Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
YTK302NEW TECHNICS AND APPLICATIONS IN VEGETATIVE PRODUCTION Elective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim is to let students to understand the recent developments in economically important horticultural plants production, to plan and to manage plant production by high techniques.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Ayşe GÜL, Prof. Dr. Elmas ÖZEKER
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to understand the recent developments in economically important horticultural plant production
2Being able to planning plant production by high techniques
3Being able to managing plant production by high techniques
4Ability to being open to innovations, to reach information, and to produce solution
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Importance and place of fruit growing in the agricultural potential of the world and Turkey, Introduction of new techniques used in fruit growing (new growing techniques, breeding of dwarfing rootstocks, pruning, training systems, harvest methods), Protected cultivation of fruits and grapevines, Grafting in vegetable production, Modern greenhouse growing, Soilless cultivation.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Fruit growing in the world and TurkeyDistribution of homeworks Practice in the experimental orchard
2Recent developments and techniques in pome fruits productionPractice in the experimental orchard
3Recent developments and techniques in stone fruits productionPractice in the experimental orchard
4Recent developments and techniques in nuts, small fruits, Mediterranaean fruits and Citrus fruits. Practice in the experimental orchard
5Protected cultivation of fruit and grapevine in the world and Turkey.Practice in the experimental orchard
6Student presentations and discussionStudent presentations and discussion
7Technical trip to the orchards established with new techniquesTechnical trip to the orchards established with new techniques
8Mid-term examPractice in the experimental greenhouses
9Grafting in vegetable productionDistribution of homeworks Practice in the experimental greenhouses
10High tech greenhouse growingPractice in the experimental greenhouses
11Soilless cultivation techniques Practice in the experimental greenhouses
12Soilless cultivation techniques Practice in the experimental greenhouses
13Technical visit to commercial greenhousesTechnical visit to commercial greenhouses
14Nutrient solution Practice in the experimental greenhouses
15Student presentations and discussionStudent presentations and discussion
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Özçağıran, R., A. Ünal, E. Özeker ve M. İsfendiyaroğlu, 2011. Ilıman İklim Meyve Türleri, Cilt I, Sert Çekirdekli Meyveler, E. Ü. Yayınları. (In press). Özçağıran, R., A. Ünal, E. Özeker ve M. İsfendiyaroğlu, 2011. Ilıman İklim Meyve Türleri, Cilt II, Yumuşak Çekirdekli Meyveler, E. Ü. Matbaası. (In press). Özçağıran, R., A. Ünal, E. Özeker ve M. İsfendiyaroğlu, 2007. Ilıman İklim Meyve Türleri, Cilt III, Sert Kabuklu Meyveler, E. Ü. Yayınları, Ziraat Fakültesi Yayın No: 566, 308 p. Hartmann, H.T., Kester, D.E., Davies F.T. and Geneve, R.L.Jr., 2002. Plant Propagation, Principles and Practices. 7th Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 880 p. Gül A., 2008. Topraksız Tarım. Hasad Yayıncılık, 144 p. Raviv M., Lieth J.H., 2008. Soilless Culture: Theory and Practice. Elsevier, 587 p. Savvas D., Passam H. (ed.), 2002. Hydroponic Production of Vegetables and Ornamentals. Embryo Pub., Greece, 463 p. Tüzel Y., Gül A., 2008. Seralarda İyi Tarım Uygulamaları. İzmir, 172 p.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11515
Final Examination11515
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Homework21020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)146
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO121    
LO2 13   
LO3 1    
LO4 12 44
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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