Horticultural production

lbrai2216  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Horticultural production
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Bertin Pierre;
Mandatory skills in plant biology, plant physiology, plant production, plant protection, genetics acquired during the Bachelor of bioengineer and the first year of MS of bioengineer or equivalent.
Main themes
Functioning of an horticultural company: technology, biology, genetics, management and finances.
Analysis of liiting factors of the production unit.
Problem identification and solution proposals.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 a. Contribution of the activity with regards to the referential of leaning outcomes
Control a pool of scientific knowledge (M.1.1 à M.1.5)
Control a pool of knowledge in the fied of bioengineering and management (M.2.1 à M2.5)
Apply a rigorous and innovative scientific approach (M.3.1 à M.3.4 et M.3.6 M.3.9)
Concept and implement a complete and innovative approach of engineer (M.4.1 à M.4.7)
Communicate (M.6.1 à 6.8))
Act responsbly (M.7.1 à M.7.3)
b . Specific formulation for this activity AA program (maximum 10)              
At the end of this activity, the student will be able to :
·       understand the general functioning of the horticultural company in which the student has evolved,
·       identify a limiting factor to the production,
·       synthesize the state of knowledge related to the limitinf factor, from a scientific, technological and practical point of view,
·       propose solutions scientifically and technilogically sound,
.       communicate ' in writing and orally ' the state of knowledge and solutions.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Fourty hours-long practice in an horticultural company or horticultural applied research center. Current work and discovery of the usual activities. Study of its functioning. Identification of a limiting factor (technological constraint, pest...). Study of the problem based on scientific litterature, interchanges with the actors of the company and scientific skills acquired during the studies of bioengineer. Solution proposals. Writing of a report and oral presentation with slides for the students and professor of the activity.
Teaching methods
Information previously available on icampus and through an information session. Realization of a 40-h practice in an horticutural company, discussion of objectives and problematics, avices for analysis and writing.
Evaluation methods
Evaluation of the written report and of the oral presentation and slides. Feedback
Other information
This course can be given in English.
Online resources
Support(s) de cours obligatoires
Syllabus, diapositives powerpoint
Ouvrages scientifiques et techniques à rechercher par l'étudiant
Teaching materials
  • dias powerpoint disponibles sur moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Agricultural Bioengineering