Course syllabus A15-0017-B - Fundamentals of Agrochemistry (FAaFR - SS 2020/2021)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code: A15-0017-B
Course unit title:
Fundamentals of Agrochemistry
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

General Agriculture - bachelor (required), 2. semester
General Agriculture - bachelor (required), 2. 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). The final exam (60 points) is combined (written and oral exam). 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 understands of basic knowledge of agrochemistry and basic principles of stoichiometric calculations related to application of mineral fertilizers, is able to solve problems of elements in system soil-plant-animal-human, is able to apply knowledge in problems related to agrochemistry, is able to identify and prepare of solution agrochemicals and their application in agriculture.
Course contents:
Major molecules and compounds, physical processes and chemical reaction by the production of agrochemicals. Compounds used in the agricultural practice and agricultural research. Agrochemicals like the donor micronutrients and heavy metals into biological process and environments. Relations between structure and property of major bioorganic compounds and organic agrochemicals. Main knowledge about pesticides.
Recommended or required reading:
DUCSAY, L. - VARGA, L.: Základy agrochémie. VES SPU Nitra, 2010, 165 s., ISBN 978-80-552-0466-6
FECENKO, J., LOŽEK, O.: Výživa a hnojenie poľných plodín. Nitra : SPU Nitra a Duslo, a.s. Šaľa, 2000. 452 s.

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 842

6,3 %
4,0 %
9,7 %
14,6 %56,4 %9,0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Ladislav Ducsay, Dr. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
doc. Ing. Ladislav Varga, PhD. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Mária Vicianová, PhD. (instructor)
Ing. Alexandra Zapletalová, PhD. (examiner, instructor)
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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