Development and Analysis of Growing Media

Faculty

Faculty of Agricultural Science and Landscape Architecture

Version

Version 10.0 of 08/06/2019

Code of Module

44M0024

Modulename (german)

Entwicklung und Untersuchung von Substraten

Study Programmes
  • Agrar- und Lebensmittelwirtschaft (M.Sc.)
  • Angewandte Nutztier- und Pflanzenwissenschaften (M.Sc.)
Level of Module

4

Content
  • Physical substrate parameters:
  • physical properties of growing media and additives
  • analytical processes of substrate physics
  • water and air supply in growing media
  • substrate properties and irrigation processes
  • aging of substrates

    Chemical and biochemical subtrates parameters:
  • chemical and biochemical features of growing media and their base material
  • Fertilization of horticultural substrates
  • changes of nutrient content during the storage of substrates
  • fertilization management and pH control of growing media
  • development and test of new substrate additives and fertilizers

    Current problems in the subtrate industry, e.g.:
  • peat and peat substitutes - acquisition of base materials and additives
  • peat mining methods
Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Broadening
Students know the main features and analytical methods for the description of growing media
Knowledge Deepening
The students have additionally a broad special knowledge about practical relevant applications of analytical processes for the description of properties of growing media, especially with regard to new additives.
Instrumental Skills and Competences
The students have additionally a broad special knowledge about practical relevant applications of analytical processes for the description of properties of growing media, especially with regard to new additives.
Communicative Skills and Competences
The students analyze and reflect the results of different measurements, they formulate a report of the results and present it.
Systemic Skills and Competences
The students apply a number of common, branch-specific skills and techniques, in order to perform tasks.

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, internship, excursions, presentations of practitioners in the substrates industry

Expected Knowledge and/or Competences

In-depth knowledge in plant nutrition and soil science, knowledge in analytical methods for studying soils

Responsible of the Module

Anlauf, Rüdiger

Lecturer(s)
  • Daum, Diemo
  • Schacht, Henning
  • Anlauf, Rüdiger
Credits

5

Concept of Study and Teaching
Workload Dozentengebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
15Vorlesungen
20Labore
5Exkursionen
Workload Dozentenungebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
30Veranstaltungsvor-/-nachbereitung
20Referate
25Literaturstudium
20Prüfungsvorbereitung
15Kleingruppen
Recommended Reading

Wird zu Beginn der Lehrveranstaltung aktuell angegeben

Graded Exam
  • Viva Voce
  • Two-Hour Written Examination
  • Oral Presentation / Seminar Paper
  • Project Report
Assessment Methods Remark

Standard exam: presentation (alternative form of examination if necessary to be selected by the examiner and announced at the beginning of the course)

Duration

1 Term

Module Frequency

Only Summer Term

Language of Instruction

German

 

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