Sylabus predmetu Z-OPR - General Plant Production (FA - SS 2019/2020)

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Course code: Z-OPR
Course title in Czech:
General Plant Production
Course title in English:
General Plant Production
Semester: SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor; master continuing
Course type:
Type of delivery: usual
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Language of instruction: English
Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Jan Křen, CSc.
Course supervising department: Department of Agrosystems and Bioclimatology (FA)
Ing. Karel Klem, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Jan Křen, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Timetable in this semester:
Field of study
not set
Every week
v knihovně Ústavu agrosystémů a bioklimatologie (číslo BA01N3034)
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
To enable students to obtain knowledge about effective use of the soil, vegetation and production factors in crop growing and farming in the landscape. To teach bases of plant production, to emphasize impacts on the environment and soil.
Course content:
Vegetation and production factors and their use in plant growing. Site characteristics and productivity, carrying capacity of the environment, soil fertility, soil bioenergetic potential. (allowance 2/2)
Partition of the production territory into production regions and crop production zoning as a basis of effective farming (allowance 2/2)
Systemic approach to crop production. History of development of agricultural systems. (allowance 4/0)
Possibilities of soil tillage to manage air, temperature and moisture regimes in the rhizosphere, importance of soil tillage. Soil maturity. Basic operations in the soil tillage system, organic matter incorporation into the soil, soil compaction. (allowance 4/8)
Seedbed preparation. Conventional, conservation and minimum soil tillage practices for establishing stands of field crops. (allowance 4/8)
Principles of crop alternation on the soil and crop rotations as a factor that enables to maintain soil fertility and equilibrium in the landscape. Ecological importance of crop alternation, inter crops as protection of the soil fund. (allowance 6/8)
Basic knowledge about field crops, fodder crops and weeds including their recognition (growing plants and seeds). Weeds in agrophytocenoses, possibilities and methods for their management. Integrated plant protection. Herbicides, their importance and impacts on the environment. (allowance 3/0)
Problems of sustainability of crop production systems at different farming practices on the soil (conventional, integrated, low input, ecological, precision farming). Current issues of plant production in the CR, comparison with advanced western countries (EU, USA). (allowance 3/0)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
24 h
24 h
5 h
preparation for exam60 h
preparation for regular testing
20 h
writing of seminar paper
20 h
153 h
Assessment methods:
A class ticket (credit) and oral examination. Condition for credit is a student activity at seminars, knowledge of field crop seeds and the quality of crop rotation project processing.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Environmentally-Sound adaptable tillage. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2008. 354 p. ISBN 978-963-05-8631-3.
WIERSEMA, J H. -- LEÓN, B. World Economic Plants : A Standard Reference. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1999. 35 p. ISBN 0-8493-2119-0.
JONES, J B. Agronomic handbook: management of crops, soils, and their fertility. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2003. 450 p. ISBN 0-8493-0897-6.
Principles of crop production: theory, techniques, and technology. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 740 p. ISBN 0-13-114556-8.
Principles of field crop production. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 954 p. ISBN 0-13-025967-5.
WILSON, G A. Multifunctional agriculture: a transition theory perspective. Wallingford: CABI , 2007. 374 p. ISBN 978-1-84593-256-5.
BROUWER, F. Sustaining agriculture and the rural environment : governance, policy, and multifunctionality. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2004. 360 p. Advances in ecological economics. ISBN 1-84376-256-0.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
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Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2020/2021, WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018 (and older)
Teaching place:

Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 04/23/2020.

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