Course syllabus A15-0016-B - Plant nutrition (FAaFR - SS 2019/2020)

     Information sheet          Detailed content          Timetable          ECTS syllabus          

     Slovak          English          

Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Plant nutrition
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
3 hours weekly / 39 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Horticulture - bachelor (required), 6. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
Written exam. Two times during semester.

Learning outcomes of the course unit:
After completion of the subject the student understands mechanisms of nutrient transformations in soil and knows how to utilize these knowledge in relation to grown horticultural plants with an emphasis to economico-ecological exploitation of mineral, organic and indirect fertilizers.
Course contents:
History of plant nutrition. Impact of soil parameters to nutrient forms transformation in soil. Methods of nutrient mobilization in soil. State monitoring system of agrochemical soil characteristics. Plant nutrition in soil and hydroponics environment. Functions of macroelements and microelements in plants. Symptoms of disharmonic nutrition in plant production. Cycling of nutrients in nature and human well-being. Methods of calculation of organic and inorganic fertilizers rates applied into soil.
Recommended or required reading:
KOVÁČIK, P. -- LOŠÁK, T. -- VARGA, L. -- DUCSAY, L. -- HANÁČKOVÁ, E. Výživa rastlín. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2012. 180 p. ISBN 978-80-552-0845-9.

Kováčik, P.: Výživa a systémy hnojení rostlin. Kurent, s.r.o., České Budějovice., 2009. 109 s., ISBN: 978-80-87111-16-1.
Kováčik. 2007. Výživa a úroveň hnojenia rastlín. ÚVTIP Nitra. 96 str.

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 129

20,2 %
9,3 %
20,2 %
9,3 %35,7 %
5,3 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Peter Kováčik, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
doc. Ing. Ladislav Varga, PhD. (lecturer)
Ing. Alexandra Zapletalová, PhD. (instructor)
Last modification:
2. 3. 2019
prof. Ing. Peter Kováčik, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 03/02/2019.

Type of output: