Quantitative Aspects of Crop Production
INFO Instelling: WUR
The central goal of this selfstudy course is to obtain and deepen knowledge and insight in physical and crop physiological aspects of crop growth, and to get acquainted with abiotic interactions between crop and environment. Students will learn to systematically apply crop physiological and crop ecological principles in both open field and greenhouse cropping systems.
The following subjects will be dealt with:
– biomass production: light use efficiency, water use efficiency, leaf area index;
– biomass partitioning (functional equillibrium, allometry, fruit set and abortion, partitioning based on sink strength);
– plant growth analysis (RGR, NAR, LAR, SLA, LWR, exponential growth);
– yield component analysis;
– interactions between partitioning and biomass production.
Special attention will be paid to training a quantitative approach towards these topics.
Lecturer: dr. P.A. Leffelaar
Tags: biomass, yields, physiological, abiotic, interaction
2 september 2013
5 september 2013
20 september 2013
30 september 2013
4 oktober 2013