Course syllabus A15-0168-I - Designing of Sustainable Agricultural Systems (FAaFR - SS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code: A15-0168-I
Course unit title: Designing of Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
seminar2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 3
Semester: Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development - master (elective), 2. semester
Level of study: 2.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
The project defense presentation for grades of the semester.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The student is able to analyse the production potential and environmental limits of farm area when designing of sustainable farming systems. After completion of the course the student is able to apply knowledge in interpreting of digital GIS layers of soil information system.
Course contents:
System approach to designing sustainable agro ecosystems. Analysis and linkages of agricultural production systems in terms of environmental sustainability. Spatial and temporal aspects of designing of agricultural systems on the crop and field level, farm and regional level with relation to soil production capacity. Spatial and functional optimization of land. The importance of soil parameters in assessing the sustainability of agricultural systems. A land-parcel identification system (LPIS) and digital GIS layer of soil information system. The use of software tools for production-ecological analysis of the farm land.
Recommended or required reading:
Bielek, P. Poľnohospodárske pôdy Slovenska a perspektívy ich využitia. Bratislava : VÚPOP, 2008, 140s. ISBN 978-80-89128-41-9
Bujnovský, al. Hodnotenie a oceňovanie ekologických funkcií poľnohospodárskych pôd Slovenska. Bratislava : VÚPOP, 2009, 71s. ISBN 978-80-89128-56-3
Gliesman, S.R. Agroecosystem sustainability. Bocaraton: CRS Pres LLC, 2001, 210 s. ISBN 0 8493 0894 1
Pôdny portál. Dostupné na <>

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 57

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Name of lecturer(s): doc. Ing. Milan Macák, Dr. (examiner, instructor, person responsible for course)
Last modification: 8. 3. 2019
Supervisor: doc. Ing. Milan Macák, Dr. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 03/08/2019.

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