INTER-EnAgro Agribusiness and Rural Development Agricultural Engineering Amelioration Mechanization Agroecology Agroecology Microbial Biotechnology in Agriculture Animal Genetics and Breeding Animal Nutrition and Feed Science Fisheries and Game Management Horticulture Fruit Growing Ornamental Plants Vegetable Growing Viticulture and enology Landscape Architecture Organic Agriculture with Agrotourism Phytomedicine Plant Sciences Production and Procesing of Meat Production and Processing of Milk

Fruit Growing

1. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 30
Teach. hrs
6 Plant biochemistry (64679)
Nenad Jalšenjak
60
(52+8+0)
6 Basics of biometrics (144079)
Marija Pecina
60
(30+18+12)
6 Applied techonolgy of fruit growing (144484)
Martina Skendrović Babojelić
60
(40+12+8)
6 Principles and perspectives of nutrition in horticulture (144455)
Mirjana Herak Ćustić
60
(40+10+10)
6 Fruit nursery (169445)
Jelena Gadže
60
(24+28+8)

2. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 2
Teach. hrs
2 Master thesis - Seminar (160350) 20
(++20)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 1 (15328)
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 18
Teach. hrs
6 Olive growing (144476)
Đani Benčić
60
(30+25+5)
3 Fruit and grapevine breeding (133065)
Ivan Pejić
30
(18+8+4)
6 Subtropical fruit growing (144487)
Đani Benčić
60
(30+25+5)
6 Temperate zone fruit growing (169446)
Jelena Gadže
60
(28+24+8)
6 Basics of fruit growing (144485)
Goran Fruk
60
(44+8+8)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 2 (14490)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
3 Plant genetics (144318)
Marijana Barić
30
(20+10+0)
6 Quality of fruits, vegetables and their products (26271)
Nadica Dobričević
60
(28+26+6)
3 Design of experiments (144088)
Jerko Gunjača
30
(15+11+4)
6 Molecular diversity and evolution (26667)
Zlatko Šatović
60
(40+12+8)
6 Breeding for resistance to pests and abiotic stress (144321)
Snježana Bolarić
60
(39+20+1)
3 Instrumental methods of chemical analysis (169434)
Luna Maslov Bandić
30
(10+20+0)
6 Breeding of horticultural plants (144320)
Snježana Bolarić
60
(36+22+2)
3 Principles and methods of plant determination (26721)
Mihaela Britvec
30
(8+20+2)
6 Programming and design of irrigation system (144457)
Davor Romić
60
(36+18+6)
3 Rare and endangered flora of Croatia (26732)
Sandro Bogdanović
30
(8+20+2)
6 Plant nutrition of greenhouse crops (144084)
Lepomir Čoga
60
(30+24+6)
6 Technological processes of horticultural raw materials (86027)
Sandra Voća
60
(44+12+4)

3. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 6
Teach. hrs
3 Traineeship - Fruit growing (144490) 0
(++)
3 Professional project - Horticulture/Fruit growing (144491) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 3 (15329)
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 18
Teach. hrs
6 Wild fruits (144488)
Boris Duralija
60
(28+24+8)
6 Specificities of postharvest technology of fruit crops (144489)
Tomislav Jemrić
60
(36+16+8)
6 Berry fruit production (144464)
Boris Duralija
60
(20+28+12)
6 Phytopharmacy in horticulture (144462)
Aleksandar Mešić
60
(45+11+4)
6 Techniques in pomology and viticulture (169444)
Stjepan Sito
60
(35+15+10)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 4 (14491)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
3 The quality of grape brandy and other fruit spirits (169442)
Marin Mihaljević Žulj
30
(8+16+6)
6 Communication systems (144463)
Vitomir Grbavac
60
(30+15+15)
6 Management of SMEs in agribusiness (144068)
Josip Juračak
60
(24+20+16)
6 Molecular plant breeding (134058)
Ivan Pejić
60
(34+16+10)
3 The principles of integrated plant protection (144404)
Božena Barić
30
(18+8+4)
6 Plant biotechnology (87430)
Snježana Kereša
60
(46+8+6)
6 Organic olive growing (144412)
Đani Benčić
60
(36+16+8)
3 GIS in ecology of plants (144461)
Ivica Ljubičić
30
(20+8+2)
3 English language 2 (144579)
Tina Kužić
30
(15+15+0)

4. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 28
Teach. hrs
28 Master thesis - Horticulture/Fruit growing (169295) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 5 (14492)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
6 Physiological processes of harvested fruits and vegetables (144468)
Nadica Dobričević
60
(20+28+12)
3 Population genetics in plant breeding (144319)
Hrvoje Šarčević
30
(20+10+0)
3 Applied data analysis (144099)
Marija Pecina
30
(14+8+8)
6 Applied spatial data analysis in R (169285)
Toni Safner/Dragica Šalamon
60
(30+26+4)

Objective

Based on current scientific knowledge and contemporary teaching process, students will be able to acquire generic and field specific competencies that are needed to achieve sustainable development goals and to work in different fields of fruit growing.

The objective is to make students qualified for participation in research in scientific fields of integrated and sustainable production in horticulture, conducted at higher education and scientific research institutions as well as for further education at postgraduate study.  Furthermore, students are prepared for starting self-employment and managing various jobs in the field of horticulture and fruit growing within a large number of professional and scientific research institutions such as Ministry of Agriculture, Croatian Agricultural Extension Service, Croatian Centre for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, scientific research institutions and state agencies and ministries as well as in the companies involved in horticultural production, consulting and distribution.

Fruit Growing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1st semester
Plant biochemistry + +               +        
Basics of biometrics +                     + +  
Applied techonolgy of fruit growing + +   + +   + + +       +  
Principles and perspectives of nutrition in horticulture         +   + +     +   +  
Fruit nursery     + +   +                
2nd semester
Master thesis                       + +  
3rd semester
Traineeship       +   + + + + + +     +
Professional project   +           +   +   + + +
4th semester
Master thesis + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the plant anatomy and explain the biochemical and physiological processes in the plant with the aim to ensure proper selection of technological practices in the production and processing of horticultural species.
  2. Select and apply contemporary analytical-chemical, genetic, biometric and statistical methods in horticultural production and scientific research.
  3. Explain the genetic background of species origin and argue the need and method of preserving biodiversity as well as to develop and maintain breeding programmes of horticultural species.
  4. Distinguish horticultural species and the most important varieties and analyse suitability for the specific production, environmental and market conditions.
  5. Analyse the suitability of environmental conditions for growing horticultural species and varieties and explain the relationship between genotype and environment.
  6. Organize production of seed and planting materials of horticultural species.
  7. Plan and organize the production of horticultural species for various purposes outdoors and indoors and critically evaluate technological solutions respecting the principles of sustainable development.
  8. Recommend contemporary management practices in horticultural species establishment and to select the appropriate technology line of machinery and equipment.
  9. Distinguish the most important pests of horticultural species and recommend ways of their control aimed at cost-effective and organically sustainable production.
  10. Recognise technological maturity and organize harvest, storage and processing of horticultural raw materials for various purposes. Manage the physiological, microbiological and biochemical processes during storage of raw materials and products.
  11. Determine the quality, health and scientific value of horticultural products based on their chemical and sensory characteristics and to identify the defects and causes of their origin.
  12. Lead or participate in multidisciplinary research or production team in national or international environment and present results of scientific research and professional activities.
  13. Acquire knowledge for further education on postgraduate doctoral and specialist studies.
  14. Organize establishment and management of farms and small or medium-sized enterprises in the field of horticultural production.