Course ID: POG-SE>FA
Semester: 7 / Winter
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 30 hours
Field of study: Horticulture
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: optional
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Short description: Legislation on fertilizers and fertilization and permissible content of pollutants in soils, plants and waters. Research methods in analytical soil substrate, water and nutrients applied in Poland. Basics diagnosis horticultural fertilizer; differences in relation to other Western European countries. Nutritional requirements of horticultural and field crops under glass (greenhouses, plastic tunnels).
Full description: Development of projects fertilization vegetables, ornamentals, seed, fruit and nursery in field crops and under cover. Growing plants in containers and the limited volume of the substrate. Modern technologies fertilization of crops in field and under cover. Inert substrates, soilless cultivation, hydroponics and aeroponics, closed systems, fertilization, fertigation horticultural plants, computer control systems, irrigation, fertilization and climate greenhouse. To elaborate programs of fertilization of plants grown in inert media.
Bibliography: 1. Brian S. Coulter and Stan Lalor. Major and micro nutrient advice for productive agricultural crops. 2008. www.agresearch.teagasc.ie 2. Cottanie A.. – Soil an plant testing as a basis of fertilization recommendation 980,http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/ar118e/ar118e.pdf
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: Students will get theoretical and practical knowledge about nutritional requirements of horticultural plants. Has knowledge of the importance of mineral nutrition on the level and quality of crops. He knows how individual elements affect the growth of plants, which can cause deficiency or excess of individual ions. He knows the method of application of fertilizers and their effects on plants and the environment. O1-W04, O1-W08, O1-W14 Skills: Student is able to recognize the symptoms of nutrient deficiency and to interpret the results of analyzes of soils, substrates, water, nutrients and plant material. Able to calculate the dose of fertilizer and crop fertilization develop a strategy based on the results of the analysis. He can choose the optimum fertilization technique to the requirements of plants and cultivation technology. Able to calculate the composition of the nutrient solution and change the pH of soils and growing media. O1-UO2, O1-UO6, O1-U12 Social competences: The student is able to work independently and in a team, able to shape and adapt cultivation technology to produce horticultural products of high biological value in a way that is safe for the environment and people. O1-K01, O1-K03, O1-K05
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes (20%) + grade obtained at project (80%)

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