|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Excursion (one day)||13|
|Course coordinator(s)||dr. MM Pulleman|
|Lecturer(s)||dr. ir. CR Stoof|
|dr. ir. JCJ Groot|
|dr. ir. GWJ van de Ven|
|dr. ir. L Bastiaans|
|dr. MM Pulleman|
|ing. FA Steenstra|
|dr. R Ripoll Bosch|
|dr. HA Oostindie|
|prof. dr. RE Creamer|
|Examiner(s)||dr. MM Pulleman|
Language of instruction:
Assumed knowledge on:
FSE-21306 Organic Agriculture and Society.
Judicious management of resources for sustainable (organic) agriculture involving different stakeholders.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- assess soil quality in the field;
- summarize farmers' measures to increase resource use efficiency;
- appraise relationships between cows, manure, grass, cheese and income;
- describe and explain one of the three key sub-compartments (soil, plant, animal) of a farming system;
- practice and illustrate theoretical knowledge in quantitative calculations in terms of efficiency of nutrient use;
- connect the relationships between the sub-compartments of a farming system by a model;
- evaluate the effect of changes in farming system management on model outcomes in terms of nutrient use efficiency and in economic terms;
- develop a sustainable farming system conversion scenario in a multifunctional landscape;
- propose options for INRM in organic agriculture at farm and landscape scales in a specific regional setting.
- individual project.
- exam (50%);
- performance at PE and EE (25%);
- IP (25%), all to be completed with mark equal to or higher than 5.5.
|Compulsory for:||MOA||Organic Agriculture||MSc||2MO|
|Restricted Optional for:||MOA||Organic Agriculture||MSc||C: Double Degree Agroecology||2MO|