Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102015642016Grafted Vegetable Seedling Production And Physiologhy Of Grafting İn VegetablesElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course are -to teach the definition of grafted seedlings and recent situation of usage and practice of grafted seedlings in the world and in our country, -to teach the reasons of using grafted seedlings, -to teach the advantages and disadvantages of grafted seedlings - to teach grafted seedling production on a commercial scale and grafting stages, -to teach to importance of grafting in order to have plants with high quality and productive -to teach the importance of grafted seedlings for stress tolerance, -to provide the practice of grafting methods.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Gölgen Bahar ÖZTEKİN
Learning Outcomes
1-Being able to learn the reasons of using grafted seedlings in vegetables, - Being able to learn the use of grafted seedlings against to stress factors in production, - Being able to learn the advantages of grafted seedlings and to use them in practice, - Being able to learn the grafting techniques and understanding the essential principle of grafting, - Being able to understand the effect of rootstock-scion interactions and the impact of grafting on plants - Being able to transfer the theoretical knowledge to practice for high quality seedlings.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
The contents of this course include definition of grafted vegetable seedling, historical development of vegetable grafting, recent situation of usage and practice of grafted seedlings in the world and in our country, advantages and disadvantages of grafting, different grafting techniques, basic principles of vegetable grafting, grafting and stages of grafting after graft, physiology of grafting, incompatibility, rootstocks and rootstock breeding studies, grafting machineries and robots
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Definition of grafted vegetable seedling, Historical development of vegetable grafting Recent situation of usage and practice of grafted seedlings in the world and in our country Introduce the lecture practice and determine and distribution of term project Material supply
2Reasons of using grafted vegetable seedlings in open field and greenhouses Advantages and disadvantages of grafting Preparation of multipots and substrates for sowing of rootstock and scion seeds
3Grafting techniques 1Sowing of rootstock and scion seeds
4Grafting techniques 2Sowing of rootstock and scion seeds
5Grafting techniques 3Germination of seeds and observation
6Basic principles of vegetable grafting Healing and after stages Germination of seeds and observation
7Physiology of grafting Communication of root and shoot Seedling growth stage and observation
8Midterm ExamGrafting with different methods and healing
9Effects of grafting on yieldGrafting with different methods and healing
10Effects of grafting on qualityGrafting with different methods and healing
11Effects of grafting on plant growthTransplanting of grafted vegetables and cultivation practice
12Effects of grafting on water and plant nutrition uptakePresentation of homework
13Incompatibility Presentation of homework
14Rootstock breeding studies and rootstocksPresentation of homework
15Grafting machineries and robotsPresentation of homework
16Final ExamPractice Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Öztekin, G. B., 2007. Aşılı Sebze Fidesi Üretimi. Tarımsal Araştırma Yayım ve Eğitim Koordinasyonu (TAYEK) Bahçe Bitkileri Grubu Bilgi Alışverişi Toplantısı, Yayın No: 129. Sayfa 208-221, 11-15 Haziran 2007, Ege Tarımsal Araştırma Enstitüsü, Menemen. Lee, J.M., 2003. Vegetable Grafting, Advances in Vegetable Grafting. Horticultural Science Forum 43 (2):13-21. Schwarz, D., Colla, G., 2013. Vegetable Grafting, Scientia Horticulturae (Special Issue), 149. Oda, M. 2002. Grafting of vegetable crops. Sci. Rep. Agric. Biol. Sci., Osaka Pref. Univ. 53: 1–5. Fordham, R. and A.G. Biggs. 1985. Principles of Vegetable Crop Production. Collins Professional and Technical Books. Wilham Collins Sons and co. Ltd. London. Davis, A.R., Perkins-Veazie, P., Sakata, Y., L´opez-Galarza, S., Maroto, J.V., Lee, S.G., Huh, Y.C., Sun, Z., Miguel, A., King, S.R., Cohen, R., Lee, J.M., 2008. Cucurbit Grafting. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 27:50–74. Lee, J. M. and Oda, M. 2003. Grafting of herbaceous vegetable and ornamental crops. Hortic. Rev. 28: 61–124. Lee, J. M. 1994. Cultivation of grafted vegetables. Current status, grafting methods, and benefits. Hort. Sci. 29: 235–239. Lee, J. M., Bang, H. J., and Ham, H. S. 1998. Grafting of vegetables. J. Japan Soc. Hort. Sci. 67: 1098–1114. Andrews, P. K. and Marquez, C. S. 1993. Graft incompatibility. Hort. Rev. 15:183–232.
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
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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