Course syllabus TRVP - Yield Formation in the Field Crops (FA - WS 2020/2021)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Yield Formation in the Field Crops
Course title in English:
Yield Formation in the Field Crops
Semester: WS 2020/2021
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:
Course type:
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Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Crop Science, Breeding and Plant Medicine (FA)
doc. Ing. Radim Cerkal, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
doc. Ing. Stanislav Hejduk, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Miroslav Jůzl, CSc. (instructor, lecturer)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Understanding the basics of production processes of economically important crops and ways to influence them by growing technology. Learning the nature of the yield formation physiology of agricultural crop species and the production of plants in terms of their genetic and breeding potential. Affecting the yield formation by agro-ecological conditions. Possibilities of controlled influencing of the volume and quality of plant products.
Course content:
Primary production processes and environmental factors (allowance 6/6)
Global biomass production, GPP, NPP
Theory of field crops yield formation, analysis of growing
Photosynthesis (Pn), factors impacting the speed of the photosynthesis (CO2 concentration, light, nutrition, water, temperature)
Lambert-Beer extinction law, radiation effectiveness, calculation of dry mass production, harvest index, dynamics of yield formation elements

History, trends, and variability of the field crops yields (allowance 2/0)
Agro-climatic conditions and variability of yields in CR

Stress factors and the reactions of plants (allowance 2/0)
4.Breeding and its role in the production processes of field crops (allowance 2/2)
5.Yield formation of individual field crop groups (allowance 12/16)
Yield formation of cereals
b.Yield formation of root crops
Yield formation of oil crops
d.Yield formation of legumes
Yield formation of fodder crops

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
28 h
16 h
professional educational excursion
8 h
2 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
preparation for exam
62 h
preparation for regular assessment
16 h
preparation for regular testing
6 h
preparation of presentation
8 h
writing of seminar paper
20 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
The requirements for passing the course are at least 75% attendance in the seminars (excursion), elaboration of project and its defence, a successful completion of the final written test and oral exam. The test will be composed of questions on the topics covered in the lectures and seminars and the students will have 30 minutes to complete the test - the minimal requirement for passing is achieving 80% of the total points attainable in test and successful completion of three questions of the oral exam.
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Requirement typeDaily attendance
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
WAYNE, S. Crop Production. USA, New York: John Wiley, 1995. 469 p. ISBN 0-471-07972-3.

PETR, J. -- ČERNÝ, V. -- HRUŠKA, L. Tvorba výnosu hlavních polních plodin. 1st ed. Praha: SZN, 1980. 447 p. Rostlinná výroba.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-ASE-GA General Agriculture in English, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study C-PP-PP Plant Production, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study C-AS-GA General Agriculture, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
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Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 10/16/2020.

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