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

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Course code: TRVPK
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:
part-time, 8/7 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
Course type:
Type of delivery:
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Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Crop Science, Breeding and Plant Medicine (FA)
Faculty of AgriSciences
doc. Ing. Radim Cerkal, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
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 1/1)
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)
d.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 1/0)
Agro-climatic conditions and variability of yields in CR

Stress factors and the reactions of plants (allowance 1/0)
4.Yield formation of individual field crop groups (allowance 5/6)
a.Yield formation of cereals and legumes
Yield formation of root crops
c.Yield formation of oil crops
d.Yield formation of fodder crops

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Combined form
8 h
practice7 h
preparation for exam
153 h
168 h
Assessment methods:
The requirements for passing the course are attendance in the seminar and lecture, 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 lecture and seminar 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.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Combined form
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
HRUŠKA, L. -- PETR, J. -- ČERNÝ, V. Tvorba výnosu hlavních polních plodin. Praha: SZN, 1980.
HRUŠKA, L. Yield Formation in the Man Field Crops. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1988. 336 p. ISBN 0-444-98954-4.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-AS-GA General Agriculture, part-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016, WS 2014/2015 (and older)
Teaching place:

Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 10/16/2020.

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