Course syllabus PED - Soil Science (FH - SS 2016/2017)


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Course code: PED
Course title in Czech:
Soil Science
Course title in English:
Soil Science
Semester: SS 2016/2017
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 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
Course type:
required
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Agrochemistry, Soil Science, Microbiology and Plant Nutrition (FA)
Faculty:
Teachers:
Ing. Anna Hammerová, Ph.D. (instructor)
Dr. Ing. Vítězslav Hybler (instructor)
Ing. Jiří Jandák, CSc. (instructor)
doc. RNDr. Lubica Pospíšilová, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:
none
 
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Main knowledge about soil properties, genesis, soil classification,and land evaluation. Evaluation of land resources in the Czech Republic. Assesment of soil quality and properties with relation to the horticultural production, and soil protection. Knowledge about the role in ecosystem, soil functions and soil quality/health is achieved.
 
Course content:
1.Concepts of soil (allowance 1/0)
 
a.
General definitions of soil
b.Soil as a natural body

2.
Soil mineralogy (allowance 1/0)
 
a.
Primary minerals
b.
Phyllosilicates, poorly crystalline aluminosilicate clays

3.
Soil organic matter (allowance 1/2)
4.Soil physics (allowance 9/11)
 
a.
Particle size distribution
b.
Soil structure
c.
Particle density, bulk density and porosity
d.
Soil water content
e.
Soil water content -- energy relationships
f.Water balance equation, soil moisture regimes
g.Soil consistency
h.Soil temperature regimes

5.Soil chemistry (allowance 5/8)
 
a.
Chemical composition of soils
b.
Soil colloidal behavior
c.
Ion exchange phenomena
d.Soil pH and pH buffering
e.
Redox phenomena

6.
Pedology (allowance 6/2)
 
a.
Pedogenic processes
b.The Czech soil classification system

7.
Soil resources in Czech Republic, the Czech land capability classification (allowance 1/1)
 
a.Soil resources in Czech Republic
b.
The Czech land capability classification

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture
24 h
seminar
4 h
laboratory work14 h
field work6 h
preparation for exam
75 h
preparation for regular assessment32 h
report from excursion, tour, practical placement
1 h
elaboration of reports
12 h
Total168 h
 
Assessment methods:
evaluation of participation in seminars (100%)
submission of proceedings (reports) during the semester
two written tests: 1. soil physics, 2. soil chemistry, soil organic matter (the minimal requirements for passing 80% in each test)
final examination (written, length 30 min, 3 questions, the minimal requirements for passing 80%, and oral, length 20 min, 3 questions, the minimal requirements for passing 80%)
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Total0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
JANDÁK, J. -- POKORNÝ, E. -- PRAX, A. Půdoznalství. 3rd ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2010. 143 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-445-7.
JANDÁK, J. et al. Cvičení z půdoznalství. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2003. 92 p. ISBN 80-7157-733-2.

Recommended:
SUMNER, M. Handbook of Soil Science. Boca Raton : CRC PRESS, 2000. 2148 p. ISBN 0-8493-3136-6.
HRAŠKO, J. Aplikované pôdoznalectvo. Príroda, 1988. 474 p.
JANDÁK, J. Nejrozšířenější půdní typy České republiky. Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2002. VHS, 38 min.
JANDÁK, J. Základní metody odběru půdních vzorků. Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2005. VHS, 25 min.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-HE-VV Viticulture and Viniculture, full-time form, initial period WS 2016/2017
Field of study B-HE-H Horticulture, full-time form, initial period WS 2016/2017
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place:
Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Pavel Čech on 11/18/2016.

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