Course syllabus A15-0014-B - Production and Utilization of Organic Manures (FAaFR - WS 2020/2021)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code: A15-0014-B
Course unit title:
Production and Utilization of Organic Manures
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Semester: Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development - bachelor (elective), 7. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
One written exam (30 points) during the term, a term paper (10 points). The final exam (60 points) is combined (written and oral exam). To obtain the classification level A is necessary to master the subject matter at the least 93 %, B at the least 86 %, C at the least 79 %, D at the least 72 % and to obtain the classification level E is necessary at the least 64 %. Student gain credits if he obtain the classification level from A to E.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The student gains knowledge of the importance of organic fertilizers in terms of maintaining respectively. increasing soil fertility. After completion of the subject student is able to produce organic fertilizers and subsequently also to apply them. The student is able to determine the doses of organic fertilizers and balance of organic matter in the framework of the fertilization plans in different farming systems. The students is able to apply ecological aspects of the application of organic fertilizers in the intentions of the Nitrates Directive and in accordance with the applicable standards of the Slovak Republic and the EU.
Course contents:
In terms of organic fertilizers production, it is necessary that the animal production is responsible for quantity and quality of farmyard manures as well as the plant production is responsible for quantity and quality of fodder crops. The subject includes close connection between animal and plant production. This subject is also concerned with problems such as production of basic organic fertilizers (manure, slurry, liquid manure) and influences on their quantity and quality, animal species, production of basic organic fertilizers, principles of manure storage and use, progressive methods of production and processing - production of biogas, supplementary organic fertilizers (compost, straw, green manure, peat) their production and use, environmental aspects of the application of organic fertilizers, use of organic fertilizers and their inclusion in the fertilization plans in different farming systems.
Recommended or required reading:
Fecenko, J.: Organické hnojivá, VES Nitra, 1990, 96 s.
Fecenko,J - Ložek,O.: Výživa a hnojenie poľných plodín, VES Nitra, 2000, 442 s.
L.-Bartošová, M. a kol.: Trvaloudržateľné a ekologické poľnohspodárstvo. Nitra, 2005

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Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 35

17,1 %
2,9 %17,1 %
28,6 %
34,3 %
0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Ladislav Ducsay, Dr. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
doc. Ing. Ladislav Varga, PhD. (lecturer)
Last modification: 15. 10. 2019
prof. Ing. Ladislav Ducsay, Dr. and programme supervisor

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

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