Course syllabus A15-0177-B - Fundamentals of Herbology (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: A15-0177-B
Course unit title: Fundamentals of Herbology
Level of study: 1.
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Štefan Týr, PhD.
Supervising department: Department of Sustainable Agriculture and Herbology (FAaFR)
Semester: -- item not defined --
Teaching hours per week: none
Planned learning activities and teaching methods : Lectures 26 lessons
Seminars 26 lessons
Excursions, Field practices 4 lessons
Semestral work 4 lessons
Individual work 96 lessons
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning): part-time, attendance method
Mode of completion and ECTS credits allocated: Exam (6 credits)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
The term grade will consist of continuous assessment – laboratory protocol (10 points), semestral work (10 points) and end-of-term examination will comprise oral and written parts (60 points).
Grading scale: letter grade A requires minimum 93 points, letter grade B requires minimum 86 points, letter grade C requires minimum 79 points, letter grade D requires minimum 72 points, letter grade E requires minimum 64 points. A student may earn units of credits in grading scale from A to E.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course unit:
The student will acquire the knowledge and ability to identify weeds in various forms (seed, seedlings, adult plant). Weed seeds can identify the size, shape, texture and color. Able to deal with basic methods and weed control options and apply in agricultural practice.
Course contents:
Basic characteristics of weeds. The system weeds clasified their system by way of nutrition, reproduction, life cycle and biological properties (Hron-Vodák, 1959; modified Smatana - Týr, 2011). Determination weed infestation sources. Actively exploring the weed species. Actual weed infestation (methodological principles for the evaluation). Herbicides their division into basic groups. The distribution of herbicides in terms of action, physical treatment, toxicity, etc. Dates and applications of herbicides. Evaluate the effect of herbicides. Field exercises are carried out on the VPP SPU, s.r.o. Kolíňany.
Recommended or required reading:
TÝR, Š. -- SMATANA, J. Základy herbológie. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2017. 134 p. ISBN 978-80-552-1773-4.
SMATANA, J. -- TÝR, Š. Základy herbológie. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2011. 125 p. ISBN 978-80-552-0579-3.

Language of instruction: Slovak
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 93

45,2 %20,4 %19,4 %8,6 %6,4 %0 %
Name of lecturer(s): Ing. Jozef Smatana, PhD. (examiner, instructor)
doc. Ing. Štefan Týr, PhD. (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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