Specialisation Crop Science

Sound knowledge of crop science is essential for the development of appropriate growing practices to assure reliable supplies of safe, healthy food, while taking biodiversity and nature conservation into account.

A systems approach that integrates disciplinary knowledge is crucial to studying plant production at various integration levels (plant, crop, farm, region). This requires sound understanding of the basic physical, chemical and physiological aspects of crop growth and production. Modelling and simulation are used to analyse yield constraints and improve production efficiency.


Courses for the specialisation Crop Science are listed in the online Study Handbook.

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Students in this specialisation can do their major thesis at three different Chair Groups within Wageningen University. Visit their website to find out more about their research and possible thesis subjects: