Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102125181998Nutrition of Indoor OrnamentalsElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Fertilizer amounts, forms and application techniques for greenhouse and indoor ornamental plants by taking into consideration of their quality and production aim.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Nevin Eryüce
Learning Outcomes
1Student becomes capable of recognize indoor and cut flowers’ nutritional disorders.
2Student knows to correlate basic principles of plant nutrition to indoor and cut flowers.
3Student becomes capable of establishing fertilization programs for indoor and cut flowers.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Growing media and mixes, Reaction, CaCO3 and salt in soil and growing media, Fertilizer amount, form and application techniques for annual, perennial cut and pot flowers, Nutritional disorder, optimum nutrient range and growing conditions for some main ornamental plants.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to indoor plants and cut flowers
2Determination of suitable growing medias for miscellaneous flowers’
3Sampling methods for the growing media, mixture and plants
4Amendment and enhancement of growing media’s
5Determination of appropriate reaction, salinity, texture etc. for indoor plants and cut flowers.
6Assessment of soil and plant analysis
7Nutritional requirements and fertilization programs of rose plant as a cut flower.
8Midterm Exam
9Nutritional requirements and fertilization programs of chrysanthemum as a cut flower.
10Nutritional requirements and fertilization programs of carnation as a cut flower.
11Nutritional requirements and fertilization programs of gerbera as a cut flower.
12Nutritional disorder cut flowers and indoor plants
13Nutrient element interactions of cut flowers and indoor plants.
14Determination nutrient element requirement of indoor plants.
15Preparing fertilization programs for indoor plant.
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Anonymous, 1998. Fertilizer Recommendations for Agricultural and Horticultural Crops. Anonymous, 1999. Michigan State University Extension -Ornamental Plants Anonymous, 1992. Fertilizer Recommendation. ADAS. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. London Güzel, N.K. Y. Gülüt, G. Büyük. 2002. Toprak Verimliliği ve Gübreler. Ü.Ü.Z.F.Yayın No: 246. Adana.
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
Self Study1411154
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)246
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