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Crop Production

Additional course evaluations for BI1273

Academic year 2021/2022

Crop Production (BI1273-40081) 2022-03-24 - 2022-06-05

Academic year 2020/2021

Crop Production (BI1273-40130) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2019/2020

Crop Production (BI1273-40038) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2019/2020

Crop Production (BI1273-40136) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2018/2019

Crop Production (BI1273-40141) 2019-03-26 - 2019-06-09

Academic year 2017/2018

Crop Production (BI1273-40011) 2018-03-21 - 2018-06-03

BI1273 Crop Production, 15.0 Credits


Syllabus approved



Biology Agricultural science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Forest 2.50 1002
Agricultural plants and pests 4.50 1003
Agricultural cropping systems 8.00 1004

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Requirements for entry to the Agricultural and Rural Management Bachelor´s Degree Programme


The course provides training in the ability to combine knowledge from different subjects to obtain a holistic view on crop production in the agricultural area.

On completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- describe how soil- and plant characteristics, crop management, and environmental factors interact and influence conditions for crop production
- demonstrate knowledge of important weeds and pests and their influence on crop production
- identify and suggest solutions as well as preventive measures on problems in the crop production area
- explain and independently assess, analyse and evaluate the implementation and outcome of crop management practices, with respect to biological, technical and economic aspects
- at a general level, describe and explain the Swedish forestry model with respect to forest production, nature conservation and social values
- discuss national and global market conditions as well as ethical issues related to crop production
- explain how factors, such as choice of crop, management practices and environmental factors influence sustainable development in crop production


The course uses different pedagogical formats to promote teacher-led knowledge dissemination as well as student activity and discussions, through lectures, literature studies, exercises, laboratory practicals, field studies, seminars, and thesis. Communication with the surrounding community is promoted via external lectures and study visits. Furthermore, the teaching is linked to both national and international research through lectures and literature studies.

The course gives knowledge about crop production planning and crop rotations, plant protection, production biology, product quality of agricultural and horticultural field crops as well as preconditions for sustainable Swedish forestry. The course provides basic knowledge of how Swedish forestry is carried out with management, planning and use of forest products, as well as exercises in forestry estimations. The course also contains in-depth group exercises about the production biology, crop production planning and crop rotations, as well as an individual thesis describing the production of a chosen crop from a cropping systems perspective. The students will also take part of laboratory sessions and study visits.

The course consists of three components: Agricultural cropping system, Agricultural plants and pests and Forestry.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written examinations and written assignments as well as active participation in scheduled compulsory components such as group presentations and seminars.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Biosystems and Technology

Further information

Determined by: Programstudierektor för lantmästare - kandidatprogram
Biology field: Botanik (växtbiologi)
Replaces: BI1166
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Agricultural and Rural Management Agriculture and Rural Management (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology Agricultural science
Course code: BI1273 Application code: SLU-40036 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Biosystems and Technology Pace: 100%