Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L3021010 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 植物生産学実験
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Laboratory and Field Works in Plant Production
ウエダ アキヒロ,キクタ マユミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Experiment Lesson Style
(More Details)
Cultivation of crop plants with different dozes of fertilizers,
Instrumental analysis, Data presentation 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords SDG_02, SDG_09, SDG_13, SDG_15, Crop production, Fertilizer management, Photosynthesis, Environments, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Environmental preservation 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Practical ability/skill
* To develop skills to plan crop cultivation and fertilizer management with careful consideration for environmental preservation, resource cycling, and economical efficiency. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Applied Animal and Plant Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding regarding natural phenomena related to animal and plant production in levels of molecule, cell, and individual organism and production environment that supports the phenomena

(Abilities and Skills)
・Ability for basic biological analysis and evaluation regarding production function of animals and plants in levels of molecule, cell, and individual organism
・Basic techniques for handling and testing of animals and plants and those for breeding, cultivation, and management
・Ability for basic evaluation of breeding environment in fields of animal and plant production
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To understand mechanisms of crop production and relevance of environments to crop production through running a series of basic experiments for plant physiology and plant nutrition. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Guidance
Lesson 2: Weighing fertilizers
Lesson 3: Preparation of soils and pots, transplanting
Lesson 4: Measurement of crop growth (fresh weight, leaf area, SPAD) 1
Lesson 5: Measurement of crop growth (fresh weight, leaf area, SPAD) 2
Lesson 6: Measurement of crop growth (fresh weight, leaf area, SPAD) 3
Lesson 7: Photosynthesis
Lesson 8: Sampling (Fresh weight, leaf area, chlorophyll concentration)
Lesson 9: Acid digestion
Lesson 10: Inorganic element analysis
Lesson 11: Growth analysis
Lesson 12~13: Data analysis
Lesson 14~16: Discussion and presentation 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, PowerPoint 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lesson 1~3:
Study the characteristics of rice
Study the function of essential and harmful elements
Study symptoms of nutrient excess and deficiency

Lesson 4~6:
Study growth survey

Lesson 7~11:
Study measurement of plant physiology

Lesson 12~16:
Summarize the data obtained and prepare for discussion and presentation 
Requirements Register to the class, "Introduction to Plant Biological Science" and "Plant Nutritional Physiology" 
Grading Method Report (approx. 80%) and attitude (approx. 20%)  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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