PLSC 320

Crop Science

Course overview

You’ll get to know the physiological aspects, common to all crops, that determine crop yield and how you can increase it.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Forest Biology and Silvics , FORS-201
  • Viticulture I , WINE-201
  • Horticulture Production Systems , HORT-214
  • Plant Science II: Plant Function , PLSC-201
  • Plant Production Systems , PLSC-204
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course

Credits 15
Domestic fees $974.00

Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Describe what is needed to build crop yield.
  2. Understand how matching favourable environmental conditions to crop ontogeny are crucial for the success of crops.
  3. Understand what G x E x M interactions are and how they help to understand the suitability of crops to determinate environments.
  4. Present an analysis based on results obtained from a field experiment and interpret the results from a crop simulation exercise.

Course examiners

Mariana Andreucci

Mariana Andreucci


Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences