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Crop management and quality of horticultural products

Additional course evaluations for TD0010

Academic year 2020/2021

Crop management and quality of horticultural products (TD0010-20075) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17

Academic year 2019/2020

Crop management and quality of horticultural products (TD0010-20054) 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19

TD0010 Crop management and quality of horticultural products, 15.0 Credits

Odling och kvalitet hos trädgårdsprodukter

Syllabus approved



Horticultural science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Written examination 8.00 1002
Statistics and practice in cultivation techniques 4.00 1003
Seminars and other practical classes 3.00 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

Knowledge corresponding to field-specific entry requirements A14 (with exception from Social Science 1a2) including:

- Mathematics 2a or Mathematics 2b or Mathematics 2c
- Natural Science 2
- Social Science 1b or Social Science 1a1


The course aims for providing knowledge and skills about genetics, crop management, postharvest treatment and end uses of horticultural products from a sustainability perspective.

On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- describe historical and modern plant breeding methods and the purpose of plant breeding, as well as the importance of horticultural plants from a modern and historical perspectives, including cultivation and end uses
- describe how a rational and sustainable cultivation system is planned and driven in a certain type of environment
- describe different aspects of quality of horticultural products, different factors affecting quality, and how quality is sustained postharvest
- to apply basic concept and methods of statistics
- train oral and written communication.


The course includes:
- knowledge of domestication of plants, genetics of horticultural plants combined with the surrounding environment and plant breeding methods
- basic knowledge of seeds, seed germination and seed quality
- development of horticulture from a historical point of view
- planning and driving cultures of important annual and perennial plants for a defined purpose, from choosing a cultivar and a starting a culture until harvest and postharvest. Horticultural crop plants for professional field and greenhouse production are included.
- the influence of genetics and crop management on the quality of horticultural plants and sustainability
- basic knowledge of reasons for practice of postharvest treatments and storing of horticultural products
- orientation about limitations of using horticultural products related to food production and toxicology
- laboratory practicals, including a culture related briefly to the influence of water, nutrition, subtrate and temperature on plant growth and development
- application of statistics on plant material.

The course included lectures, project work individually and in group, seminars, laboratory practicals, exercises and study visits. Scheduled practicals, supervision, seminars and study visits are obligatory.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written exam, approved participation in compulsory components and passed presentation of the project work, practicals and seminars are required.
  • 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 Plant Breeding

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: BI1065, BI1139, BI1234, BI1263
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: Horticultural Management - Gardening and Horticultural Production, Bachelor´s Programme Syllabus for Horticultural Management – Gardening and Horticultural Production (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Horticultural science
Course code: TD0010 Application code: SLU-20079 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Plant Breeding Pace: 100%