933332 Procedures of plant production in organic agriculture II (in Eng.)


Art
Seminar und Exkursion
Semesterstunden
1
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Friedel, Jürgen Kurt , Wagentristl, Helmut , Euteneuer, Pia
Organisation
Institut für Ökologischer Landbau (IFÖL)
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2018
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen
Englisch

Lehrinhalt

Organic agriculture in eastern Austria (Lower Austria) is restrained by lacking animal husbandry and rain shortages in early spring and summer. Processes in this dry area are based on a balanced crop management, due to crop rotation and soil preparation, to prevent harvest losses by nutrient depletions, droughts, plant pathogens and weed pressure. Furthermore an increasing humus content to stabilize soil aggregates for plant nutrition and sufficient soil water content is obligatory. Therefore, biodiversity by seeding cover crops and again crop rotation are required.
During the summer semester students will determine important parameters of organic farming (soil, crop, soil fauna etc.) to prepare a seminar work and presentation of their findings.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

Course 933331 - Procedures of plant production in organic agriculture I;
basics in plant productions conventional or organic farming, soil management, plant nutrition and the ability for a critical discussion with present research (peer reviewed research papers).

Lehrziel

Interdisciplinary knowledge of organic farming in terms of plant production and capability to connect textbook knowledge with practical crop management.
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