Course code LauZ4253

Credit points 4

Production of Plant Field Crops I

Total Hours in Course160

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Number of hours for laboratory classes32

Independent study hours96

Date of course confirmation18.02.2016

Responsible UnitInstitute of Soil and Plant Science

Course developer

author Augsnes un augu zinātņu institūts

Anda Rūtenberga-Āva

Mg. agr.

Prior knowledge

LauZ2040, Soils and Fertilizers

LauZ2044, Basics in Field Cultivation

LauZ3004, Agricultural Entrepreneurship

LauZ3168, Crop Protection I

LauZ4031, Mechanisation of Agriculture

Course abstract

Students become familiar with several field crops groups, forms or varieties economical importance, utilisation, classification, breeding sorts, them morphological and biological qualities, agro-ecological requirements, growing and development individuality, yield and if s quality forming rules, agro-technique for some cultivated plants under different soil and meteorological conditions, calculation of the production costs and gross weight discharge. Students estimate practically key quality ratios of the main product types, acquaint with a pre- treatment of the grown produce and preserving o

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Students obtain knowledge about morphology, agroecological requirements of field crops, and influence of different factors on yield and quality indexes. They know how to identify species of field crops in different growth stages, to estimate a suitability of varieties for growing in particular agrometeorological conditions.
• Students have skills to determine quality indexes of produce.
• Students are competent to work out the technological schemes of crop management for the planed yield level, to calculate cultivation costs, to organize and manage production procedures of field crop produce, to evaluate their execution quality.

Compulsory reading

1. Augkopība A. Ružas red. Jelgava: LLU, 2004. 374 lpp.
2. Augkopības praktikums. P. Freimanis, I. Holms, J. Jurševskis, J. Lauva, A. Ruža. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1980. 325 lpp.
3. Freimanis P., Holms I., Lauva J. Lopbarības ražošana tīrumos. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1982. 310 lpp.
4. Kārkliņa D., Ciproviča I. Pārtikas produktu tehnoloģija. Mācību materiāls. Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2008. 93 lpp.

Further reading

1. Kunkulberga D., Ruža A. Kviešu un rudzu graudu uzturvērtība un izmantošana maizes ražošanā. Jelgava: LLU, 2009. 55 lpp.
2. Zinātnisko rakstu krājumi: LLU Raksti, Agronomijas Vēstis, Agricultural Research, Agronomy Research, Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Sec. B Soil and Plant Science, Grassland Science in Europe u.c. - atbilstoši tematikai

Periodicals and other sources

1. Saimnieks LV ISSN 1691-1598,
2. Agro Tops ISSN 1407-5164