Food Production: Vegetables

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Food Production: Vegetables

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Horticulture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Recommended: Level 1 or Level 2 Biology or Chemistry Module

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This module will focus on commercial potato production and on field scale vegetable crop production. An overview of the potato and vegetable industries will be given. The module will emphasise soil requirements, cultural techniques, growing programmes, harvesting methodologies and quality assurnce systems for selected tuber (in particular potato production), root, bulb and brassica crops. Industry Codes of Practice and Quality programmes (such as GLOBALGAP and including national and international quality standards, certification and accreditation systems to EN45011) will be examined. The influence of global fresh produce supply systems, retailing strategies and food safety/quality systems will be raised. Developments in value-added products will be explored.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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