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2014/2015 » Natural Resources and the Environment » Degree Programme in Natural Resources and the Environment » Professional studies » International horticultural and agricultural production » Plant cultivation in future

Plant cultivation in future

Realization plans
Code: LL12IN02
Name: Plant cultivation in future
Extent of studies: 5 sp
Rekommenderad studiegång (SP): Year 1:     Year 2:     Year 3: 5    Year 4:     Year 5:     
Prerequisites: General eligibility for polytechnic studies
Common studies in plant cultivation
Botany and ecosystem services
Natural resource cultivation processes
Accounting, company analysis and marketing
Establishing and taking over an enterprise
Course-specific competence: The student is familiar with the international and national plant and foodstuff production and with the domestication of cultivated plants and their global spreading. The student is familiar with genetic resources, breeding and biotechnology and with the pros and cons regarding GMO plants. The student is able to describe in a clear manner how the rational and sustainable cultivation of important annual or perennial plants on arable or open land or in greenhouses is realized in practice as well as to account for the effects of different cultivation measures on the ecology, course of cultivation and product quality. The student learns about the possibilities of practical applications of geographic information systems (GIS) and geographic positioning systems (GPS) in plant cultivation and observes the possible future development possibilities within the field. The student is able to comprehensively account for as well as independently reflect over various current and possible future fields of application for plants and improved plant products. The student is able to plan a cultivation based on determined special characteristics of the various products which constitute the basis of their utilization, e.g. they contain specific substances or are have health-promoting or medical characteristics.
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