Course syllabus Z15-0125-I - Post-harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops (FZKI - WS 2017/2018)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering
Course unit code:
Course unit title: Post-harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops
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)

Credits: 6
Horticulture - master (required), 3. semester
International Master of Horticulture Science - master (required), 3. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
active participation in seminars, lectures, seminar work of creation, presentation of seminar project, written test (30 points), final exam (70 points)

For grade A it is necessary to gain at least 93 points, for grade B at least 86 points, for grade C at least 79 points, for grade D at least 72 points, and for grade E at least 64 points. Student obtains credits if an evaluation is from A to E.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
After completion of the subject the student is able to apply acquired knowledge in the field of requirements on the post-harvest technology of horticultural crops, storage, packaging and transporting.
Course contents:
Basic concepts, the quality of horticultural crops, effects on quality, quality requirements, management of quality, losses and reserves in production systems, post harvest operations and machine lines, types of stores, the process of storage, market adjustments.
Recommended or required reading:
BOKOR P., ČERNÝ I., EFTIMOVÁ J., HABÁN M., KAZDA J., KOHAUT P., KOVÁČIK P., MEZEY J., VALŠÍKOVÁ M.: 2010. Ochrana a pestovanie rastlín. Obrazovo a textovo spracované multimediálne DVD. Agroinštitút v Nitre, ISBN:978-80-7139-140-1.
JAKÁBOVÁ, A., KOBZA, F.: 2008. Kvetinárstvo. Učebné skriptá, SPU, FZKI, Katedra biotechniky parkových a krajinných úprav, Nitra, 161 s.
UHER, A., JAKÁBOVÁ, A., MEZEY, J. 2007. Záhradníctvo. SPU, FZKI, KZ, Vzdavateľstvo SPU v Nitre, 162 s., ISBN 978-80-8069-963-5.
UHER A., KÓŇA J., VALŠÍKOVÁ M., ANDREJIOVÁ A.: 2009. Zeleninárstvo - poľné pestovanie. Vysokoškolská učebnica SPU v Nitre, 212 s., ISBN 978-80-552-0199-3.
VALŠÍKOVÁ, M., KOPEC, K.: 2009. Pozberová technológia záhradníckych plodín. SPU, FZKI, KZ, Vydavateľstvo SPU v Nitre, 158 s., ISBN 978-80-552-0313-3.

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 179

31,8 %
28,5 %
17,3 %
11,2 %
11,2 %
0 %
Name of lecturer(s): Ing. Marcel Golian, PhD. (instructor)
Ing. Ivana Mezeyová, PhD. (instructor)
prof. Ing. Magdaléna Valšíková-Frey, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification:
6. 9. 2017
Supervisor: prof. Ing. Magdaléna Valšíková-Frey, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Helena Barošková on 09/06/2017.

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