Bernhard Büter: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Dr. Bernhard Büter
breeding botanicals international
Emeligarten 6
8592 Uttwil
Telephone071 460 15 00
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science

751-4104-00LAlternative Crops2 credits2VA. Walter, B. Büter, E. A. Pérez Torres
AbstractFew crops dominate the crop rotations worldwide. Following the goal of an increased agricultural biodiversity, species such as buckwheat but also medicinal plants might become more important in future. The biology, physiology, stress tolerance and central aspects of the value-added chain of the above-mentioned and of other alternative crops will be depicted.
ObjectiveDuring this course, students learn to assess the potential of different minor or alternative crops compared to the dominant major crops based on their biological and agronomical features. Each student will assess and present a specific alternative crop of his or her choice based on information from scientific articles and Wikipedia. Wikipedia-entries will be generated.