Study programmes / B-HE Horticultural Engineering / Vineyard Machinery p/t
Course code:KVIM
Course title in language of instruction:K-Vinohradnická mechanizace
Course title in Czech:K-Vinohradnická mechanizace
Course title in English:Vineyard Machinery 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, 18/9
(part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2020/2021 - FH
Name of lecturer:prof. Ing. Patrik Burg, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Aims of the course:The aim is to acquaint students with the principles of modern machines used in viticulture. At the same time learn them how to make the selection of machines and assembly lines in machinery for wine-growing businesses of various sizes.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to the course (allowance 1/0)
a.The definitions, methods of cultivation (conventional, integrated and organic),operations, agro period, production and technical aspects during planting the vineyard

2.Vineyard tractors (allowance 2/0)
a.The characteristics, construction requirements

3.Mechanization for soil preparation before planting vines (allowance 2/0)
a.Mouldboard plows, miner plows, rotary plows, spade plows, cultivators depth

4.Mechanization for planting seedlings of grapevine (allowance 2/1)
a.The general requirements, hand tools, drills

5.Mechanization for the construction of retaining structures (allowance 2/0)
a.Types of supporting structures, characteristics of the materials, hand tools, equipment zatloukací, press-posts, to develop and tension wires, anchoring the outer columns

6.Mechanization for cutting vines (allowance 2/0)
a.The principles of cutting, hand tools, pneumatic and electric pruner, tools for prepruning

7.Mechanization for shredding and mulching vines (allowance 1/1)
a.The requirements and distribution of mulching, mulches with horizontal and vertical axis of rotation

8.Mechanization of fertilization (allowance 0/2)
a.The importance of fertilization, the distribution of spreaders, manure spreaders, mineral fertilizer spreaders

9.Mechanization for tillage and culture (allowance 0/2)
a.Partition of mechanization by the nature of the operation

10.Mechanization of chemical protection (allowance 2/2)
a.Variant of chemicals sprayers, herbicide frames, recycling systems

11.Mechanization for carrying out the work of Green (allowance 2/0)
a.The distribution and importance of individual operations

12.Mechanization for harvesting grapes (allowance 2/1)
a.Partially mechanized harvesting of container harvesters, trailers, tanks, field presses, fully mechanized harvesting

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-basic computing skills
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge in practice
-Ability to choose and efficient use of mechanization in viticulture
-Ability to work independently
-Basic general knowledge
-Communication skills and presentation
-Knowledge of agrotechnic in viticulture

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:80% participation in block lectures
The course is finished with credit test (maximum points for test 20, for credit is necessary to have min. 16 points).
Final examination (1 hour, written part -- 60 % of the total mark, oral part 40 % of the total mark)
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture18 h
     practice9 h
     preparation for exam80 h
     preparation for regular assessment40 h
     elaboration of reports21 h
Total168 h

Basic reading list
  • ZEMÁNEK, P. -- BURG, P. Vinohradnická mechanizace. 1st ed. Olomouc: Petr Baštan, 2010. 200 p. ISBN 978-80-87091-14-2.
  • ZEMÁNEK, P. -- BURG, P. Speciální mechanizace: mechanizační prostředky pro vinohradnictví. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 2003. 93 p. ISBN 80-7157-739-1.
  • BURG, P. -- ZEMÁNEK, P. Vinohradnická mechanizace: (ekonomika pěstitelských systémů). 1st ed. V Brně: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 2006. 62 p. ISBN 80-7375-018-X.
  • ZEMÁNEK, P. -- BURG, P. Vinohradnická mechanizace - stroje pro chemickou ochranu rostlin. VÚZT Praha: MZLU v Brně, 2007. 80 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-123-4.
  • BURG, P. -- MICHÁLEK, M. -- ZEMÁNEK, P. Stroje pro chemickou ochranu trvalých porostů.  [online]. 2014. URL: