Course syllabus A15-0173-I - Sustainable and Ecological Agriculture in Crop Production (FAaFR - SS 2020/2021)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code: A15-0173-I
Course unit title: Sustainable and Ecological Agriculture in Crop Production
Level of study: 2.
Course supervisor: prof. Ing. Magdaléna Lacko-Bartošová, CSc.
Supervising department: Department of Sustainable Agriculture and Herbology (FAaFR)
Semester: -- item not defined --
Teaching hours per week: 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods : Lectures 26 lessons
Seminars 26 lessons
Excursions, Field practices 5 lessons
Semestral work 20 lessons
Individual work 79 lessons
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning): full-time, attendance method, part-time, attendance method
Mode of completion and ECTS credits allocated: Exam (6 credits)
Prerequisites for registration: none
 
Assesment methods :
During semester, 1 written test - 10 points, elaboration and presentation of seminar work - 15 points; elaboration of projekt - 15 points, final written test - 60 points.
 
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course unit:
Student understands the principles od ecological farming on arable land, is able to analyze ekological systems from view point of sustainability, design of crop rotations, technological measures, apply the knowledge in variable agro - ecological conditions, is able to design ecological systems and evaluate them.
 
Course contents:
The philosophy of sustainable and ecological agriculture,during of crop rotations, principles for biodiversity and sustainability criteria for assessing crop rotation, the balance of organic matter and carbon. Principles of soil management, technology for ecological systems, ecological plant nutrition, balance of major nutrients in crop rotation, selection of varieties, non-chemical control methods of weed regulation, agro-ecological principles of plant protection, and new methods in assessing the quality of organic products. The impact of ecological agriculture on environmental indicators and resource utilization, market development and production in the EU and the Slovak Republic, the economic indicators of ecological farming entities in the EU and Slovak republic. Field trips and excursion are made on the ecological farms in the Slovak Republic.
 
Recommended or required reading:
Recommended:
Lacko-Bartošová, M. et al.: Udržateľné a ekologické poľnohospodárstvo II. časť, Nitra: SPU, 2005, 250s., ISBN 80-69-556-3.
Šarapatka a kol.: Organic agriculture, Praha, 2009, ISBN 978-80-86671-69-7

 
Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 235

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Name of lecturer(s): prof. Ing. Magdaléna Lacko-Bartošová, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
 
Supervisor signature and last modification: 15. 10. 2019


Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 10/15/2019.

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