Study programmes / B-PPR Plant Protection / Phytopharmacology and Toxicology
Course code:FYFATE
Course title in language of instruction:Fytofarmacie a aplikační technika
Course title in Czech:Fytofarmacie a aplikační technika
Course title in English:Phytopharmacology and Toxicology
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:master
Semester:SS 2020/2021 - FA
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Jan Červinka, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Martin Prokop, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Ivana Šafránková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Aims of the course:Knowledge: information on plant protection and pesticide registration process,
phytopharmacy on the basics, phytopharmacology, toxicology and ecotoxicology, mechanical devices and machines to OR for treatment plants during vegetation
skills: technical skills to work with pesticides, determine the appropriate method of treatment for specific crops and habitats dose spray liquid sprayer testing and seed dressing
Course contents:
1.Principles of plant integrated production, organic farming - the position of chemical plant protection and pesticide use. Terminology. Development of pesticides. (allowance 2/2)
a.Schematic and graphic display, clarification of terms.

2.Principles of toxicology, ecotoxicology,residues - MLR. (allowance 2/2)
a.Basic categories, abbreviations and calculations

3.Division and classification of pesticides, biocides, GMO (allowance 2/2)
a.The Pesticide Manual - Internet links with European sites

4.Zoocides, Herbicides, Fungicides etc. Mode of action. (allowance 2/2)

5.Registration of pesticides, the registration test - biodissier,label,Pesticide Hazards, Signal words, the safe storage (allowance 2/2)
a.The State Phytosanitary Administration

6.Plant protection legislation
Competence handling of plant protection products
(allowance 0/0)
7.Development and distribution of machinery used in plant protection. Technical and technological requirements for plant protection (allowance 2/2)
a.Legislation and safety regulations

8.Machines for treating plants during vegetation (allowance 2/2)
a.Excursion - Techagro BVV Brno

9.Types of spray, drop spectrum formation. Dosage Rate of the Products for treatment. (allowance 2/2)
a.Sprinklers, dew dusters, misting

10.Testing spreyers. (allowance 2/2)
a.Laboratory measurement and inspection sprayer

11.Machines for the treatment of orchards and vineyards (allowance 2/2)
a.Nozzle check pattern and droplet size

12.Machines for the Seed Treatment. (allowance 2/2)
a.Products for aerial application - fiel of use

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-ability to solve problems
-ability to work independently
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability of using integrated pest and disease management methods
-Knowledge of plant protection legislation and the conditions of eligibility to the treatment with pesticides
-Knowledge of the classification of pesticides, biocides, GMOs, active substances and residues
-Skills of orientation in the Register of authorized plant protection products
-Skills of finding of suitable application device and method of application

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:To obtain the credit mechanism is mandatory participation in exercises, the surrender of seminar work of fytofarmacie-biodosier. The course is concluded with an oral examination of fytofarmacie (50%), and application techniques (50%), three questions answered min at 50%
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     consultation14 h
     public presentation (oral)14 h
     preparation for exam28 h
     preparation of presentation14 h
     elaboration and execution of projects14 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
  • TRUNEČKA, K. Technika a metody v ochraně rostlin. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2003. 160 p. ISBN 80-7157-722-7.
  • 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.
  • ACKERMANN, P. et al. Metodická příručka ochrany rostlin proti chorobám, škůdcům a plevelům. 1st ed. Praha: Česká společnost rostlinolékařská, 2008. 503 p. ISBN 978-80-02-02087-5.
  • GUNTER, H. Lehrbuch der Phytomedizin. Blackwell Wissenschafts-Verlag , 2002. 542 p. ISBN 3-8263-3008-0.
  • Chemical pesticides: mode of action and toxicology. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 276 p. ISBN 0-748-40910-6.
  • Pesticide selectivity, health and the environment. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 310 p. ISBN 0-521-81194-5.