Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production
Additional course evaluations for TN0327
Academic year 2020/2021Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production (TN0327-30134) 2021-01-18 - 2021-03-23
Academic year 2019/2020Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production (TN0327-30275) 2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24
Academic year 2018/2019Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production (TN0327-30125) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25
Academic year 2017/2018Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production (TN0327-30081) 2018-01-15 - 2018-03-20
Academic year 2016/2017Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production (TN0327-30073) 2017-01-16 - 2017-03-21
Academic year 2015/2016Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production (TN0327-30263) 2016-01-18 - 2016-03-21
TN0327 Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production, 15.0 CreditsTeknologi, mark och klimat för odling
SubjectsHorticultural science Technology
Education cycleBachelor’s level
|Energy and climate||5.00||1002|
|Soil science and cultivation technology||7.00||1003|
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)
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 knowledgeNone other than those required for entry to the Horticultural Science Programme or the Horticulture Management Bachelor´s Programme.
ObjectivesThe aim of the course is to give basic knowledge in technology, climatology, hydrology and soil science in horticultural production processes. Mass and energy flows are central.
On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- describe and analyse, with the help of basic concepts from physics, chemistry and mechanics, the most important processes in horticultural production and its technical systems
- measure, calculate and appraise various processes and phenomena within horticulture
- describe in general basic hydrological and climatological concepts of importance for horticulture
- explain the importance of the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of soil types and growth substrates for plant development
- demonstrate knowledge of basic biological cycles in soils and substrates, describe their application from a horticultural and environmental perspective.
ContentThe course consists of following sections:
- Mass and energy flows and energy concepts, described from a physical, chemical and biological perspective.
- Soil and substrate concepts, described from a physical, chemical and biological perspective.
- Basic hydrological and climatological concepts.
- Manipulation of plant growth and development with the help of external growth factors.
- Use of growth substrate and fertilisers in horticulture.
- Study trips and demonstrations will be used to exemplify theoretical components of the course.
Scheduled laboratory work, demonstrations, group discussions, presentations and excursions are mandatory.
Formats and requirements for examinationThe examination will consist of assignments plus written and/or oral examinations. A passed grade requires passed examinations and assignments, plus participation in study trips, exercises, laboratory practicals 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.
- 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 departmentDepartment of Biosystems and Technology
Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: TN0304, TN0325
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Horticultural Science Programme 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 TechnologyCourse code: TN0327 Application code: SLU-30141 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Biosystems and Technology Pace: 100%