Course: Growing Plants

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Course title Growing Plants
Course code KROV/PR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Bárta Jan, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Štěrba Zdeněk, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Kobes Milan, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
The trends in growing and economic importance of yield crops in the Europe and the Czech Republic. The measurement methods of plant growth and development. The principles of yield formation and reduction. Cereals - yield potential, growth and development. Wheat, rye, barley, oat, triticale, corn - history, biology, varieties and seed, technology of growing, harvest and storage. Leguminous plants - botany charakteristics, growth and development, formation of yield, symbiotic nitrogen fixation. Peas, horse bean, fieldbean, soybean, common wetch - history, biology, varieties and seed, technology of growing, harvest and storage. Oil crops - economic importance, position in plant production. Winter rape, mustard, sunflower - history, biology, varieties and seed, technology of growing, harvest and storage. Importance of fibreflax - history, biology, varieties and seed, technology of growing, harvest and postharvest technology of fibre flax. The economic importance of root crops. Sugar beet - history, growing in the Czech Republic and Europe. Biology charateristics, photosynthesis an grow conditions, varieties and seed, conditions of yield formation, technology of growing, harvest and storage. Potato - history, growing in the Czech Republic and Europe. Biology characteristics, photosynthesis and grow conditons, yield formation, varieties and seed, technology of growing, harvest and storage.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 20 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 20 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to obtain general kowledges of plant production under field conditions in the Czech Republic. The most important species are selected in every group of field crops to obtain basic theoretical and practical principles of growing of plants.
Students are able to orientate in the field crops growing.
Prerequisites
Standard knowledge of plant biology

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Active participation in exercises, understanding the curriculum defined for the exam.
Recommended literature
  • Diviš, J. a kol. Pěstování rostlin. JU ZF České Budějovice, 2000. ISBN 80-7040-456-6.
  • Martin, J.H., Waldren, R.P., Stamp, D.L. Principles of field crop production..
  • Pulkrábek, J. a kol. Speciální fytotechnika. FAPPZ, ČZU Praha, 2005.
  • Šroller, J. a kol. Speciální fytotechnika, Praha, Ekopress, 205 s.. 1997.


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): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2016) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Biotechnology (2013) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Land Adjustment and Real Estate Trade (2010) Category: Agriculture and forestry 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural and handling technology: trade, service and services (2016) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Biotechnology (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Biotechnology (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural and handling technology: trade, service and services (2016) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer