Course: Agricultural Chemistry

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Course title Agricultural Chemistry
Course code KANT/C156
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Svoboda Ladislav, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Dohnalová Žaneta, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Biogenic elements in plants and soil Plant physiology Photosynthesis - principles, practical aspects in plant production Fundamentals of soil science, physical, chemical and biological properties of soil Sorption properties of soil and their importance to plant nutrition and fertilization Artificial and organic fertilizers Composts Pesticides - classification, principles of action, application Precise agriculture Chemical and biological substances in livestock nutrition Mineral feeding additives

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
Integration of information that students gained in previous study of chemical, biochemical and technological subjects, their further deepening and utilization in agriculture at preservation of sustainable development.
Graduate of the subject is equipped with knowledge required at various working positions in agriculture, chemical industry, research & development and other fields connected with manufacture and application of agrochemicals.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of biochemistry, biology, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, inorganic technology (artificial fertilizers).

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination

The course is ended by written test and oral exam. To admit to oral exam it is necessary to answer correctly min. 50 % of test questions.
Recommended literature
  • Barker A. V., Pilbeam D. J. (Eds). Handbook of Plant Nutrition. Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, 2007.
  • Essington M. E. Soil and Water Chemistry. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2004.
  • Georgievskij V. I. a kol. Minerálna výživa zvierat. Príroda, Bratislava, 1982.
  • Müller F. (Ed.). Agrochemicals. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2000.
  • Ohkawa H., Miyagawa H., Lee P. W. (Eds.). Pesticide Chemistry. Wiley-VCH Weinheim, 2007.
  • Procházka S., Macháčková I., Krekule J., Šebánek J. a kol. Fyziologie rostlin. Academia, 1998.
  • Uhlíř Z., Socha J. Agrochemie. VŠCHT Pardubice, 1992.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2016) Food industry and food industry chemistry - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2013) Food industry and food industry chemistry - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Technology (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Technology (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2015) Food industry and food industry chemistry - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Technology (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter