751-4104-00L  Alternative Crops

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersA. Walter, K. Berger Büter
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


751-4104-00 VAlternative Crops2 hrs
Wed16:15-18:00LFW C 5 »
A. Walter, K. Berger Büter

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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.

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ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersA. Walter, K. Berger Büter
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Agricultural Sciences MasterAgronomy and Plant BreedingWInformation
Agricultural Sciences MasterAgronomy and Plant BreedingW+Information
Agricultural Sciences MasterGeneral Crop ScienceWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterMinor in Agricultural Plant Production and EnvironmentWInformation