UE Code : IL3-AT-CA Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering

Level :

Third year of Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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Studies organization

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Semester :


Total Hours :

106.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

At the parcel level, reconciling yields, quality and impact on resources make it necessary to know, understand and analyze the conditions of the plant population all along the crop cycle and the factors which influence them. In fact, the plant population is in constant interaction with the biotic factors (pests, diseases, weeds, antagonists) and abiotic factors (climate, mineral elements, etc.). The crop management also influences these interactions either directly (i.e., sowing, weeding, etc.) or indirectly by changing the environmental conditions.
The objective of this module is to understand and analyze influential production factors at the scale of a plant population (wheat being the reference crop in this module) to be able to evaluate and recommend adapted technical management.

• understand plant population conditions and yield components (example of wheat)
• understand the interactions between the environment and the crop management plan
• master crop diagnosis method and management tools
• recommend technical methods adapted to the the farmer’s constraints and to his way of production (conventional, integrated, low input, organic).

Contents :

• Diagnosis f of wheat plots in a heterogeneous environment
• Monitoring of experiments set up by agricultural actors (chamber of agriculture, technical institute, research laboratory): Observe, measure, describe, analyze, interpret results with the support of the bibliography
• Analyze a scientific article in English: Experimental approach, oral expression in English
• Classes: yield elaboration and technical management of wheat crop, weeding, fighting cryptogrammic diseases, tillage (soil preparation)
• opened visits (depending on year of study)

Prerequisites :

Agronomy Class IL2 (ZOAG)

Teaching methods :

Lectures, Seminars (TD), Self-Study, Study Visits, Monitoring Experiments

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Bibliography :

Common core courses and options

2 Common core courses (CC):

  • Multifunctional Agriculture
  • Crop Production and Applied Ecology

Students will choose one of these 4 options:

  • Option 1: Monogastric option
  • Option 2: Herbivore option
  • Option 3: Annual Crops option
  • Option 4: Sustainable Viticulture option