Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102015121998Organic Agriculture Methods in HorticultureElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim is to let students gain knowledge and skills on being able the cultivation of organic horticultural plants, able to plan, control, manage organic production in open field conditions, able to apply certification systems by comprehending security systems, able to set organic growing projects, able to solve problems through analytic approach, to reach information and to get know-how by learning the rules of different national regulations.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Ahmet ALTINDİŞLİ
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to construct and apply official and private certification and safety systems according to the requirements,
2Being able to learn different national and special regulations and utilize in horticultural production,
3Being able to plan an organic farm in horticultural production,
4Being innovative, capable to reach the knowledge and to solve the problems,
5Being able to solve problems to be faced during vegetation,
6Being able to evaluate aims and principals of organic agriculture in horticultural production,
7Being able to control, plan, manage and orient organic growing,
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Aim and principals of organic agriculture and interpretation for horticultural plants, Official and private regulations in organic agriculture Organic farm planning in horticulture General principals in horticultural production Soil tillage in organic agriculture, Management of soil fertility and sustainability in horticultural production, General principals in pest and disease management, Safety systems in organic agriculture and applications in horticultural production, Preparation and management of an organic project in horticulture
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Constraints in conventional vegetable production Aim of organic agriculture, progress in the World and Turkey? Distribution of Project topics
2Principals of organic agriculture and applications in horticultureVisit model farm
3Principals of soil tillage in organic horticulture and sample practicesExamination of related equipments in soil tillage
4Management of Soil fertility and sustainability in horticultural production, methods and inputs applied,Examination of available inputs and methods
5Management of Soil fertility and sustainability in horticultural production, methods and inputs applied,Examination of available inputs and methods
6General principals of pest and disease management in organic horticultural production Application of alternative methods
7Biodiversity, Ecosystem, Farm planning in Organic horticultural productionApplication of alternative methods
8Mid term exam
9Farm planning in Organic horticultural productionVisit of Organic farms
10Establishment of organic initiative, obtaining propagation material and cultural practices in Organic horticultural productionInformation of Propagation material and other inputs
11General Principals in Organic horticultural production (annuals and perennials)Cultivation practices
12General Principals of Organic growing in HorticultureVisit of Organic Farm
13Project Proposition and Management in Horticulture Visit of Organic Farm
14Private and Official Regulations in organic agriculture / standards and applications for horticultural plants Presentation of term project
15Safety systems and CertificationPresentation of term project
16Final examExam for practical works
Recommended or Required Reading
Aksoy, U. ve Altındişli, A., 1996. Ekolojik (Organik, Biyolojik) Tarım. (Etörler: U. Aksoy, A. Altındişli). 114 p. Lampkin, N., 2002. Organic Farming. Old Pond Publishing Ltd., ISBN:9781903366295. 752 p. Lampkin, N., Measures, M. and Padel, S., 2007. Organic Farm Management Handbook. Universty of Wales, Organic Edvisory Service (EFRC). 230 p.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Project Preparation13030
Project Presentation11515
Self Study14570
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Laboratory Examination122
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)237
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