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Horticultural Production Physiology

This is a course where you get the chance to go in depth when it comes to how plants are produced and how the results can be affected. What happens to the plant physiology when a growth factor is altered?

Stress is central to all types of plant production. It is often important to be able to avoid stress and optimize growth - but it is almost as common to control the growth of the plant with the help of conscious stress through control/restriction of various growth factors. Regardless of which, it is important to understand what is happening in the plant, how this can be measured and evaluated and be able to weigh advantages and disadvantages when designing a cultivation system for a particular plant. All this is addressed in this course.

The course is designed so that you can spend about half the time writing an in-depth work on a specific cultural plant that you are particularly interested in. The second half of the course is devoted in parallel to lectures, exercises and excursions that deepen and support the individual work. The course ends with a seminar where you will give a short lecture and present your crop - but above all get to learn about all your classmates´ in-depth work.

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Academic year 2022/2023

Horticultural Production Physiology (BI1405-40085)

2023-03-22 - 2023-06-04

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Litterature list

Literature BI1405, Horticultural Production Physiology

Spring 2023

Course organizer: Lars Mogren


Background literature (used in BI1309, Horticultural Systems and Future Challenges)

Recommended literature:

  • Plant Physiology and Development, 6th ed. 2015, Taiz, L., Zeiger, E., Moller, I.M. & Murphy, A. Sinauer Associates Inc., USA. ISBN 978-1-60535-326-5

  • Physiological Plant Ecology, 4th ed. 2003, Larcher, W. Springer-Verlag, Germany. ISBN: 3-540-43516-6

  • Principles of Horticultural Physiology, 1st ed. 2013, Duner, E. CABI, UK. ISBN: 978 1 78064 025 9

Additional literature will be provided in connection to lectures.

Additional literature will be used by each individual for their written Major project.

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Horticultural Science - Master's Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38060 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Horticultural Science Biology Biology Horticultural science
Course code: BI1405 Application code: SLU-40077 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Biosystems and Technology Pace: 100%