751-4204-01L Horticultural Science (FS)
|Semester||Spring Semester 2015|
|Lecturers||L. Bertschinger, R. Baur, C. Carlen|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Abstract||After an introduction (2h), lectures address 2 horticultural cropping systems and value chains, each one in 2 2h-lecture blocks. Afterwards, students split in 2 groups for addressing a case study focusing on one of the cropping systems treated before. An excursion to a research site might be included. In a final colloquium, each group presents a report on their case study and their conclusions.|
|Objective||Achieve a deepened understanding of horticultural value chain challenges related with ecological intensification, resource efficiency, climate change and healthy, safe food production, and the problem solution strategies and scientific principles behind.|
Deliver in a team effort a report and presentation with a comprehensive insight into the studied problem and its science-based solution strategy.
|Content||In the autumn semester, the two addressed cropping systems and value chains are fruit-production and viticulture. |
In the spring semester, the two addressed cropping systems and value chains are vegetable-production- and berry-production or glasshouse-horticulture.
The selected topics address challenges with regard to ecological intensification, resource efficiency or climate change and branch into on-going research and development projects.
|Lecture notes||Documents handed out during the case studies.|
|Literature||Provided by the case study leaders.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||The course builds on basic knowledge delivered by 'Horticultural Crops I & II' (BSc). If these courses have not been followed by interested participants, equivalent knowledge and experience will greatly support a successful and productive participation of the participating student.|
Language: spoken E, G or F, Documents: Preferably English, G/F possible.