Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production
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Syllabus and other information
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||5.0||0202|
|Soil science and cultivation technology||7.0||0203|
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirementsBachelor’s level (G1N)
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 a 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 a student has been granted targeted study support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative form of assessment.
If this course is discontinued, SLU will decide on transitional provisions for the examination of students admitted under this syllabus who have not yet been awarded a Pass grade.
For the assessment an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. For more information, please refer to the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
- 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 informationThe right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course instance which the student has been admitted to 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, please refer to the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Department of Biosystems and Technology
- Kurslitteratur 2022 [Kurslitteratur 2022] (https://slunik.slu.se/kursfiler/TN0327/30141.2122/TN0327_Kurslitteratur_2022.pdf)