Study programmes / B-PPR Plant Protection / Mechanisation of Plant Production I
Course code:MECHRV1
Course title in language of instruction:Mechanizace rostlinné výroby I
Course title in Czech:Mechanizace rostlinné výroby I
Course title in English:Mechanisation of Plant Production I
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor; master; master continuing
Semester:SS 2019/2020 - FA
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Jan Červinka, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Ing. Martin Svoboda, Ph.D. (instructor)
Aims of the course:The goal is to gain knowledge and skills in the field of agricultural technology in crop production, gain knowledge of the composition and function of the machine lines in crop production. These lines navrhout know and evaluate.
Course contents:
1.Development and distribution of agricultural equipment (allowance 4/8)
a.Machine parts, gears
b.Drives, internal combustion engines
c.Division of vehicles and tractors
d.Chassis, connecting machines, building sets

2.Second Working practices and technology in the plant production (allowance 3/6)
a.Machinery and equipment for soil preparation and fertilization
b.Combined machines
c.Spreaders and other applicators
d.Quality indicators
e.Application Map

3.Sowing and planting machines (allowance 2/4)
a.Universal and precise drills, compositors
b.GPS systems

4.Machinery and equipment for plant protection (allowance 2/4)
a.Sprayng and other systems
b.Air and a special technique
c.Board computers

5.Harvest technology of crops, harvesting machines (allowance 2/4)
a.Mowers, device adapters
b.Treatment miter, collector cars and presses
c.Cutters, transport and handling equipment

6.Harvesters (allowance 2/4)
a.Design and edit a harvester, harvesting system, evaluation of losses and quality of work SM, GPS
b.Cleaning and sorting of seed mixtures

7.Machines for harvesting root crops and specialty crops (allowance 2/3)
a.Potato harvesters
b.Sugar-beet harvesters
c.Corn harvesters and industrial crops

8.Technology in precision farming system (allowance 3/3)
a.Reports and editing tools for PF
b.Satellite GPS systems
c.Service Enterprises

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to solve problems
-professional knowledge
-work in team

Specific competences:
-Ability to manage and organize technical activities in the area of agricultural production
-Knowledge and the use of machines used in crop production
-Knowledge of machinery and technologies in plant production
-Knowledge of functions and functional groups of agricultural machinery
-Knowledge of the use and adjustment of machinery in crop production

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:For the award of credit is required at least 75% attendance at seminars, submitted semestral project and the individual exercise protocols.

The course is completed by exam which has two parts. The first part is written in the form of the test( 40 % of the mark). After student passes the test (minimum 70 %), oral examination continues. Followed by a debate with the examiner about specific topics, which were discussed during the semester (60 % of the mark). Upon successful completion of the oral examination (minimum 70%) is a final mark entered into the index / UIS.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     preparation for exam21 h
     preparation for regular testing14 h
     preparation of presentation5 h
     report from excursion, tour, practical placement5 h
     elaboration of reports24 h
     writing of seminar paper15 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
  • ČERVINKA, J. -- SEDLÁK, P. -- TRUNEČKA, K. Technika a technologie pro rostlinnou výrobu: návody do cvičení. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2003. 188 p. ISBN 80-7157-713-8.
  • JECH, J. Stroje na zber krmovín a zrnin. VIENALA Košice, 2001. 351 p. ISBN 80-7099-725-7.
  • KUMHÁLA, F. et al. Zemědělská technika: stroje a technologie pro rostlinnou výrobu. 1st ed. V Praze: Česká zemědělská univerzita, 2007. 426 p. ISBN 978-80-213-1701-7.
  • NEUBAUER, K. et al. Stroje pro rostlinnou výrobu. 1st ed. Praha: SZN, 1989. 716 p. ISBN 80-209-0075-6.
  • Col. Mechanizace rostlinné výroby: (Stroje pro zpracování půdy, setí a ochranu rostlin) : návody do cvičení. 1st ed. Brno: Vysoká škola zemědělská, 1993. 176 p. ISBN 80-7157-085-0.
  • TRUNEČKA, K. Technika a metody v ochraně rostlin I. 1st ed. Brno: MZLU, 1997. 120 p. ISBN 80-7157-196-2.