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UNIVERSITY OF FORESTRY

Faculty of Agronomy

AFP7210175

Address: Bulgaria, 1797 Sofia, 10 "Kliment Ohridski" Blvd, University of Forestry, Faculty of Agronomy.

Location: Building "D", Studentski Grad, 1 "Vasko Abadzhiev" Str., 2nd floor, room № 221

Head of department: Assoc. Prof. DSc Veselin Iliev Koutev

History:
Department of “Agronomy” was founded by decision of the Academic Council of the University of Forestry (Protocol No 39/19.06.2019), through the transformation of the Departments of “Horticulture” and “Agriculture and Herbology”. As temporarily acting the position of Head of the Department has been appointed Assoc. Prof. Tsveta Moskova, PhD.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nevena Shouleva, PhD has been elected for the Head of the Department of Agronomy.
Department of "Horticulture" was founded in 1999 by a decision of the Academic Council of The University of Forestry, to ensure the training of students majoring in Agronomy. As temporarily acting the position of Head of the Department has been appointed Assoc. Prof. Krasimira Malinova, PhD.
For Head of Department of Horticulture were elected: Assoc. Prof. Violeta Todorova, PhD (2003-2007); Assoc. Prof. Maria Apostolova, PhD (2008-2011), Prof. Kiril Popov, PhD (2012-2018). Since 2018 for Head of Department of Horticulture is elected Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Hristova-Cherbadzhi, PhD.
Department of "Agriculture and Herbology" is the successor of the Department "General Agriculture", which was established in 1999 by decision of the Academic Council of the University of Forestry. For the first Head of Department "General Agriculture" is selected Assoc. Prof. Margarita Nikolova, PhD.
Department heads were: Assoc. Prof. Zhivko Zhivkov, PhD (2002-2003); Assoc. Prof. Spaska Kaltcheva, PhD (2004-2013); Assoc. Prof. Stamen Dimitrov, PhD (2014-2015).
Department of "General agriculture" was renamed to the Department of "Agriculture and Herbology" in 2015, by decision of the Academic Council of the University of Forestry. Since 2016 Head of Department is elected Assoc. Professor Vesselin Koutev, DSc.

Students are trained in auditoriums and classrooms in Building D in Student City, as well as in laboratories located in the headquarters of University of Forestry. Practical classes are held at the base of Educational and Еxperimental Field Vrajdebna, where has classrooms, orchard, vineyard, greenhouses and vegetable garden, so students acquire practical skills. Established demonstration plots of various perennial, essential oils, pharmaceuticals and energy crops illustrate the students' knowledge, and they themselves acquire practical skills by participating in the seeding of different types of cereals, legumes and other arable crops.

Academic staff of the Department:

  • Assoc. Prof. Vesselin Iliev Koutev, DSc
  • Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Mihaylova Hristova-Cherbadzhi, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Nevena Vasileva Shuleva, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Tsveta Momchilova Moskova, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Denitsa Dimitrova Serbezova, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Milena Hristova Yordanova, PhD
  • Chief Assist. Prof. Georgi Mitkov Dimitrov, PhD
  • Chief Assist. Prof. Marko Todorov Mihaylov, PhD
  • Assist. Prof. Gergana Yordanova Mladenova

Organizer learning activity: Krasimira Siklunova, building "D", 2nd floor, room № D 221

Lecturers from the Department conduct lectures and practical exercises for students in "Bachelor" degree - specialty "Agronomy" (A) and specialty "Plant Protection" (PP); in the Master's degree - specialty "Fruit growing" (FG); specialty "Field crops production" (FCP), specialty "Regenerative agriculture" (RA), specialty "Vegetable growing" (VG) and specialty "Plant protection" (PP-masters).

