Fundamentals of Hydrology

Course title:

Fundamentals of Hydrology

Course code:

LGFOH

ECTS:

5

In-class hours

Lectures:

30

Laboratory work/Tutorials:

30

Self-preparation hours

Practical training:

90

Other:

5

Total hours:

125

Language:

English

Study cycle:

Bachelor, Master, PhD

Semester:

Winter & Summer

Faculty:

Faculty of Horticulture and Viticulture

Name of the lecturer(s):

Assoc. Prof. Eng. Rositsa Meranzova, PhD

Mode of delivery:

Face-to-face, distance learning

Prerequisites:

No

Learning outcomes of the course unit:

The main purpose is to be given all specific theoretical and practical skills of students in field of biological vegetable growing – basic principles, approaches, technology of growing and plant protection.

Course contents:

1. The essence of organic vegetable production.

2. Rotation of crops.

3. Seed production.

4 Seedlings production.

5. Fertilizing.

6. Plant protection.

7. Biological production of tomatoes.

8. Biological production of cucumbers.

9. Biological production of watermelons.

10.   Biological production of cabbage.

Recommended or required reading:

1.      1)    Firth, C.; Milla, I.; Harris, P. The use of indicators to assess the sustainability of farms converting to organic production. Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA), Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry, CV8 3LG, UK, 2008.

2.      2)    Shipp, L.; Elliott, D.; Gillespie, D.; Brodeur, J. From chemical to biological control in Canadian greenhouse crops.  Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Harrow, Ontario N0R 1G0, Canada., 2007.

3.      3)    Ester, A.; Wilson, M. J. Application of slug-parasitic nematodes. Applied Plant Research Ltd, Business Unit Arable Farming and Field Production of Vegetables, PO Box 430, 8200 AK Lelystad, Netherlands, 2005.

4.      4)    Parvathi, P.; Grote, U.; Waibel, H. Fair Trade and organic agriculture: a winning combination? Institute of Development and Agricultural Economics, Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Germany, 2018.

5.      5)    Halberg, N.; Alrøe, H. F.; Knudsen, M. T.; Kristensen, E. S. Global development of organic agriculture: challenges and prospects. Research Centre Foulum, Department of Agro-ecology, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, P.O. Box 50, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark, 2006.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

Lectures, presentation, practical exercises.

Assessment methods and criteria:

Project