Course syllabus Z15-0109-I - Pruning and Training of Fruit Trees (FZKI - WS 2017/2018)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering
Course unit code: Z15-0109-I
Course unit title:
Pruning and Training of Fruit Trees
Level of study:
Course supervisor:
doc. Ing. Oleg Paulen, PhD.
Supervising department:
International Master of Horticulture Science - master (required), 3. semester
Teaching hours per week: 0/3 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods : Lectures 15 lessons
Excursions, Field practices 24 lessons
Individual work 65 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 :
For grade A it is necessary to gain at least 93 points, for grade B at least 86 points, for grade C at least 79 points, for grade D at least 72 points, and for grade E at least 64 points. Student obtains credits if an evaluation is from A to E.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course unit:
Providing students with knowledge on physiological conditioning of growth and yielding and its exploitation in fruit woods pruning and training, and with practical experience related to fruit woods pruning.
Learning outcomes - the graduate of the subject manages basic and miscellaneous methods of pruning, and is able to design their use within the system of fruit woods care in dependence of plantation state and expected results. The graduate manages activities related to training and pruning of fruit woods independently.
Course contents:
Terminology related to the field of wood pruning and training. Classification of tree forms. Goals of fruit woods pruning. Basic principles regulating growth and yielding of fruit woods. Physiologically based pruning. Basic and miscellaneous pruning methods, classification of pruning according to tree age (forming, regulating and rejuvenation pruning), material and tools used for fruit woods pruning and training. Contribution of pruning and forming to fruit production intensity. Pruning and training of individual fruit species - apple tree, pear, quince, medlar, sweet and sour cherries, apricot, peach tree, plum tree, currants, gooseberry, raspberries, blackberries, miscellaneous and shell fruit species - typical tree (bush) forms and their characteristics, practical procedure of training of the selected tree (bush) forms and regulating pruning.
Recommended or required reading:
Blažek, J. a kol.: Ovocnictví. Praha: Květ, 1998. ISBN 80-85362-33-3
Brunner, T.: Physiological Fruit Tree Training for Intensive Growing. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1990. 286 pp. ISBN 963-05-5345-7
Matuškovič, J.-Paulen, O.: Základy ovocinárstva. Nitra: SPU, 2001. 137 s. ISBN 80-7137-850-X

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 105

18,1 %
25,7 %
36,2 %12,4 %5,7 %
1,9 %
Name of lecturer(s):
doc. Ing. Oleg Paulen, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Supervisor signature and last modification:
1. 2. 2017

Last modification made by Ing. Helena Barošková on 02/01/2017.

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