Study programmes / B-HE Horticultural Engineering / Viticulture (B.Sc.) p/t
Course code:KVI
Course title in language of instruction:K-Vinohradnictví bc
Course title in Czech:K-Vinohradnictví bc
Course title in English:Viticulture (B.Sc.) p/t
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 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:WS 2019/2020 - FH
Name of lecturer:Ing. Radek Sotolář, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Aims of the course:To familiarize students with the origin of the wine-growing history and world significance in human culture. Basic biological and physiological characteristics, growth and development, agricultural engineering, depending on the variety.
Course contents:
1.Viticulture. (allowance 18/9)
a.Green works with vine.
b.Nutrition and fertilization of grapevine.
c.Cutting and training of grapevine.
d.Methods of treating the soil in the vineyard.
e.Cultivated forms of grapevine.
f.Breeding grapevine.
g.Quality of grapes for wine production.

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to solve problems
-ability to work independently
-capacity to learn
-general knowledge
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information
-spirit of enterprise

Specific competences:
-Ability based on identity of main grape varieties, its physiologycal and morphological properties
-Awareness of the concept of quality
-Basic professional knowledge
-Determination of pathogens and pests and plant protection

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:Completion of the course is a test that covers all topics that were presented in lectures and tutorials. Condition of completion of the course is writing a semester test (60% success rate) and than oral exam (60% success rate).
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture18 h
     practice9 h
     field work10 h
     consultation8 h
     preparation for exam48 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation for regular testing12 h
     writing of seminar paper25 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
  • PAVLOUŠEK, P. Encyklopedie révy vinné. 2nd ed. Brno: Computer Press, 2008. 316 p. ISBN 978-80-251-2263-1.
  • POSPÍŠILOVÁ, D. Ampelografia ČSSR. 1st ed. Bratislava: Príroda, 1981. 347 p. Rastlinná výroba.
  • SEDLO, J. Ekologické vinohradnictví. Praha: Agrospoj, 1994. 185 p. ISBN 80-7084-117-6.
  • KUTINA, J. Pomologický atlas 2. Zemědělské nakladatelství Brázda, 1992. ISBN 80-209-0192-2.
  • POSPÍŠILOVÁ, D. Nové šľachtenie viniča na Slovensku. Bratislava: Z&J, 1998. 222 p. ISBN 80-967689-0-5.
Recommended reading list
  • MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNĚ. ZAHRADNICKÁ FAKULTA. Taxon Web: Nonverbální a jiné inovativní formy podpory ve výuce na Zahradnické fakultě v Lednici, reg. č.: CZ.1.07/2.2.00/15.0084 [online]. Lednice: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, Zahradnická fakulta, 2013. Dostupné z:
  • Pavloušek P. ESCA a další nebezpečné houbové patogeny u révy vinné. Mendelova univerzita: Brno 2013. Poster. Financováno z: Projekt OP VK Nonverbální a jiné inovativní formy podpory ve výuce na Zahradnické fakultě v Lednici, reg. číslo: CZ.1.07/2.2.00/15.0084.