Subject description

Horticulture is the fastest growing field within agriculture. The strategy of its development in the 21st Century in Europe and broader will be presented in terms of quality of existing and new horticultural products and from the view of creating pleasant living conditions. The importance of juvenility for successful propagation of horticultural plants will be discussed and production technology of functional vegetables will be explained. Grapevine terroir denotes a complex approach to the production of quality grapes and wine and therefore the students will be equipped with knowledge on the subject. Understanding of the tree architecture represents the basis for the introduction of new solutions in training systems resulting in optimal use of natural resources and other materials important for successful production. The use of plant protection products in the cultivation of horticultural crops is increasingly controlled and limited. Therefore, the problem of pesticide residues in horticultural products will be stressed and new technological measures striving towards ‘Zero residual level’ in fruit, vegetables and grapevine will be presented.

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

The basic objective of the course is the understanding of a multidisciplinary approach in order to develop optimal technologies for the production of high-quality horticultural plants and simultaneous preservation of living environment.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and seminars directed at developing solutions to specific problems with a synthesis of knowledge and information.

Expected study results

Knowledge and understanding:

Ability to analyze horticultural problems, synthesize information and to develop potential solutions, implement them in practice and understand their impact.

Basic sources and literature

Harvesting the sun. A profile of world horticulture. Scripta horticulturae no. 14. International society for horticultural science, 72 str.


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