930106 Principles of agricultural scienes

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Vogl, Christian R. , Quendler, Elisabeth , Winckler, Christoph , Pöchtrager, Siegfried , Friedel, Jürgen Kurt , Zollitsch, Werner , Kaul, Hans-Peter , Steinkellner, Siegrid , Balas, Johannes , Gronauer, Andreas , Kantelhardt, Jochen , Larcher, Manuela , Schönhart, Martin , Leeb, Christine , Knaus, Wilhelm Friedrich
Department of Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Offered in
Sommersemester 2018
Languages of instruction


Basic principles and introduction to agriculture

*Plant production
*Animal husbandry
*Organic farming
*Agricultural engineering
*Rural sociology
*Agricultural economics
*Agricultural marketing

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

• classify and differentiate between alpine farming and farming in mountainous areas
• describe land use, know the spectrum of species, evaluate
quality and output of resources, assess environmental influences
• know the fundamentals of crop farming, viniculture, fruit production,
grassland management, agricultural engineering in plant production, animal husbandry, agricultural construction and labor management
• discuss horticultural plant production (quality concerns, marketing, special forms and household gardens)
• know about cattle, pig and poultry husbandry (selected systems, “hot spots”)
• outline the principles of organic farming
• know legal regulations and principles
• estimate energy input, genetic engineering, nutritional efficiency
• describe soil fertility and plant nutrition
• design crop rotations
• think about resource conservation
• differentiate between integrated, conventional, organic and ecological plant protection
• give examples for harmful organisms and choose control measures
• are aware of future challenges of agricultural engineering
• differentiate between agricultural policy, rural sociology, agricultural economics and agricultural marketing and know about their objectives and instruments
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.