Code last year: (CWE-30806)
|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||prof. dr. ir. PC Struik|
|Lecturer(s)||prof. dr. ir. PC Struik|
|Examiner(s)||prof. dr. ir. PC Struik|
Language of instruction:
Thesis Crop Physiology
Recent developments in crop physiology relating to canopy development, signalling, plant organization and behaviour are studied on the basis of discussion of a coherent set of research papers. Using the information from these papers a series of quantitative exercises of increasing complexity are carried out for several arable crops under a range of agronomic conditions. A qualitative analysis of the genotype-phenotype gap and of plant adaptaton is made.
After completion of this course the students will be able to:
- explain the functioning of canopy development in crops differing in functional-structural relations based on quantitative insights;
- apply in-depth crop physiological knowledge under a range of conditions;
- use and apply plant and crop physiological knowledge for crop improvement and crop management.
- lectures and discussions on the physiological functioning of major crops under different agro-ecological conditions;
- PO elements including analyses of crop development, yield formation and quality improvement based on recent literature.
- individual report;
- jointly produced analytical report.
Course description and literature will be provided at first contact.
|Restricted Optional for:||MPS||Plant Sciences||MSc||C: Natural Resource Management||2AF|
|MPS||Plant Sciences||MSc||A: Crop Science||2AF|