Course syllabus PHD_A049_N - Ecology and biology of weeds (FAaFR - 2019/2020 - post-graduate studies)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code: PHD_A049_N
Course unit title: Ecology and biology of weeds
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:

Credits: 10
Semester: General Plant Production - doctoral (optional), 1. year
General Plant Production - doctoral (optional), 1. year
Plant Protection - doctoral (optional), 1. year
Plant Protection - doctoral (optional), 1. year
Level of study: 3.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
The term grade will consist of continuous assessment – semestral work (40 points) and end-of-term examination will comprise oral parts (60 points).
Grading scale: letter grade A requires minimum 93 points, letter grade B requires minimum 86 points, letter grade C requires minimum 79 points, letter grade D requires minimum 72 points, letter grade E requires minimum 64 points. A student may earn units of credits in grading scale from A to E.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The student can identify the weed species and ecological index used the weeds in relation to agro-ecological quality of the crop and weed biological properties. Can analyze the facts of the theoretical foundations of ecology of plant communities in agroecosystems.
Course contents:
Analysis agrophytocenoses through the development of weed communities - biology and ecology of weeds. Diagnosis ecological characteristics of weeds using the index in different management systems. Use in recruitment, evaluation and use of data for the application of modern technology in sustainable farming systems and precision farming. Evaluation of the ecological quality of crops grown crops in terms of intensity of weed. Development of weed communities of major field crops in terms of biodiversity habitat.
Recommended or required reading:
ALDRICH, R.J. - Kremer, R.J.: Principles in Weed Management. AMES, USA,
Blackwell Science, 1997, 450p.
BOOTH, B.D. - Murphy, S.D. - Swanton, C.J.: Weed Ecology in Natural and Agricultural Systems. Wallingford (UK): CABI Publishing, 2003, 288p., ISBN
JURKO, A.: Ekologické a socioekonomické hodnotenie vegetácie. Bratislava : Príroda, 1990, 200 s., ISBN 80-07-00391-6.
MORAVEC, J. et al.: Fytocenologie. Praha : Academia, 1994, 403s., ISBN 80-200-0457-2.
NAYLOR E.L.R.: Weed Management Handbook. Ninth Edition. Oxford UK : Bleckwell Science Ltd. 2002, 423p., ISBN 0-632-05732-7.
WEBER, E.: Invasive Plant Species of the World: A Reference Guide to Environmental Weeds. Wallingford (UK): CABI Publishing, 2003, 560p., ISBN 0-85199-

Language of instruction: Slovak
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 1

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Name of lecturer(s): prof. Ing. Magdaléna Lacko-Bartošová, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, person responsible for course)
doc. Ing. Štefan Týr, PhD. (lecturer)
Last modification: 8. 1. 2019
Supervisor: prof. Ing. Magdaléna Lacko-Bartošová, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 01/08/2019.

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