Soil management in crop production
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Academic year 2020/2021
2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06
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MV0214 Soil management in crop production, 15.0 CreditsMarken i odlingen
SubjectsBiology Soil Science
Education cycleMaster’s level
|Plant nutrition, precision farming, water quality||8.0||0102|
|Hydrotechnics, soil tillage||5.5||0103|
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements(A1N)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to:
• 120 ECTS first-cycle courses, including
• 60 ECTS Biology or Soil Science,
• 15 ECTS in Crop Production,
• 15 ECTS in Soil Science, including soil physics, soil chemistry and soil biology
• a level of English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school
• Swedish equivalent to the general entry requirements to Swedish first-cycle courses and study programmes.
ObjectivesThe objectives of the course is to give advanced and practically applicable knowledge of how field cultivation measures within plant nutrition, soil tillage, soil water management and precision agriculture influence the soil, crop and environment.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
• account in detail for the soil water management measures drainage and irrigation as well as demonstrate basic skills in design of drainage systems and irrigation installations,
• describe soil mechanical processes of significance for soil tillage and soil compaction and account for effects of soil compaction and soil tillage on soil functions, crop growth and the environment,
• explain the relationships between properties of different fertilizers and soil amendments and their effects on crop production and soil processes,
• account for long- and short-term effects of fertilization and liming on soils and be able to interpret analysis data and experimental results within the subject area,
• explain the principles for production of maps that are useful for site-specific cultivation measures using interpolation technics, sensor measurements and remote sensing,
• assess need of, as well as plan for, site-specific cultivation measurements based on knowledge of within-field variations regarding yield levels as well as crop and soil properties,
• describe the mechanisms for how cultivation measures affect surface water and ground water through leaching of nutrients and pesticides and be able to suggest mitigation measures that connects to regulatory frameworks and directives.
ContentCentral subject areas that are treated during the course:
• basic hydromechanics with applications,
• design and maintenance of drainage systems and irrigation installations,
• implementation of irrigation practices, access to and storage of water,
• soil mechanics including soil compaction,
• soil tillage,
• mineral and organic fertilizers - composition, properties, production and recirculation,
• acidification processes,
• fertilization strategies and liming, short- and long-term effects on crop and soil fertility,
• site-specific adaptation of cultivation measures, interpolation technics, sensors and remote sensing,
• nutrient- and pesticide leaching and erosion,
• directives for water and nitrate within EU.
Formats and requirements for examinationThe following is required for a pass mark on the course:
• passed written or oral examination,
• passed presentations of project work and practical assignments as well as approved participation in compulsory components.
- 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.
Additional informationThe entry requirement in Soil Science is fulfilled if the student is passed in the course Soil Science, 15 ECTS. The entry requirement in Crop production is fulfilled if in total 15 ECTS are passed in the courses Field course in crop production, 7.5 ECTS, Crop production I, 15 ECTS and Crop production II, 7.5 ECTS.
Department of Soil and Environment
- Litteraturlista Växtnäring [Litteraturlista Växtnäring] (https://slunik.slu.se/kursfiler/MV0214/40087.2122/Litteraturlista_vaxtnaring_Marken_i_odlingen_2022.pdf)1) Litteraturlista Vattenkvalitet [Litteraturlista Vattenkvalitet] (https://slunik.slu.se/kursfiler/MV0214/40087.2122/Vattenvard_Litteratur_inlasningstips_2022.pdf)1) LitteraturlistaPrecisionsodling [LitteraturlistaPrecisionsodling] (https://slunik.slu.se/kursfiler/MV0214/40087.2122/LitteraturlistaPrecisionsodling2022.pdf)1) LitteraturlistaJordbearbetning [LitteraturlistaJordbearbetning] (https://slunik.slu.se/kursfiler/MV0214/40087.2122/Litteraturlista_jordbearbetning_Marken_i_odlingen_2022.pdf)1) Litteraturlista Vattenhushållning [Litteraturlista Vattenhushållning] (https://slunik.slu.se/kursfiler/MV0214/40087.2122/Litteratur_Vattenhushallning_Marken_i_odlingen_2021.pdf)