Course: Agriculture Chemisty

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Course title Agriculture Chemisty
Course code KANT/C831
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
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)
  • Dohnalová Žaneta, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Svoboda Ladislav, doc. Ing. CSc.
Course content
Plant composition Photosynthesis and factors affecting it Soil formation and evolution Soil types and properties Nutrients in soil and plants Fertilizers - classification, properties and application Plant and crop protection - importance and methods Pesticides - classification, properties and application Specifically effectual substances in the nutrition of livestock

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
To introduce Agricultural Chemistry as a multidisciplinary subject devoted to utilization of latest findings in chemistry and biochemistry in agriculture to increase production and quality of agricultural products.
Knowledge gained in the course makes good preconditions for work in plant and livestock production, in industry of fertilizers, pesticides and feeding additives, in research & development in the field of agricultural chemistry and other related branches.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of basic biochemistry, biology, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, inorganic technology (artificial fertilizers).

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

The course is ended by written exam that is a cross-section of the whole subject. To pass the exam it is necessary to correctly answer min. 50 % of questions.
Recommended literature
  • 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 Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2013) Food industry and food industry chemistry 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2014) Food industry and food industry chemistry 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2016) Food industry and food industry chemistry 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Evaluation and Analysis of Foodstuffs (2015) Food industry and food industry chemistry 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter