Course syllabus A15-0007-I - Agrochemistry and Plant Nutrition (FAaFR - WS 2020/2021)

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

Management of Plant Production - master (required), 1. semester
Management of Plant Production - master (required), 1. semester
Plant Nutrition and Protection - master (required), 1. semester
Agroecology - master (elective), 1. semester
Genetic Technologies in Agrobiology - master (elective), 1. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
The term grade will consist of continuous assessment – two written exams 20 points each (40 points), and end-of-term examination – oral exam (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:
Student on the basis of gained knowledge knows mechanisms of mobilization and immobilization of soil nutrients, is able to utilize these knowledge in relation to grown plants in all agricultural regions of Slovakia with an emphasis to economico-ecological exploitation of mineral, organic and indirect fertilizers.
Course contents:
Relationships among soil - plant - human being from the viewpoint of plant nutrition. Chemical, physico-chemical and biological characteristics of soil in relation to transformation and mobility of respective nutrient forms in soil. Fractions of nutrients in soil and their part in plant nutrition. Monitoring system of agrochemical soil characteristics variability and its utilization in plant nutrition. 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. Heavy metals and their phytotoxicity.
Recommended or required reading:
KOVÁČIK, P. Agrochémia a výživa rastlín. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2013. 179 p. ISBN 978-80-552-1012-4.

Fecenko, j. - Ložek, O.: Výživa a hnojenie plodín. Nitra, VES SPU Nitra, 2000.
KOVÁČIK, P. Princípy a spôsoby výživy rastlín. 1. vyd. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2014. 278 s. ISBN 978-80-552-1193-0.
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Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 152

26,3 %
4,6 %
18,4 %
16,4 %27,6 %
6,7 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Peter Kováčik, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
doc. Ing. Ladislav Varga, PhD. (lecturer)
Ing. Mária Vicianová, PhD. (instructor)
Ing. Alexandra Zapletalová, PhD. (instructor)
Last modification:
15. 10. 2019
prof. Ing. Peter Kováčik, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 10/15/2019.

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