Course syllabus PED - Soil Science (FH - SS 2018/2019)


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Course code:
PED
Course title in Czech: Soil Science
Course title in English:
Soil Science
Semester:
SS 2018/2019
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:
doc. RNDr. Lubica Pospíšilová, CSc.
Course supervising department:
Department of Agrochemistry, Soil Science, Microbiology and Plant Nutrition (FA)
Faculty:
Teachers:
Ing. Jiří Jandák, CSc. (examiner, instructor)
doc. RNDr. Lubica Pospíšilová, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Vítězslav Vlček, Ph.D. (instructor)
Prerequisites:
none
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-till
Room
Field of study
Year of study
Teacher
EntryFrequencyCapacityNote
Monday
9.00-12.50C21
B-ZI-VIN
1
Seminar
Even week
20
pouze pro B-ZI-VIN
Monday
9.00-12.50C21
B-ZI-Z
1
Seminar
Odd week
20
pouze pro B-ZI-Z
Monday
13.00-16.50C21B-ZI-VIN
1
L. PospíšilováSeminar
Odd week
20pouze pro B-ZI-VIN
Monday13.00-16.50
C21
B-ZI-VIN
1
SeminarEven week
20
pouze pro B-ZI-VIN
Wednesday
15.00-16.50
A11
B-ZI-Z
B-ZI-VIN
1
1
L. PospíšilováLectureEvery week
73
 
 
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 methodDaily attendance
lecture
24 h
seminar4 h
laboratory work
14 h
field work6 h
preparation for exam
75 h
preparation for regular assessment
32 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 type
Daily 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.
POSPÍŠILOVÁ, L. -- VLČEK, V. -- HYBLER, V. -- HÁBOVÁ, M. -- JANDÁK, J. Standardní analytické metody a kritéria hodnocení fyzikálních, agrochemických, biologických a hygienických parametrů půd. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2016. 123 p. Folia Universitatis Agriculturae at Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, roč. 9, č. 3. ISBN 978-80-7509-438-4.
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-H Horticulture, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Field of study B-HE-VV Viticulture and Viniculture, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place:
Brno


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