751-3405-00L  Chemical Nature of Nutrients and their Availability to Plants: The Case of Phosphorus

SemesterHerbstsemester 2020
DozierendeE. Frossard, T. I. McLaren, L. P. Schönholzer
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch
KommentarNumber of participants limited to 18.
Priority will be given to students in Agricultural Sciences



Lehrveranstaltungen

NummerTitelUmfangDozierende
751-3405-00 GChemical Nature of Nutrients and their Availability to Plants: The Case of Phosphorus
The lectures will spread over 13 Friday mornings in the autumn semester. The lecture will be organized in Eschikon, in the Group of Plant Nutrition at the Experimental station Eschikon, 8315 Eschikon-Lindau.
The location of the experimental station Eschikon is given at Link.

Lecture dates: 18/9, 25/9, 2/10, 9/10, 16/10, 23/10, 30/10, 6/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 4/12, 11/12
56s Std.E. Frossard, T. I. McLaren, L. P. Schönholzer

Katalogdaten

KurzbeschreibungThe course discusses the mechanistic relationships between nutrient speciation in fertilizer and nutrient uptake by plants using phosphorus as an example. The course involves theoretical aspects of nutrient cycling, laboratory work, data analysis and presentation, and the use of advanced methods in plant nutrition studies.
LernzielAt the end of this course, participants will obtain a mechanistic understanding of why and how the speciation of phosphorus in fertilizer can affect its release to the soil solution and subsequent uptake by plants. Students will be able to use this information for the development of fertilization schemes that maximize the nutrient uptake and fertilizer efficiency of crops or pastures. During the course, participants will become familiar with the use of radioisotopes and nuclear magnetic resonance as approaches to measure nutrient availability and forms, respectively and they will know the limits of these techniques. Students will also have the opportunity to improve their laboratory and communication skills.
SkriptDocuments will be distributed during the lecture.
LiteraturDocuments will be distributed during the lecture.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe lecture will take place at the ETH experimental station in Eschikon Lindau. See the location of the station at: Link
We strongly advise students who are planning to be absent for more than one week during the semester NOT to visit this course.
Students must have visited the plant nutrition lectures in the 3rd and 6th semesters and the lecture pedosphere in the 3rd semester of the agricultural study program of the ETH (or bring an equivalent knowledge). This knowledge is indispensable for this 7th semester.

Leistungskontrolle

Information zur Leistungskontrolle (gültig bis die Lerneinheit neu gelesen wird)
Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
ECTS Kreditpunkte4 KP
PrüfendeE. Frossard, T. I. McLaren, L. P. Schönholzer
Formbenotete Semesterleistung
PrüfungsspracheEnglisch
RepetitionRepetition ohne erneute Belegung der Lerneinheit möglich.
ZulassungsbedingungStudents must have visited the plant nutrition lectures in the 3rd and 6th semesters and the lecture pedosphere in the 3rd semester of the agricultural study program of the ETH (or bring an equivalent knowledge). This knowledge is indispensable for the 7th semester.
Zusatzinformation zum PrüfungsmodusFinal grade = oral presentation of the experimental results on fertilizer and soil: 1/3 of final grade; oral presentation of the experimental results on plant: 1/3 of final grade; and an individual essay: 1/3 of final grade.

Lernmaterialien

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Es werden nur die öffentlichen Lernmaterialien aufgeführt.

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Einschränkungen

PlätzeMaximal 18
VorrangDie Belegung der Lerneinheit ist bis 13.09.2020 nur durch die primäre Zielgruppe möglich
Primäre ZielgruppeAgrarwissenschaften MSc (762000)
WartelisteBis 01.10.2020

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