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TN0327

Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production

Additional course evaluations for TN0327

Academic year 2020/2021

Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production (TN0327-30134) 2021-01-18 - 2021-03-23

Academic year 2019/2020

Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production (TN0327-30275) 2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24

Academic year 2018/2019

Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production (TN0327-30125) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25

Academic year 2017/2018

Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production (TN0327-30081) 2018-01-15 - 2018-03-20

Academic year 2016/2017

Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production (TN0327-30073) 2017-01-16 - 2017-03-21

Academic year 2015/2016

Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production (TN0327-30263) 2016-01-18 - 2016-03-21

TN0327 Technology, Soil and Climate for Horticultural Production, 15.0 Credits

Teknologi, mark och klimat för odling

Syllabus approved

2014-12-17

Subjects

Horticultural science Technology

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Energy and climate 5.00 1002
Soil science and cultivation technology 7.00 1003
Compulsory parts 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.

Language

Swedish

Prior knowledge

None other than those required for entry to the Horticultural Science Programme or the Horticulture Management Bachelor´s Programme.

Objectives

The 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.

Content

The 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 examination

The 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.

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 Biosystems and Technology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: TN0304, TN0325
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 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 Technology
Course code: TN0327 Application code: SLU-30141 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Biosystems and Technology Pace: 100%