Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102015652014Organic Vegetable GrowingElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim is to let students gain knowledge and skills on being able to do organic vegetable production and seedling growing, to control organic agriculture at open field and/or in greenhouse, to plan and manage, be able to solve problems through analytic approach, to reach information.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Yüksel Tüzel Prof. Dr. Dursun Eşiyok
Learning Outcomes
1Evaluation of the problems in conventional vegetable production
2To be able to grow organic seedlings
3To be able to do organic vegetable production
4Ability to being to control, plan and manage organic production
5Ability to being to solve problems in production
6Ability to being open to innovations, to reach information, and to produce solution
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
- Problems in conventional vegetable production - Why organic agriculture? - Soil tillage in organic agriculture - Soil fertility and fertilization - Rotation - Organic seed and seedling production - Organic vegetable production in open field and greenhouse conditions - Pest and disease control - Certification
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1- Problems in conventional production - Why organic agriculture?Distribution of topics to work
2Soil tillage in organic agricultureVisit farmer greenhouse to evaluate impacts
3Soil fertility and fertilizationSoil tillage
4Soil fertility and fertilizationFertilization in vegetable production
5Soil fertility and fertilizationFertilization in vegetable production
6Intercropping, rotation, Intercropping (For instance tomato and lettuce)
7Mid term exam
8Organic seed productionCommercial organic varieties
9Organic seedling productionSubstrates
10Organic vegetable productionPruning and other cultural practices
11Open field organic vegetable productionCultural practices
12Open field organic vegetable productionCultural practices
13Pest and disease controlTraps
14Pest and disease controlBiological control
15CertificationPresentation
16Final examExam
Recommended or Required Reading
• Tüzel, Y., 1996. Serada Ekolojik Tarım. Editörler: U. Aksoy, A. Altındişli. 83-94. • Gül A., Tüzel Y., 2006. Serada Organik Sebze Yetiştiriciliği (Bölüm 25). Sürdürülebilir Rekabet Avantajı Elde Etmede Organik Tarım Sektörü Sektörel Stratejiler ve Uygulamalar (Ed. İ.H. Eraslan, F. Şelli): 574-598. • Gül A., Tuncay Ö., Tüzel Y., Okur B., Tüzel İ.H., Gümüş M., Madanlar N., Onoğur E., Örümlü E.A., Türküsay H., Yoldaş Z., Engindeniz S., 2000. Serada Organik Domates Yetiştiriciliği (Ed. Y. Tüzel, E. Onoğur). TÜBİTAK TARP Yay.
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
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
Yok
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14228
Practice21428
Self Study32060
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Reading10660
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)237
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1  4     
LO2  43    
LO3  4    3
LO4    3 34
LO5 2      
LO6        
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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