Floristics, entomology and field studies in arable land
Additional course evaluations for BI1351
Academic year 2019/2020Floristics, entomology and field studies in arable land (BI1351-50065) 2020-06-08 - 2021-07-10
BI1351 Floristics, entomology and field studies in arable land, 7.5 CreditsFloristik, entomologi och fältstudier i åkermark
SubjectsBiology Agricultural science
Education cycleFirst cycle
|Floristics and entomology||4.50||1002|
|Field studies in arable land||3.00||1003|
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to general entry requirements and Biology 2.
ObjectivesThe course has three main objectives. First, to enable students to follow the development and interaction of crops, weeds and pests during the summer season. Second, to provide knowledge of some of the companies and organizations that are potential employers for the students. Finally, to learn to recognize the common plants and insects in nature.
The aim of the course is to learn to recognize the most common plants and insects in nature
After completing the course the student should be able to
- Describe the biological perquisites for the cultivation of commonly occurring crops.
- Account for cultivation measures during the summer
- Briefly describe the development of the crops.
- Identify and describe crop-limiting factors, such as attacks by pests and weed competition in field.
- The student should be able to discuss the need for control and appropriate control measures (screening).
- identify common wild plant species on the basis of their appearance, growth habit and environment.
- identify common wild insect species on the basis of their appearance, growth habit and environment
ContentIn the course section "field studies in arable land", the development of crops and attacks of weeds and pests are assessed. The assessment includes the need for control measures. The course section’s study trip also includes visits to, for example, consulting, machine and processing companies. The field studies, including the study trip are compulsory as well as a seminar assignment that concludes the course.
The floristic and entomology section starts with lectures and an overview of plant and insects systematics, appearance, and adaptation to the environment.
A significant part of the time in field is devoted to species identification, but also to exercises to identify plants and insects using identification literature.
Formats and requirements for examinationApproved examination, active participation on compulsory subjects and approved written report from field studies and study visits.
- 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.
- 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.