Course code LauZP065

Credit points 4.50

Practical Agronomy I

Total Hours in Course120

Independent study hours120

Date of course confirmation23.03.2020

Responsible UnitInstitute of Soil and Plant Science

Course developer

author prof.

Gunita Bimšteine

Dr. agr.

Replaced course

LauZR001 [GLAUR001] Practical Agronomy I

Course abstract

It creates of theoretical knowledge to strengthen in practical work the specialty of agriculture enterprises. Collect, systematize and describe collections about different themes in crop science. Comparison and estimation of methods used in agricultural practice.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Strengthen the knowledge and critical understanding in agronomic issues, theoretical conclusions will be compared with the practical experience and current issues in the farm practice – report
• Skills to assess crop status, as well to evaluate the effectiveness of applied technologies in crop production; will be able to manage and organize the agricultural works - development of a growing agrotechnological scheme.
• Competences- in cooperation with the farmer to realise the farm agrotechnical measures in the planning, direction and control – practice report presentation an discussion with evaluation commission

Course Content(Calendar)

15 days - practice in farm or company, during this time period students must make report about following aspects:
1. Farm’s description and specialisation
2. 2 the most widely grown crop production schemes/plans.
3. Seed production.
4. Characterization of soil.
5. Agricultural chemistry.
6. Most important harmful organisms.
7. Plant protection system.
8. A drainage system.
9. Vision of farm development.

10. Cooperation partners.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Evaluation of practice – test
Timely submission of report on e-studies. Presentation and practice supervisor’s feedback.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Performance of practice program tasks and presentation.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Criteria for evaluation of practice report: contents' correspondence with requirements, presentation's process and author's ability to answer questions and discuss, compliance of the essay design with regulations of Faculty of Agriculture on the completion and presentation of study papers.

Compulsory reading

1. Augkopība (2004). A. Ružas redakcijā. LLU: SIA JUMIS. 374 lpp.
2. Augsnes ilgtspējīga izmantošana (2008). O. Nikodemus red. O. Nikodemus, A.Kārkliņš, M. Kļaviņš u.c. Rīga: Akadēmiskais apgāds. 256 lpp.
3. Augu slimības (2003) B.Bankinas red.Jelgava: LLU, 247 lpp.
4. Bankina B., Gaile Z. (2014) Ziemāju labības un to slimības. Jelgava,: LLU 104 lpp.
5. Latvijas augšņu noteicējs (2009). A. Kārkliņa red. A. Kārkliņš, I. Gemste, H. Mežals u.c. Jelgava: LLU. 240 lpp.
6. Priedītis A. (1996) Kultūraugu kaitēkļi. Rīga, Zvaigzne ABC, 293 lpp.

7. Turka I. (2004) Pesticīdu lietošanas riski augu aizsardzībā. Rīga: Zvaigzne. 159 lpp.

Further reading

1. Bruto seguma aprēķins zemnieku saimniecībai. Ozolnieki: SIA LLKIAC.

2. Rokasgrāmata augu aizsardzības līdzekļu droša lietošana cilvēkam un videi, LAALRUTA, 2013. - 52. lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Interneta resursi -