University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Assist. Prof. Igor Kovačev, PhD

Assist. Prof. Igor Kovačev, PhD

Department of Agricultural Engineering
Office location: 4th pavilion, ground floor, room number 030
phone: +385 1 239 3713
e-mail: ikovacev ( at ) agr.hr
Consultations: Wednesday, 12.00 - 14.00

Academic qualifications

  • 2005 - 2012: PhD degree of biotechnical sciences – field of agriculture
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Economic efficiency of non-conventional soil tillage systems in wheat, soybean, barley and maize production
  • 1999 - 2004: M.Sc. degree of biotechnical sciences – field of agriculture/agricultural engineering
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Impact of Electronic-Hidraulic Hitch Control on Rational Exploitation of Tractor in Ploughing
  • 1993 - 1998: Graduate engineer of agriculture – field of agricultural engineering
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    Cooking method as a reductor of corn grain drying time

Employment and work experience

  • 1999 - : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
    2015- : assistant profesor
    2012-2015: senior assistant
    2005-2012: assistant
    1999-2005: young assistant

Teaching

Research interests

  • Energy savings in non-conventional soil tillage systems
  • Rationalisation in farm machinery utilisation
  • Control systems in agricultural machinery
  • Precision farming in arable crop production

Training and research experience

  • 09. 01. 2006. - 13. 01. 2006.: Agricultural institute of Slovenia (mixed)
    SAS basics and program language
  • 31. 01. 2005. - 12. 02. 2005.: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (expert)
    Advanced GIS modelling
  • 12. 03. 2001. - 25. 10. 2001.: Agricultural institute of Slovenia (mixed)
    Development and construction of electronic measurement devices
  • 14. 09. 1999. - 17. 09. 1999.: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Croatia (expert)
    On-Farm research methodology and research management

Projects

scientific

Title Funding Status
Mogućnosti smanjenja emisije ispušnih plinova kod traktorskih motora Sveučilište u Zagrebu in progress
Energetska svojstva posliježetvenih ostataka novih sorata soje - proizvodnja bioplina Sveučilište u Zagrebu finished
Ekološki, ekonomski i energetski efekti reducirane obrade tla u ratarstvu MZOS finished

Publications

  • Kovačev, I., Košutić, S., Jejčič, V., Čopec, K., Gospodarić, Z., Pliestić, S. (2008) Impact of Electronic-Hydraulic Hitch Control on Rational Exploitation of Tractor in Ploughing. Strojarstvo, 50(5), 287-294.
  • Filipović, D., Kovačev, I., Čopec, K., Fabijanić, G., Košutić, S., Husnjak, S. (2016) Effects of tractor bias-ply tyre inflation pressure on stress distribution in silty loam soil. Soil & Water Res., 11, 190-195. DOI: 10.17221/124/2015-SWR
  • Čopec, K., Filipović, D., Husnjak, S., Kovačev, I., Košutić, S. (2015) Effects of tillage systems on soil water content and yield in maize and winter wheat production. Plant Soil Environ., 61, 213-219. DOI: 10.17221/156/2015-PSE
  • Kovačev, I., Čopec, K., Fabijanić, G., Košutić, S., Filipović, D. Energy and labour efficiency of tillage systems in oilseed rape and barley production. Proceedings of 44th Int'l. Symp. Actual Tasks on Agricultural Engineering, Kovačev, I. (ur.), Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Agronomski fakultet, HINUS, Zagreb, 195-203.
  • Filipović, D., Husnjak, S., Košutić, S., Gospodarić, Z., Kovačev, I., Čopec, K. (2011) Impact of the repeated tractor passes on some physical properties of silty loam soil. Poljoprivreda, 17(2), 43-48.
  • Kovačev, I., Košutić, S., Filipović, D., Pospišil, M., Gospodarić, Z. (2010) Maize and sunflower production in Posavina, Croatia influenced by different soil tillage systems. Lucrari Stientifice, Serie Agronomie. 53(1), 26-31.

Bibliography (CROSBI): http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=227546

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hr/citations?user=bNQd-f8AAAAJ&hl=hr

Other professional activities

  • 2015 - 2017: Editor in Chief
    Proceedings of the International Symposium "Actual tasks on Agricultural Engineering"
  • 2010: CROSTRO
    Member of Croatian Soil Tillage Research Organization
  • 2006: EurAgEng
    Member of European Society for Agricultural Engineers
  • 2000: HUPT
    Member of Croatian Society of Agricultural Engineering