751-4203-00L  Horticultural Science: Case Studies (HS)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersL. Bertschinger, J. Rösti, V. J. U. Zufferey
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 24.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
751-4203-00 GHorticultural Science: Case Studies (HS)2 hrs
Thu13:15-15:00LFW C 4 »
L. Bertschinger, J. Rösti, V. J. U. Zufferey

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AbstractLectures address 2 horticultural cropping systems and value chains, each one in 4 2h-lecture blocks. Afterwards, the 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.
ObjectiveAchieve a deepened understanding of horticultural value chain challenges relating to ecological intensification, resource efficiency, climate change and healthy and safe food, and the problem solution strategies and scientific principles behind.
Deliver in a team effort a report and a presentation providing a comprehensive insight into a problem of the horticultural value chain and its science-based solution strategy.
ContentIn 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 notesDocuments handed out during the case studies.
LiteratureAs provided by the case study leaders.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course builds on basic knowledge delivered in 'Horticultural Crops I' and 'Horticultural Crops II'. 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.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersL. Bertschinger, J. Rösti, V. J. U. Zufferey
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.
Additional information on mode of examinationMündliche Prüfung (Präsentation einer Gruppenarbeit mit Abgabe eines Berichtes). Dauer pro Person: 2 Stunden (in Gruppe).

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Restrictions

Places24 at the most
Waiting listuntil 24.09.2017

Offered in

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Agroecosystem Sciences MasterAgronomy and Plant BreedingW+Information
Agroecosystem Sciences MasterCropping SystemsW+Information
Agroecosystem Sciences MasterEnvironmental Crop PhysiologyWInformation
Agroecosystem Sciences MasterGeneral Crop ScienceWInformation
Agroecosystem Sciences MasterGeneral Crop ScienceWInformation
Agroecosystem Sciences MasterSafety and Quality in Agri-Food ChainWInformation
Agroecosystem Sciences MasterSafety and Quality in Agri-Food ChainWInformation
Food Science MasterSafety and Quality in Agri-Food ChainWInformation