Course syllabus A15-0013-I - Systems of Agricultural Crops Fertilizing (FAaFR - SS 2020/2021)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Systems of Agricultural Crops Fertilizing
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)

Semester: Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development - master (elective), 2. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
The term grade will consist of continuous assessment - two written exams 20 points each (40 points), and end-of-term examination - written 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:
After completion of the subject the student is able to calulate rates of nutrients for rational fertilization of agricultural crops based on the available macro and micronutrients content in soil. To know and apply appropriate species and forms of inorganic and organic fertilizers for field crops, grape-vine, fruit-trees and small-fruit species. To evaluate concrete crop fertilization system from economical point of view.
Course contents:
Agrochemical characteristics of mineral fertilizers and their effective utilization. Importance, production, properties and application of organic fertilizers. Evaluation and effectiveness of mineral and organic fertilization. Requirements of field crops on nutrients and fertilizers in relation to yield, quality of plant product and soil-climatic conditions. Fertilization of field crops under irrigation. Principles of fertilization plan working-out.
Recommended or required reading:
Fecenko, J. - Ložek, O.: Výživa a hnojenie poľných plodín. SPU v Nitre, 2000, 442 s.
KOVÁČIK, P. Princípy a spôsoby výživy rastlín. 1. vyd. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2014. 278 s. ISBN 978-80-552-1193-0.
Kováčik, P.: Výživa a systémy hnojení rostlin. Kurent, s.r.o., České Budějovice., 2009. 109 s., ISBN: 978-80-87111-16-1
Vaněk, V. - Ložek, O. a kol: Výživa poľných a záhradných plodín. Profi Press SK, s.r.o. Nitra, 2013, 184 s.

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Subject is taughed only in winter semester
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 186

23,1 %18,3 %
23,7 %
15,1 %19,8 %0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Ladislav Ducsay, Dr. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
prof. Ing. Peter Kováčik, CSc. (examiner, 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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