BASIC OF CROP PRODUCTION

Course ID: PRO-SE>BASCRPRO
Course title: BASIC OF CROP PRODUCTION
Semester: 3 / Winter
ECTS: 4
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 30 hours
Field of study: Agriculture
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites:
Contact person: dr inż. Sylwia Lewandowska sylwia.lewandowska@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: Subject “Basic of Crop Production” includes issues concerning with the growth, development and yield creation of basic plant crop species (potato, beetroot, wheat, rye, triticale, barley, oats, maize, peas, beans, lupines, soybean, clover, alfalfa, oilseed rape, flax).
Full description: Basic concepts in plant production: production, productivity, fertility, yielding, yield, species, variety. Morphological and anatomical structure of basic crops. Plant development phases according to BBCH scale. Specific characteristics of breeding varieties. The use of plants in the economy for various purposes. Modern technologies in crop production.
Bibliography: Literature, recommended books: Principles of Field Crop Production, 2005. By (author) John D. Martin, Warren H. Leonard, David L. Stamp, Richard P. Waldren Crop Production, 2016. By (author) United States Crop Reporting Board Crop Production: A Study of Agricultural Science, 2015. Edited by Corey Aiken Aromatic Plants, 2011. Basic and Applied Aspects. Edited by A. Koedam, M. S. Margaris, Despoina Vokou Crop Quality, Storage, and Utilization, 1980. Published by: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America Ball Redbook, Volume 2:Crop Production, 2011. By (author) Jim Nau Grain Crop Quality: 1973 Crops, 2006. By U.S Agricultural Marketing Service Production Practices and Quality Assessment of Food Crops, 2004. Plant Mineral Nutrition and Pesticide Management. Edited by Ramdane Dris, S. Mohan Jain Vegetable Crops: Quality Evaluation and Management, 2017. Edited by Laura Vivian Fundamentals of Plant Breeding and Hybrid Seed Production, 1998. By (author) Rattan Lal Agrawal Plant Breeding and Seed Science. The Journal of Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute – National Research Institute Breeding, Biotechnology and Seed Production of Field Crops, 2013. By (author) Bidhan Roy Domestication of Plants in the Old World : The origin and spread of domesticated plants in Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin, 2013. By (author) Daniel Zohary, Maria Hopf, Ehud Weiss Recommended links: http://www.uswheat.org/cropquality http://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/crop-quality
Learning outcomes: The student has a basic knowledge in range of field plant production and crop production. The member of the course has a general knowledge about anatomy and physiology of plants, he or she knows biology of the most important crops. A student is able to get information in range of modern plant production and has some skills to recognize the basic crop plants in the field. A student has the skills for selecting appropriate plant varieties according to their usage, and are able to design crop production projects. A student understands the necessity of life-long learning. A student is aware of the responsibility for taking decisions.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: -credit for a written test during lectures -attendance and activity during tutorials -oral discussion during tutorials -positive credit for a test is the effect of having knowledge about important crop plants and the meaning of their growth stages/phases according to BBCH-scale -personal and social competences (attitude and behaviour): assessment of student’s individual work and team work - a student is well prepared for the classes - the ability to work in team

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