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49 - AFLC - Agriculture, Fishery and Livestock

AFLC 108 - Introduction to Horticulture (10 days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
AFLC 108 17 June 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 108 15 July 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 108 19 August 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 108 23 September 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 108 28 October 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 108 02 December 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Introduction to Horticulture is an introductory course which provides a broad spectrum of topics in the field of plant science. Specific topics covered are: plant structures, classification, soils, plant growth and development, propagation, pesticides, insects, diseases and plant protection. This course makes the students well-rounded in all aspects of plant science and prepare them for future classes in the curriculum of a more specific nature. This course is geared for commercial horticulture workers as well as for the homeowner. The subject matter is covered scientifically and practically so that the student can put into practice what is learned.

Course Objectives

  • Identifying the functions of basic plant structures
  • Identifying basic plant functions and physiology
  • Specifying the relationship between plants and soil structure and nutrients
  • Identifying common plant problems and formulating a control practice
  • Identifying taxonomy of insects, their characteristics and relationship to plants
  • Identifying plant diseases arising from environmental or pathogenic factors
  • Identifying plant cultural practices that can lead to problems
  • Applying basic knowledge of plant care
  • Specifying the effects of climate and microclimate on plant functions and growth
  • Identifying the characteristics of monocot and dicot plants 

Who Should Attend?

  • Agricultural engineers
  • Environmental engineers
  • Agricultural practitioners
  • Rural Development practitioners 
  • Farmers or farm workers, farming with tunnels

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Botany

Day 2

  • Plant structures
  • Plant cells

Day 3

  • Growth
  • Reproduction

Day 4

  • Plant chemistry
  • Soils

Day 5

  • Structures
  • Soil chemistry
  • Soil management

Day 6

  • Plant environments
  • Factors affecting plants

Day 7

  • Microclimates
  • Plant hardiness

Day 8

  • Environmental management
  • Introduction to insects

Day 9

  • Introduction to plant diseases
  • Horticultural practices

Day 10

  • Planting and transplanting
  • Fertilizing
  • Pruning