Sylabus predmetu OPR - General Plant Production (FA - WS 2020/2021)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
General Plant Production
Course title in English: General Plant Production
Semester: WS 2020/2021
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:
Course type: required
Type of delivery:
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Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Jan Křen, CSc.
Course supervising department:
prof. Ing. Jan Křen, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Lubomír Neudert, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: none
Timetable in this semester:
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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)
2.Partition of the production territory into production regions and crop production zoning as a basis of effective farming (allowance 2/2)
3.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 methodDaily attendance
28 h
10 h
field work
8 h
professional educational excursion
8 h
2 h
preparation for exam
42 h
preparation for regular assessment10 h
preparation for regular testing
12 h
elaboration and execution of projects
20 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
A class ticket (credit) and oral examination. Condition for credit is a student paticipation and activity at seminars, knowledge of field crop and weed seeds and the quality of crop rotation project processing. Oral exam takes about 30 minutes.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
KOSTELANSKÝ, F. Obecná produkce rostlinná. 2nd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2004. 212 p. ISBN 80-7157-765-0.
HŮLA, J. -- PROCHÁZKOVÁ, B. a kol. Minimalizace zpracování půdy. 1st ed. Praha: Profi Press, 2008. 248 p. ISBN 978-80-86726-28-1.
KVĚCH, O. a kol. Osevní postupy. 1st ed. Praha: Státní zemědělské nakladatelství, 1985. 203 p.
HŮLA, J. -- MAYER, V. Technologické systémy a stroje pro zpracování půdy. 1st ed. Praha: Institut výchovy a vzdělávání Ministerstva zemědělství ČR, 1999. 35 p. Mechanizace. ISBN 80-7105-187-X.

DEMO, M. Usporiadanie a využívanie pôdy v poľnohospodárskej krajine. 1st ed. Nitra: SPU, 1998. 302 p. ISBN 80-7137-525-X.
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.
WILSON, G A. Multifunctional agriculture: a transition theory perspective. Wallingford: CABI , 2007. 374 p. ISBN 978-1-84593-256-5.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-AGB-PP Plant Production, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study B-AGB-GA General Agriculture, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study B-PPR-PPR Plant Protection, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017 (and older)
Teaching place: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 05/19/2020.

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