Subjects and lecturers:
• Agricultural Policy (FG, VG, FCP, RA): Lectures – Assoc. Prof. Nevena Shuleva, PhD;
• Agricultural Economics (А, PP): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Nevena Shuleva, PhD;
• Agrochemistry (А, PP): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Vesselin Koutev, DSc;
• Agrotechnology and Fertilization (FG, VG, FCP): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Vesselin Koutev, DSc; Лекции – доц. д-р Цвета Московa
• Ampelography and pomology (FG): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Denitsa Serbezova, PhD and Chief Assist. Prof. Marko Mihaylov, PhD;
• Assessment of agricultural investments (FG, VG, FCP, RA): Lectures – Assoc. Prof. Nevena Shuleva, PhD;
• Assessment of the nutritional quality of agricultural products (FG, VG, FCP, RA): Lectures and seminars – Chief Assist. Prof. Natalia Koleva, PhD;
• Breeding and Seeds Production (А, PP): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Hristova-Cherbadzhi, PhD;
• Breeding and Seeds Production of agricultural crops (А, PP): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Hristova-Cherbadzhi, PhD;
• Breeding and seed production of essential oil crops and medical cultures (А, PP). Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Hristova-Cherbadzhi, PhD;
• Breeding and Seeds Production of field crops (FCP): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Hristova-Cherbadzhi, PhD;
• Breeding and seed production of vegetable crops (VG): Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Hristova-Cherbadzhi, PhD;
• Consulting activity (А, PP): Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. Nevena Shuleva, PhD;
• Crop Production (А). Lectures – Assoc. Prof. Vesselin Koutev, DSc. Exercises – Chief Assist. Prof. Georgi Dimitrov, PhD;
• Fertilization systems (CP) Lectures – Assoc. Prof. Vesselin Koutev
• Fodder production(А): Lectures – Assoc. Prof. Tsveta Moskova, PhD. Exercises – Chief Assist. Prof. Georgi Dimitrov, PhD;
• Form and ornamental fruit growing (FG): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Denitsa Serbezova, PhD;
• Fruit growing (А, PP): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Denitsa Serbezova, PhD;
• Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture (А, PP): Lectures – Assoc. Prof. Milena Yordanova, PhD; Seminars – Assist. Prof. Gergana Mladenova;
• General agriculture (А, PP): Lectures and exercises – Chief Assist. Prof. Natalia Koleva, PhD;
• General Crop Production (PP): Lectures – Assoc. Prof. Vesselin Koutev, DSc. Exercises – Chief Assist. Prof. Georgi Dimitrov, PhD;
• Greenhouse vegetable growing (А, PP): Lectures – Assoc. Prof. Milena Yordanova, PhD; Seminars – Assist. Prof. Gergana Mladenova;
• Herbology (А, PP). Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Tsveta Moskova, PhD;
• Introduction to Organic Agriculture - (А, PP): Lectures – Assoc. Prof. Milena Yordanova, PhD; Seminars – Assist. Prof. Gergana Mladenova;
• Management of organic residues (RA): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Vesselin Koutev, DSc;
• Methodology in the scientific experiment (FG, VG, FCP, RA): Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Hristova-Cherbadzhi, PhD;
• Methodology of the scientific experiment in plant protection – Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Hristova-Cherbadzhi, PhD;
• Minimal and zero tillage (RA): Lectures – Assoc. Prof. Vesselin Koutev, DSc. Exercises – Chief Assist. Prof. Natalia Koleva, PhD
• Mushroom growing (А, PP): Lectures – Assoc. Prof. Milena Yordanova, PhD. Seminars – Assist. Prof. Gergana Mladenova;
• Non-traditional agricultural crops (RA): Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. Milena Yordanova, PhD;
• Organic crop production (RA, FCP): Lectures and exercises - Chief Assist. Prof. Natalia Koleva, PhD
• Organic vegetable growing (VG): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Milena Yordanova, PhD;
• Practicum of herbology (PP-masters). Exercises – Assoc. Prof. Tsveta Moskova, PhD;
• Precision agriculture (CP) – Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Vesselin Koutev, DSc.
• Precision crop production (FCP): Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. Vesselin Koutev, DSc
• Private Crop Production (А). Lectures – Assoc. Prof. Vesselin Koutev, DSc. Seminars – Chief Assist. Prof. Georgi Dimitrov, PhD;
• Production of fruit planting material (FG): Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. Denitsa Serbezova, PhD;
• Rare fruit crops (А): Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. Denitsa Serbezova, PhD;
• Rare vegetable crops (VG): Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. Milena Yordanova, PhD;
• Regenerative horticulture (RA): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Milena Yordanova, PhD;
• Small fruit crops (FG): Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. Denitsa Serbezova, PhD.
• Soil fertility management (FG, VG, FCP, RA): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Vesselin Koutev, DSc.
• Specific requirements of agricultural crops for soil fertility. Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. Vesselin Koutev, DSc.
• Storage and processing - (А, PP). Lectures and seminars – Chief Assist. Prof. Natalia Koleva, PhD;
• Storage of agricultural products (А, PP). Lectures and seminars – Chief Assist. Prof. Natalia Koleva, PhD;
• Technologies in viticulture (FG): Lectures and exercises – Chief Assist. Prof. Marko Mihaylov, PhD;
• Variety Testing and Registration (FCP): Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Hristova-Cherbadzhi, PhD;
• Vegetable growing (А, PP): Lectures – Assoc. Prof. Milena Yordanova, PhD. Exercises – Assist. Prof. Gergana Mladenova;
• Viticulture (А, PP): Lectures and exercises – Chief Assist. Prof. Marko Mihaylov, PhD;
• Winemaking (А): Lectures – Lectures and seminars – Chief Assist. Prof. Marko Mihaylov, PhD;
• Urban horticulture (VG): Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. Milena Yordanova, PhD;

Scientific directions:

  • Agrochemistry
  • Soil science
  • General farming
  • Crop production
  • Plant protection (Herbology)
  • Viticulture
  • Fruit Growing
  • Vegetable growing
  • Mushroom growing
  • Organic gardening
  • Plant breeding
  • Seeds production
  • Business planning
  • Economy and Management

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