Course: Plant Health Care in Ecological Agriculture

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Course title Plant Health Care in Ecological Agriculture
Course code KROV/QRLEZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Bohatá Andrea, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Tonka Tomáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Key aspects non-conventional (organic) and sustainable agriculture of plant health care systems. Fundamentals characteristics of plant pathogens and pest of the most important kind of crops (morphology, determination, bionomic, delimitation (category based on importance). Fundamentals auto-ecology characteristics of key plant pathogens and pests of crops. Methods summary of pest regulation, suppression of occurrence and spread of plant pathogens. Emphases on alternative methods of regulation and target elimination of synthetic pesticides -active ingredients. Fundamentals principles of implementation of standard programs of Integrated Pest Management, draft out for sustainable agriculture and organic farming.

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 the subject is to teach students the bionomics of harmful organisms and to acquaint them with the methods of their non-chemical regulation.
Students will be able to orientate in the area of plant diseases and important pests of crops and methods of IPM used in the protection aginst harmful organisms.
Prerequisites
Standard knowledge of zoology, biology and microbiology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Active participation in tutorials and understanding the curriculum defined for the exam.
Recommended literature
  • Gullan, P., J., Cranston, P. S. The insects: An Outline of Entomology. 3rd edition. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 505 pp.. 2005.
  • Häni, F. a kol. Obrazový atlas chorob a škůdců polních plodin. Praha, Scientia s. r.o., Pedagogické nakladatelství, 335 s. 1993.
  • Hluchý M., Ackermann P., Zacharda M., Bagar M., Jetmarová E., Vaněk G., Szöke L., Plíšek B. Obrazový atlas chorob a škůdců ovocných dřevin a révy vinné. Biocont laboratory, Brno, s. 498..
  • Hrudová E., Pokorný R., Víchová J. Integrovaná ochrana rostlin, Mendelova univerzita v Brně, skripta, 151 s., 2006..
  • Kalina, T., Váňa, J. Sinice, řasy, houby, mechorosty a podobné organismy v současné biologii, Karolinum.. 2005.
  • Landa, Z. Cvičení z ochrany rostlin, II. - Zemědělská entomologie. Praha VŠZ, 245 s.. 1986.
  • Rod J., Hluchý M., Zavadil K., Prášil J., Somssich I., Zacharda M. Obrazový atlas chorob a škůdcůzeleniny střední Evropy. Biocont laboratory, Brno..


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): 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
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Sustainable Systems in Agricultural Land (2010) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer