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Scientific plant cultivation

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Code: LL12NO01
Name: Scientific plant cultivation
Extent of studies: 5 sp
Rekommenderad studiegång (SP): Year 1:     Year 2: 5    Year 3:     Year 4:     Year 5:     
Prerequisites: General eligibility for polytechnic studies
Common studies in plant cultivation 36 cr
Course-specific competence: The student is able to describe and analyse the most important cultivation processes and their technical systems by using basic concepts from physics, especially mechanics, chemistry and biology. The student knows how to measure and calculate these processes and cultivation phenomena as well as assess their probability. The student knows how to explain relevant hydrological and climate-related concepts as well as explain the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of soil types, the most common cultivation substrates and fertilizers and how these affect growth. The student is able to plan fertilization, lime dressing, pipe draining, irrigation, soil improving measures and rotation in an applied manner and take various environmental factors into account. The student knows how to draw detailed cultivation plans and cultivation maps for farms with the help of suitable software (WISU and Excel).
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