ORNAMENTAL PLANTS- BASIC COURSE

Course ID: POG-SE>OP
Course title: ORNAMENTAL PLANTS- BASIC COURSE
Semester: 5 / Winter
ECTS: 4
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 15 hours
Field of study: Horticulture
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
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Short description: The importance of the production of ornamental plants, environmental requirements and the modern technologies of cultivation of ornamental plants, propagation, shaping and control of flowering, prolonging the vase life of cut flowers.
Full description: Origin and state of production of ornamental plants, ecological requirements of ornamental plants: light, temperature, water, carbon dioxide, soil and medium, modern methods of ornamental plant production, growth regulators in ornamental plant cultivation, propagation of ornamental plants, plant shaping and induction of flowering, prolonging of vase life of cut flowers.
Bibliography: Dole J.M., Wilkins H.F., 1999. Floriculture: principles and practices. Prentice Hall, New Jersey Hartmann H.T., Kester D.E., Davies F.T., Geneve R.L. 2002. Plant propagation: principles and practices. Prentice Hall, New Jersey
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: Student gets knowledge about factors influencing quality of ornamental plants and profitability of floriculture production as well as their interactions. Understands and describes modern technologies of plant cultivation, knows the rules of vegetative and generative propagation of ornamental plants. O1 – W03 O1 – W04 O1 – W15 Skills: O1 – U05 O1 – U06 O1 – U07 Lists the key factors for the growth and development of ornamental plants, selects the modern means to ensure appropriate conditions for cultivation. Propagates ornamental plants using appropriate methods for the species, uses plant growth regulators in the process of reproduction and production, affect plant habit by using growth regulators and temperature control. Social competences: Organizes and recommends ornamental plant production, including sustainable methods of cultivation Organizes the team and coworks in the team. Appreciates constant widening of knowledge. O1 – K03 O1 – K05 O1 – K01
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes (70%) + grade obtained at lectures (30%) written exam Credit of practical excersises Individual and group work; discussion

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