Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102015382010Good Agricultural Practices in GreenhousesElective128
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 greenhouse vegetables and seedling growing according to the good agricultural practices, able to do risk analysis and prepare related forms, procedures and instructions, able to prepare the infrastructure of a greenhouse holding for GAP and manage the production, able to solve problems through analytic approach, to reach information and to follow innovations.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Yüksel TÜZEL
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to do risk analysis,
2Being able to evaluate problems in greenhouse vegetable production,
3Being able to improve teaching material fort he farmer training.
4Being able to solve problems that would be met in growing season,
5Being able to plan, control and manage the greenhouse vegetable production according to GAP,
6Being able to prepare related forms, procedures and instructions,
7Being able to use GAP in greenhouse vegetable production, ,
8Ability 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
Definitions (Conventional Agriculture, sustainable agriculture, ICM, IFS, IPP, etc), Comparative samples from EU countries, Good Agricultural Practices (EurepGAP/GlobalGAP), Why GAP in greenhouses?, GAP in greenhouses, Risk analyses, -Preperation of instructions & recording forms,- Matters need nota bene, Production Guidelines according to GAP: , Selection of planting material,- Cultural practices,- Technology, Integrated Pest & Disease Management, Labelling (i.g. protocols), Farmer’s trainings, - IPP cards, training at farm (Farm field schools) etc.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definitions (Conventional Agriculture, sustainable agriculture, ICM, IFS, IPP, etc) Comparative samples from EU countries Distribution of greenhouses for which the students are going to prepare to GAP
2Good Agricultural Practices (EurepGAP/GlobalGAP) Why GAP in greenhouses? Farmer visit in order to evaluate negative aspects in production
3GAP in greenhouses - Risk analyses Risk analyses for the selected greenhouse
4GAP in greenhouses - Preperation of instructions & recording forms, Preparation of instructions & recording forms for the selected greenhouse
5GAP in greenhouses - Matters need nota bene Preparation of instructions & recording forms for the selected greenhouse
6Production Guidelines according to GAP: - Selection of planting material, Survey on commercial cultivars
7Production Guidelines according to GAP: - Cultural practices, Pruning and other cultural practices
8 Mid-term exam
9Production Guidelines according to GAP: - Cultural practices, Soilless culture
10Production Guidelines according to GAP: - Cultural practices, Pruning and other cultural practices
11Production Guidelines according to GAP: - Technology, Pollination
12Production Guidelines according to GAP: - Technology, Grafted seedling production
13Production Guidelines according to GAP: - Integrated Pest & Disease Management Preparation of IPP cards
14Production Guidelines according to GAP: - Labelling (i.g. protocols) Certification
15Farmer’s trainings - IPP cards, training at farm (Farm field schools) etc. IPP cards’ presentation
16Final examExam for practical works
Recommended or Required Reading
-Tüzel Y., Gül A., 2008. Good Agricultural Practices (Seralarda İyi Tarım Uygulamaları)(in turkish). Tibyan Yayıncılık, 172 p. - Tüzel Y., Gül A., Eltez R.Z., 2005. Environmentally friendly systems (Seracılıkta Çevre Dostu Üretim Teknikleri. Bahçe Bitkileri Tarımında Çevre Dostu Üretim Teknikleri)(in turkish) (Ed. A. Gül), Meta Basım, Bornova İzmir: 111-140. - FAO, 2013. Good Agricultural Practices for Greenhouse Vegetable Crops; Principles for Mediterranean Climate Areas. FAO Book No 217. - FAO, 2017. Good Agricultural Practices for Greenhouse Vegetable Production in the South East European Countries: Principles for sustainable intensification of smallholder farms. FAO Book No 230.
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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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Practice28256
Discussion31030
Report Preparation14040
Report Presentation155
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Reading22040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)230
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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