Course syllabus Z15-0061-B - Irrigation Technology (FZKI - WS 2017/2018)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering
Course unit code:
Course unit title: Irrigation Technology
Level of study:
Course supervisor:
Supervising department:
Horticulture - bachelor (required), 5. semester
Horticulture - bachelor (required), 5. semester
Teaching hours per week: 1/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods : Lectures 13 lessons
Seminars 26 lessons
Semestral work 10 lessons
Individual work 55 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 (4 credits)
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
Course credit: elaboration of semester project, revision and project vindication.

To obtain marking as A - excelent must be obtained at least 93 points, for marking as B - very good must be obtained at least 86 points, for marking as C – good must be obtained at least 79 points, for marking as D - satisfactory must be obtained at least 72 points, and for marking as E – sufficient must be obtained at least 64 points. Student obtains a course-credit for subject in the case of marking from A to E.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course unit:
To provide student with knowledge connected to functions, types and design parameters of irrigation systems.
After completion of the subject the student is able to apply knowledge necessary for irrigation needs assessment.
Course contents:
Water sources, their preparation, operation and capacity, appraisal of quality and irrigation water. Water quality for localized irrigation. Pumping techniques, automatics of pumping stations, subsurface irrigation network. Irrigation detail and criteria of its choice, parameters of irrigation equipment. Technology of permanent cultures irrigation. Purpose and necessity of irrigation. Moisture necessity and irrigation regimes. Assessment of irrigation amount and the term of its application. Cultivation systems of field crops in irrigation conditions. Irrigation of vegetable and special crops, their individualities. Multi-purpose exploitation of special crops irrigation. Irrigation regime of fruit tree species, soft fruit, vine and hop.
Recommended or required reading:
BÁREK, V. Návody na cvičenia zo závlah. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2005. 143 p. ISBN 80-8069-533-4.
REHÁK, Š. -- BÁREK, V. -- JURÍK, Ľ. -- ČISTÝ, M. -- IGAZ, D. -- ADAM, Š. -- LAPIN, M. -- SKALOVÁ, J. -- ALENA, J. -- FEKETE, V. -- ŠÚTOR, J. -- JOBBÁGY, J. Zavlažovanie poľných plodín, zeleniny a ovocných sadov. 1st ed. Bratislava : Veda, 2015. 640 p. ISBN 978-80-224-1429-6.
JOBBÁGY, J. -- KRIŠTOF, K. -- BÁREK, V. Meliorácie v poľnohospodárstve: vlastnosti pôdy, odvodňovanie a zavlažovanie. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita v Nitre, 2017. 253 p. ISBN 978-80-552-1676-8.

Benetín, J. a kol.: Závlahy
Novotný, M.: Závlaha špeciálnych plodín

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 157

17,8 %32,5 %
17,8 %
19,1 %
11,5 %
1,3 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Viliam Bárek, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Ing. Jakub Fuska, PhD. (instructor)
Ing. Vladimír Kišš, PhD. (instructor)
Supervisor signature and last modification:
14. 2. 2018

Last modification made by Ing. Helena Barošková on 02/14/2018.

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