Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Bilgi Paketi - Ders Kataloğu

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
BBB404 Nut Crops 927001 4 8 5
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to give information about origin and early development, breeding and history of improvement, marketing and economic considerations, pomological traits, floral and fertilization biology, physiological aspects, ecological conditions, production and orchard management techniques, propagation, harvest and post harvest techniques and pests of the important nut crops for Turkey (hazelnut, walnut, chestnut, pistachio and almond).
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Neriman BEYHAN, Prof. Dr. Ümit SERDAR
Learning Outcomes
  1. History of cultivation, origin and early development, geographical distribution of different species, taxonomy, marketing and economic considerations, morphological and biological characteristics of the important nut crops for Turkey (hazelnut, walnut, chestnut, pistachio and almond) are learned.
  2. Pomological traits, important native and foreign cultivars, morphological and biological characteristics, floral and fertilization biology, reasons of the female cluster and fruit cluster drops and precautions in this problem of the important nut crops for Turkey (hazelnut, walnut, chestnut, pistachio and almond) are learned.
  3. Composition of nut crops and its importance for human nutrition, nutritional value, fatty acid composition and processed products of nut crops are learned.
  4. Breeding objectives, breeding techniques, reasons of the alternate bearing and precautions in this problem of the important nut crops are learned and applied.
  5. Ecological requirements (soil and climate), used rootstocks, propagation and nursery plant production, orchard plantations and management techniques of nut crops are learned and applied.
  6. Harvest and mechanical harvest procedures, harvest and post harvest techniques, storage, pests and pest control of the important nut crops for Turkey (hazelnut, walnut, chestnut, pistachio and almond) are teach and applied.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Recommended or Required Reading
1) Beyhan, 2012, Unpublished "Nut Crops" lecture notes.2) Beyhan, N., 2011. Lecture notes of hazelnut (unpublished)3)Özçağıran, R., Ünal, A., Özeker, E., İsfendiyaroğlu, M., 2004. Temperate Zone Fruit Species , Nut Crops, Vol. III, Univ. of Ege Faculty of Agr., No: 556., Bornova-İzmir. 4)Soylu, A., 2004. Chestnut Production. Hasad Publishing, 64s.5)Şen, S. M., 2011. Walnut, ÜÇM Publishing/3, Agricultural Papers/1,220 s.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Course Contents
The content of this course includes information about origin and early development, breeding and history of improvement, systematics, botanical classification, nut traits, important cultivars, marketing and economic considerations, pomological traits, floral and fertilization biology, physiological aspects, ecological conditions, propagation and nursery plant production, rootstocks, orchard plantations and management techniques, harvest and post harvest techniques and pests of the important nut crops for Turkey (hazelnut, walnut, chestnut, pistachio and almond).
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.History of cultivation, origin and early development, geographical distribution, taxonomy, marketing and economic considerations, morphological and biological characteristics and ecological requirements of Hazelnut.
2.Turkish hazelnut cultivars and commercial classification of cultivars, pomological traits, kernel and inshell standard, nutritional value and fatty acid composition, floral and fertilization biology, physiological aspects, female flower and fruit cluster drops of hazelnut.
3.Planting and training systems, orchard management techniques, propagation, sucker control, harvest and post harvest techniques, mechanical harvest techniques and pests of hazelnut.
4.History of cultivation, origin and early development, geographical distribution, taxonomy, marketing and economic considerations, morphological and biological characteristics, selection studies and breeding objectives of walnut.
5.Ecological requirements, important cultivars, fertilization biology (flower structure, development, pollination, fruit growth, pistillate flower abortion and pollination management), nutritional value and fatty acid composition, propagation and nursery plant production and rootstocks of walnut.
6.Establishing the walnut orchard, orchard management techniques, harvest and post harvest techniques and pests.
7.History of cultivation, origin and early development, geographical distribution, taxonomy, marketing and economic considerations, nutritional value and processed chestnut products, morphological and biological characteristics, fertilization biology of chestnut.
8.Midterm exam
9.Ecological requirements (soil and climate), native and foreign cultivars and types of chestnut. Studies of the cultivar breeding in chestnut for chestnut blight and ink disease.
10.Propagation and nursery plant production, orchard plantations and management techniques, training and pruning, harvest and post harvest techniques and storage of chestnut.
11.History of cultivation, origin and early development, geographical distribution of different species, taxonomy, marketing and economic considerations, morphological and biological characteristics, female bud, flower and fruit cluster drops of pistachio.
12.Ecological requirements (soil and climate), pomology, native and foreign cultivars, nutritional value, fertilization biology, alternate bearing, rootstocks, methods of orchard establishment, orchard management techniques, harvest and post harvest techniques and pests of pistachio.
13.Origin, history of improvement, taxonomy, marketing and economic considerations, morphological and biological characteristics, the importance of late flowering cultivars of almond.
14.Ecological requirements, native and foreign cultivars, nutritional value and processed products, floral and fertilization biology, orchard plantations and management techniques, propagation and nursery plant production, prunus rootstocks and hybrid rootstocks, harvest and post harvest techniques and pests of almond.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Makeup Examination122
Attending Lectures13226
Practice13226
Laboratory428
Field Trip5210
Self Study8216
Individual Study for Mid term Examination4312
Individual Study for Final Examination6424
SUM128