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

Vegetable 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 Biological and ecological factors of vegetable growing (144456)
Nina Toth
60
(24+28+8)
6 Organic-biological production of vegetables (144406)
Ivanka Žutić
60
(36+12+12)
6 Basics of biometrics (144079)
Marija Pecina
60
(30+18+12)
6 Principles and perspectives of nutrition in horticulture (144455)
Mirjana Herak Ćustić
60
(40+10+10)

2. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 8
Teach. hrs
2 Master thesis - Seminar (160350) 20
(++20)
6 Modern technology of vegetable growing (26742)
Nina Toth
60
(24+28+8)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 1 (14472)
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 6
Teach. hrs
6 Plant nutrition of greenhouse crops (144084)
Lepomir Čoga
60
(30+24+6)
6 Quality of fruits, vegetables and their products (26271)
Nadica Dobričević
60
(28+26+6)
6 Breeding of horticultural plants (144320)
Snježana Bolarić
60
(36+22+2)
6 Programming and design of irrigation system (144457)
Davor Romić
60
(36+18+6)
6 Modern production of aromatic and medicinal plants (144459)
Ivanka Žutić
60
(16+16+28)
6 Techniques in vegetables and ormanental plants cultivation (169435)
Stjepan Sito
60
(35+15+10)
6 Greenhouses (144006)
Božidar Benko
60
(28+20+12)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 2 (14473)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
3 Plant genetics (144318)
Marijana Barić
30
(20+10+0)
3 Design of experiments (144088)
Jerko Gunjača
30
(15+11+4)
3 Instrumental methods of chemical analysis (169434)
Luna Maslov Bandić
30
(10+20+0)
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 Principles and methods of plant determination (26721)
Mihaela Britvec
30
(8+20+2)
3 Rare and endangered flora of Croatia (26732)
Sandro Bogdanović
30
(8+20+2)
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 - Vegetable growing (144466) 0
(++)
3 Professional project - Horticulture/Vegetable growing (144467) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 3 (14474)
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 6
Teach. hrs
3 Management of greenhouse conditions (144460)
Božidar Benko
30
(14+12+4)
6 Phytopharmacy in horticulture (144462)
Aleksandar Mešić
60
(45+11+4)
3 Soilless culture of vegetables and flowers (144469)
Božidar Benko
30
(14+14+2)
3 The principles of integrated plant protection (144404)
Božena Barić
30
(18+8+4)
0 () 0
(++)
6 Plant biotechnology (87430)
Snježana Kereša
60
(46+8+6)
3 English language 2 (144579)
Tina Kužić
30
(15+15+0)
3 GIS in ecology of plants (144461)
Ivica Ljubičić
30
(20+8+2)
6 Communication systems (144463)
Vitomir Grbavac
60
(30+15+15)
6 Root and tuber crops production (144329)
Milan Pospišil
60
(40+10+10)
6 Management of SMEs in agribusiness (144068)
Josip Juračak
60
(24+20+16)
6 Molecular plant breeding (134058)
Ivan Pejić
60
(34+16+10)
6 Production and processing of edible and medicinal mushrooms (169414)
Ivan Širić
60
(40+14+6)
6 Wild plant species and use value (144465)
Dubravka Dujmović Purgar
60
(36+16+8)

4. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 28
Teach. hrs
28 Master thesis - Horticulture/Vegetable growing (169290) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 5 (14476)
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 6
Teach. hrs
6 Physiological processes of harvested fruits and vegetables (144468)
Nadica Dobričević
60
(20+28+12)
3 Vegetable seed production (144470)
Ivanka Žutić
30
(14+14+2)
3 Vegetable pests (157345)
Tihomir Miličević
30
(24+6+0)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 6 (14477)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
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

The objective of the graduate study programme Horticulture, major Vegetable Growing is to generate educated and responsible experts able to work in various jobs within contemporary vegetable production. An attractive curriculum as well as the use of modern teaching methods and techniques enable students to develop general and field specific competencies that are essential tools for actively resolving many challenges and rapid changes in the contemporary vegetable production brought by technological innovations on a global scale, the increasing market demand for quality vegetables and food safety and environmental protection principles. By integrating teaching, research and practical work upon completion of the study, students are qualified to independently manage technological processes of vegetable, mushroom, aromatic or medicinal plants production in integrated, organic and hydroponic systems, indoors and outdoors, with rational and economically justified use of natural resources. Furthermore, students are qualified to teach at secondary schools and higher education institutions, conduct research at higher education institutions and scientific institutes, continue education at postgraduate study in the field of biotechnology, manage complex tasks in extension services as well as in services for control of agricultural products, state administration and industry of production, processing, seed marketing, planting material, fresh and processed vegetables, aromatic and medicinal herbs.

Vegetable Growing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1st semester
Plant biochemistry + +               +        
Biological and ecological factors of vegetable growing +   + + + +                
Organic-biological production of vegetables +   +     + +   +     + +  
Basics of biometrics +                     + +  
Principles and perspectives of nutrition in horticulture         +   + +     +   +  
2nd semester
Master thesis – Seminar                       + +  
Modern technology of vegetable growing           + + +       + + +
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.