Course syllabus Z15-0105-I - Special Fruit Growing (FZKI - WS 2017/2018)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Special Fruit Growing
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
seminar2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

International Master of Horticulture Science - master (required), 3. semester
Horticulture - master (elective), 1. semester
Level of study:
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Assesment methods :
Written exam
Both the partial examination and the final exam will be scored. The student receives a separate grade for each question from which the resulting grade is calculated by the arithmetic mean. The overall grade will be the arithmetic mean of the grades from the partial and final exam. In the case if a student is between two grades, the score will be determined according to partial examination grade, or the student will be examined oral. The student earns credits for the subject in the case of grades A through E.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Gaining student´s ability to realize methodology of fruit orchard establishing - practical realization and advisory service, commanding technology of the most up-to-date growing systems of all the basic fruit species.
Learning outcomes - the graduate is able to project and to realize a highly intensive fruit orchard with the use of the most modern technological equipments for selected fruit species and variety.
Course contents:
Growing technology of selected fruit species - site selection, investments for various operations, soil preparation. Suitable rootstocks and cultivars for commercial orchards. Dates and planting techniques. gricultural operations during vegetation. Training and pruning systems. Weed elimination. Fertilizing and irrigation. Pest and disease management. Fruit picking. Modern trends in biological material outplanting.
Cluster 1: Extensive and intensive fruit plantings. Intesification of fruit production.
Cluster 2: Particularity of growth, yielding and trainig and pruning of fruit trees.
Cluster 3: The most important pests and diseases of fruit trees.
Cluster 4: Intensive growing technology of pome fruits.
Cluster 5: Intensive growing technology of stone fruits.
Cluster 6: Intensive growing technology of berry and stone fruits.
Recommended or required reading:
B. Pike, 2011. The fruit tree handbook. Green Books Dartington Space, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ96EN, ISBN 978-1-900322-74-4, 350pp.
Blažek, J. a kol.: Ovocnictví. Praha: Květ, 1998. ISBN 80-85362-33-3
Hričovský I. a kol.: Drobné ovocie. Príroda, Bratislava 2000.
Hričovský, I a kol.: Pomológia I., Nezávislosť, Bratislava 2001
Hričovský, I a kol.: Pomológia II., Nezávislosť, Bratislava 2003
Hričovský, I. a kol.: Praktické ovocinárstvo. Bratislava: Príroda, 1990. 636 s. ISBN 80-07 00024-0
J.-M.Lespinasse, É. Leterme 2011. Growing Fruit Trees - Novel Concepts and Practices for Successful Care and Management, W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN 978-0-393-73256-6, 352 pp.

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 122

2,5 %20,5 %39,3 %
29,5 %
7,4 %
0,8 %
Name of lecturer(s):
doc. Ing. Ján Mezey, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
doc. Ing. Oleg Paulen, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Last modification:
26. 2. 2018
doc. Ing. Ján Mezey, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Helena Barošková on 02/26/2018.

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