Course code LauZ4109

Credit points 3

Foodstuffs of Plant Origin

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes32

Date of course confirmation16.03.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Agricultural Machinery

Course developer

author Lauksaimniecības tehnikas institūts

Jānis Palabinskis

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

State policy for support of production of food stock, prospects of the branch development. Technological processes of production and primary processing of the most important kinds of plant breeding products – grain, potatoes, oil plants and culmiferous plants, vegetables, fruits and berries, vulnerary plants. Storage technologies, quality assessment methods and quality indicators of every kind of products. Specificity of cultivated plant growing in closed areas. Plant watering systems and equipment. Application of plant fertilizers and plant protection means in open and closed areas.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

The results of studies (knowledge, skills, competences): Knowledge on production technologies of the most important kinds of plant products (grain, potatoes, oil plants, berries, vegetables) and possibilities of ensuring the necessary quality of food production raw materials.
Skills – able to apply the acquired knowledge in processing of plant breeding origin raw materials for food production knowing the physical-mechanical, biological and chemical qualities of every definite raw material. Can elaborate and develop technological processing processes.
Competences – knowledge and skills are acquired that are necessary for the manager of a food production enterprise managing and planning the long-term strategic development of the enterprise considering the development perspectives of the branch.

Compulsory reading

1. A. Vilde, Ā. Ruciņš, D. Viesturs. Globālās pozicionēšanas tehnoloģijas lauksaimniecībā. LZTI. Jelgava. 2008. 47 lpp.
2. S. Ivanovs, V. Lazovska. Linu novākšanas un pirmapstrādei sagatavošanas tehnoloģijas un mašīnas. Ulbroka. 2007. 108 lpp.
3. J. Palabinskis. Organisko mēslu izkliedētāji. Jelgava. 2004. 64 lpp.

Further reading

1. Kalniņš A. Biodegviela – ražošanas un izmantošanas iespējas Latvijā. Rīga: LR Ekonomikas ministrija, 2005. 166 lpp.
2. Smidzinātāju rokasgrāmata. LKIAC, Ozolnieki, 2001. 144 lpp.
3. S.Ivanovs, V.Stramkale. Linu audzēšanas un novākšanas tehnoloģijas, LLU Ulbrokas ZC, 2001. 191 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Saimnieks LV. Rīga : TEE BIO, 2004- ISSN 1691-1598.
2. AgroTops. Rīga: Aģentūra Agro apgāds. ISSN 1407-5164.