931322 Technology in organic agriculture
- Lecture and seminar
- Semester hours
- Lecturer (assistant)
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering
- Offered in
- Wintersemester 2017/18
- Languages of instruction
The course focuses on technology particularly used in organic agriculture. Especially the following topics are covered:
• Seed treatment and sowing technology
• Weed management
• Plant protection
• Harvesting technology
The special features and differences of organic production compared with non-organic production are shown.
This course consists of two parts:
• After an introduction to the topics listed above, the following two lectures cover the topics weed management and fertilization in greater detail
• The second part is a seminar. Here student groups prepare a term paper, a presentation and a handout with feasible examination questions which can be answered using the corresponding paper. Topics will be listed in BOKUlearn shortly before the first lecture.
- Previous knowledge expected
The prerequisite for participation in the course is a basic knowledge of agrophysics, fundamentals of agricultural engineering, agricultural process engineering and organic agriculture.
The ability to work scientifically is required.
- Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)
Upon positive completion of the course, students will be able to:
• Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of technology for the usage in organic agriculture
• Understand technological challenges in organic agriculture
• Gather and evaluate information from scientific literature
• Prepare scientific literature for scientific presentations
• Use appropriate technical terms in the English language
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.