Selected topics of vegetable production

Subject description

Importance of growing factors (water, irradiation, temperature, soil, nutrition) for the production of different vegetable species; relationships between environmental conditions and quality parameters of vegetable crops; selection of different cultivation techniques (hydroponic, vegetable grafting) and technological tools (nutrition, fertigation, protection) and their impacts on quality parameters of vegetable crops;

harvesting methods for individual vegetable crops and impact on postharvest crop traits.

Preparation, presentation and discussion of the seminar work, related to the course.

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

The relationship between environmental conditions and chemical characteristics of vegetable crops has already been confirmed. The goal of the course is to acquire advanced knowledge on vegetable crop production and the adaptation of different vegetable species on different environmental conditions.

According to the knowledge about vegetable production and plants adaptation on environmental conditions, students will recognize the relationships between crop quality parameters, cultivars, cultivation methods and environmental conditions. They can use this knowledge in their future research work.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, seminar work,

Field excursions (different vegetable production  technologies)

Expected study results

Knowledge and understanding:

Students attain and upgrade knowledge on successful recognition of vegetable response on various environmental conditions and different cultivation techniques.

Students are qualified for individual research work on evaluation of impacts of different environmental conditions and cultivation methods on vegetable  growth and development as well as on quality parameters of vegetable crops.

Use: The ability to use the knowledge for individual research work on vegetable production and on vegetable response to environmental conditions and growing factors.



Reflections: Application of the acquired knowledge in practical research and comparison of international literature data in order to develop the skill to write scientific articles.

Transferable skills: Transfer and reports of obtained knowledge (self-acquired knowledge, abstracts from the professional and scientific literature) in written (seminar) and oral reports.

Basic sources and literature

Ilić, Z., Fallik E., Dardić M. 2009. Berba, sortiranje, pakovanje i čuvanje povrća- Tampograf, Novi Sad. 388 s., ISBN 978-86-910563-2-2.

Kanayama, Y., & Kochetov, A. (Eds.). (2015). Abiotic stress biology in horticultural plants. New York, NY, USA:: Springer.

Kozai, T., Niu, G., & Takagaki, M. (Eds.). (2019). Plant factory: an indoor vertical farming system for efficient quality food production. Academic press. ISBN:978-0-12-816694-8.

Ortiz‐Urquiza, A. (2022). Improving integrated pest management in horticulture Rosemary Collier (ed.) 486 pp.£ 150.00. ISBN‐13: 9781786767530 (hardback). Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited: Sawston, Cambridge, UK, 2022.

Resh, H. M. (2022). Hydroponic food production: a definitive guidebook for the advanced home gardener and the commercial hydroponic grower. CRC press. ISBN:978-1-4398-7868-5.

Rouphael, Y., du Jardin, P., Brown, P., De Pascale, S., & Colla, G. (2020). Biostimulants for sustainable crop production. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, United Kingdom, ISBN 978-1-78676-336-5

Welbaum, G. E. (2015). Vegetable production and practices. CABI..

Sodobna znanstvena literatura/ Current scientific periodicals

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