Study programmes / B-HE Horticultural Engineering / Nutrition and Fertilization of Horticultural Crops p.t.
Course code:KVZR
Course title in language of instruction:K-Výživa a hnojení révy vinné
Course title in Czech:K-Výživa a hnojení révy vinné
Course title in English:Nutrition and Fertilization of Horticultural Crops p.t.
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:part-time, 19/10
(part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FH
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Petr Škarpa, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Aims of the course:Student receives these knowledge and skills:
- about soil milieu in the vineyard and importance of nutrients for grapevine and the influence of soil properties on yield and quality of grapes
- about principles of precise application of mineral and organic fertilizers
- about principles of precise fertilization of grapevine
Course contents:
1.Agrochemical soil properties (allowance 2/1)
2.Nutrients in soil and their changes, macroelements and microelements (allowance 2/1)
3.Mineral and organic fertilizers (allowance 2/1)
4.Chemical composition of plants (allowance 1/1)
5.Nutrient uptake and transport, foliar application (allowance 2/1)
6.Importance of plant nutrients, symptoms of their surplus and deficiency (allowance 2/1)
7.Principles of nutrition and fertilization of grapevine (allowance 2/1)
8.Claims for soil and nutrients, suitability of locality (allowance 2/1)
9.Organic and mineral fertilization, liming (allowance 2/1)
10.Fertilization of fructiferous vineyard, physiological disproportions (chlorosis) (allowance 2/1)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to solve problems
-capacity to learn
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-A capability to optimise nutrition of cultural plants with mineral and organic fertilisers
-Ability to competently determine symptoms of nutrients deficiency
-Ability to optimize management of grepvine nutrition
-Basic knowledge about mineral and organic fertilisers
-Basic knowledge about soil fertility
-Basic knowledge about vine nutrition
-Knowledge in the field of nutrition and fertilization of grapevine

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:evaluation of participation in seminars (100%)
submission of proceedings (reports) during the semester
final seminar written test (the minimal requirements for passing 80% )
final examination (length 30 min, written, 5 questions, the minimal requirements for passing 80% )
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture19 h
     practice2 h
     laboratory work8 h
     consultation20 h
     preparation for exam60 h
     preparation for regular assessment25 h
     elaboration of reports24 h
     elaboration and execution of projects10 h
Total168 h

Basic reading list
  • HLUŠEK, J. -- RICHTER, R. -- RYANT, P. Výživa a hnojení zahradních plodin. 1st ed. Praha: Martin Sedláček, 2002. 81 p. ISBN 80-902413-5-2.
  • HLUŠEK, J. Základy výživy a hnojení zeleniny a ovocných kultur. 2nd ed. Praha: Ústav zemědělských a potravinářských informací Praha, 2004. 56 p. ISBN 80-7271-147-4.
  • MARSCHNER, P. Marschner's mineral nutrition of higher plants. 651 p. ISBN 978-0-12-384905-2.
  • Výživa a hnojenie pol'ných plodín. Nitra: Slovenská polnohospodárska univerzita v Nitre, 2000. 442 p. ISBN 80-7137-777-5.
  • VANĚK, V. et al. Výživa a hnojení polních a zahradních plodin. 3rd ed. Praha: Martin Sedláček, 2002. 132 p. ISBN 80-902413-7-9.
  • VANĚK, V. et al. Výživa zahradních rostlin. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 2012. 568 p. ISBN 978-80-200-2147-2.
  • RYANT, P. et al. Multimediální učební texty z výživy rostlin.  [online]. 2003. URL: