Study programmes / B-PPR Plant Protection / Protection of Gardening Plants
Course code:OZP
Course title in language of instruction:Ochrana zahradních plodin
Course title in Czech:Ochrana zahradních plodin
Course title in English:Protection of Gardening Plants
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
Semester:WS 2020/2021 - FA
Name of lecturer:Mgr. Ing. Eva Hrudová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
doc. Ing. Ivana Šafránková, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
doc. Ing. Hana Šefrová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Jana Víchová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Aims of the course:Knowledge: theoretical knowledge on the origin of disorders, injuries and diseases on the development and spread of pathogens and pests skills: the ability to determine causes of defects and damage, significant agents of the diseases and pests of vegetables and fruit trees, and propose options for protection of plants

To obtain the ability to detect of pathogens and insect pests, and to recommend appropriate means of protection against them.
Course contents:
1.Principal chracteristic of pathogenic agents and methods of protection (allowance 2/2)
2.Important disorders and diseases of vegetables (allowance 6/6)
a.Lettuce, spinach
b.Cellery, carrot, parsley
c.Onion, garlic
d.Tomato, peper, cucumber

3.Important disorders and diseases of fruit trees (allowance 6/6)
a.Pome fruit
b.Stone fruit
c.Small fruit

4.Integrated pest management of vegetables (allowance 2/0)
5.Important pests of vegetables (allowance 6/7)
a.Green vegetables
b.Root vegetable
c.Hard stalks, cucumber and tomato

6.Important pests of fruit trees and grape vines (allowance 6/7)
a.Polyphagous pests
d.Bush fruit
e.Grape vines

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to solve problems
-ability to work in interdisciplinary team
-ability to work independently
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability of using integrated pest and disease management methods
-Ability to determine the cause or causative agent of diseases of the main species of cultivated plants, to isolate and identify the pathogen or pest
-Knowledge of disorders, injuries, pests and pathogens of the main species cultivated garden plants
-Skills of finding a solution for a particular situation and determination of a suitable way to protect garden plants
-Skills of performing of protective actions according to applicable legislation

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:In order to obtain compensation, participation in compulsory exercises. Credit in the form of microscopic slides of cognitive test of pathogens (75%) and pests (75%). Exam in the form of the test consists of entomological (50%) and the phytopathological part (50%). To obtain the credits is required at least 75% of correct answers in each test.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     laboratory work14 h
     professional educational excursion14 h
     preparation for exam42 h
     preparation for regular assessment14 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
  • HLUCHÝ, M. et al. Ochrana ovocných dřevin a révy v ekologické a integrované produkci. Brno: Biocont Laboratory, 498 p. ISBN 978-80-901874-7-4.
  • Plant pathology. 5th ed. Burlington: Elsevier Academic Press, 2005. 922 p. ISBN 978-0-12-044565-3.
  • Pests of fruit crops: a colour handbook. London: Manson, 461 p. Plant protection handbook series. ISBN 978-1-84076-051-4.
  • ALFORD, D V. Pest and disease management handbook. 1st ed. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 2000. 615 p. ISBN 978-0-632-05503-6.
Recommended reading list
  • Metodická příručka pro ochranu rostlin: zelenina, ovocné plodiny, réva. Brno: Státní rostlinolékařská správa, 2002. 276 p.
  • ROD, J. Obrazový atlas chorob a škůdců zeleniny střední Evropy : ochrana zeleniny v integrované produkci včetně prostředků biologické ochrany rostlin. Brno: Biocont Laboratory, 2005. 392 p. ISBN 80-901874-3-9.