Course: Crop Production in Ecological Agriculture

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Course title Crop Production in Ecological Agriculture
Course code KAES/QPREZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Konvalina Petr, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
The conversion to organic farming and principles of organic enterprise´s. Methods of maintenance and rpomotion ofm land fertility. Principles of crop rotation in the cropping, crop nutrition and rpotection in organic farming system. Proportion of the main important species for organic farming system. Choice of suitable varietees of the main crops for organic farming system. Sustainable and organic principles of growing technology of cereals, legumes, oil crops, root crops and other crops on arable land.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Preparation for exam - 48 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 48 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject aims to introduce the principles of organic crop production, sustainable and organic farming system and explain specific differences between conventional and organic crop productive systems as well.
Complexe knowledge in organic plant growing.
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge in agrotechnology and organic farming.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Practical work attendance and presentation.
Recommended literature
  • Herrmann, G., Plakolm, G. Okologischer Landbau. Ostereichischer Agrarverlag,Wien, 1993.
  • Konvalina, P. et. al. Pěstování rostlin v ekologickém zemědělství.. ZF JU v Č. Budějovicích, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7394-031-7.
  • M. Lacko-Bartošová a kol. Udržateľné a ekologické poľnohospodárstvo. SPU Nitra, 2005.
  • Neuerburg, W., Padel, S. Ekologické zemědělství v praxi. Agrospoj, Praha, 1994.
  • Urban, J., Šarapatka, B. Ekologické zemědělství: učebnice pro školy i praxi. I. díl, Základy ekologického zemědělství, agroenvironmentální aspekty a pěstování rostlin. MŽP, PRO-BIO, Praha, 2003.
  • Zídek, T. et al. Nechemická ochrana rostlin. MZe ČR, 1992.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agribussines (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Ecology (2017) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Ecology (2017) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer