Course: Production Yield and Quality of Crop Production

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Course title Production Yield and Quality of Crop Production
Course code KROV/TVKRP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Bárta Jan, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Diviš Jiří, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Štěrba Zdeněk, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Bártová Veronika, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Čurn Vladislav, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction - Plant production: crop yield versus quality (fundamental conception); Physiological fundamentals of field crops yield formation; Formation of plant production quality; Genotype - potential of crop yield and quality; Stress reaction of plants - abiotic and biotic stressors; Physiologically active compounds and reduction of field crop stress; Yield and quality formation of narrow-row cereals; Yield and quality formation of maize for silage or corn production; Yield and quality formation of legumes; Yield and quality formation of rape; Yield and quality formation of poppy and sunflower; Yield and quality formation of sugar and mangel beet; Yield and quality formation of potato tubers.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 20 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 20 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to obtain general knowledges about forming of yield and quality in growing processes of main crops with respect to specific effect of crop management and environmental conditions.
Students are able to orientate in the field of formation of yield and quality of crop production.
Prerequisites
Graduation of Crop Production course

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Active participation in exercises, working out of semestral thesis, understanding the curriculum defined for the exam.
Recommended literature
  • Hosnedl, V., Vašák, J., Mečiar, L. a kol. Rostlinná výroba - II (Luskoviny, olejniny). ČZU Praha, 1998.
  • Jůzl, M., Pulkrábek, J., Diviš, J. a kol. Rostlinná výroba - III. (Okopaniny). 1. vyd.,. MZLU Brno, 2000.
  • Petr, J. et al. Tvorba výnosu hlavních polních plodin.. SZN Praha, 1980.
  • Petr, J. a kol. Počasí a výnosy. SZN Praha, 1987.
  • Petr, J., Húska, J. a kol.:. Speciální produkce rostlinná - I. (Obecná část a obilniny). AF ČZU Praha, 1997. ISBN 80-213-0152-X.
  • Procházka S. a kol. Regulátory rostlinného růstu. Academia, Praha, 395 s.. 1997.
  • Prugar J. a kol. Kvalita rostlinných produktů na prahu 3. tisíciletí.. Výzkumný ústav pivovarský a sladařský a.s., Kvasný průmysl, Praha, 2008.
  • Smith, D. L., Hamel, C. Crop Yield - Physiology and Processes. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 1999.


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): Agriculture Engineering (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agriculture Engineering (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agriculture Engineering (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer