Course code LauZ4034

Credit points 1

Agricultural Machinery III

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Independent study hours24

Date of course confirmation14.02.2017

Responsible UnitInstitute of Agricultural Machinery

Course developers

author prof.

Kaspars Vārtukapteinis

Dr. sc. ing.

author prof.

Jānis Palabinskis

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Environment and object of the work of agricultural machinery: soil, stalked, liquid, pouring, absorbent, biologically active, chemically aggressive materials. Technologies of agricultural operations: regimes, energetic and costs. Conditioning and storing of plant production. Constructions of machinery: agritechnical requirements, technological parameters, technological and kinematic scheme.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge of agricultural machines, their construction, operation and control.
• Skills to apply knowledge in practical use of machines.
• Competence of agricultural machinery evaluation, selection and usage

Compulsory reading

1. Riekstiņš A. Laukkopība. Talsi, 2008. 416 lpp.
2. Ivanovs S., Lazovska V. Linu novākšanas un pirmapstrādei sagatavošanas tehnoloģijas un mašīnas. Ulbroka, 2007. 108 lpp.
3. Ivanovs S., Stramkale V. Linu audzēšanas un novākšanas tehnoloģijas. Rīga: LLU Ulbrokas Zinātnes centrs, 2001. 192 lpp.
4. Lapiņš D., Kažotnieks J. Laukkopība. Mācību līdzeklis. Ozolnieki, 2002. 247 lpp.

Further reading

1. Lauksaimniecības mašīnas. J.Ozola red. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1993. 413 lpp.
2. Landtechnik. Hrsg. von H. Eichhorn. 7. Aufl. Stuttgart: Ulmer, 1999. 688 S.
3. CIGR handbook of agricultural engineering. Edited by CIGR - The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering. St.Joseph : American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1999. - Vol.3: Plant production engineering. 632 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Landtechnik-Agricultural Engineering. Pieejams:
2. Agro Tops. Rīga: Aģentūra Agro apgāds. ISSN 1407-5164.
3. Saimnieks LV. Rīga: TEE BIO, 2004- ISSN 1691-1598. Pieejams:
Profi Latvija. Pieejams: