COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Mushroom Growing BAT   214 4 2 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level Short Cycle Programmes (Associate's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Lec. Burcu ÖZBEK
Instructors
Öğr. Gör.BURCU ÖZBEK1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
Teach mushroom species cultured and collected fom nature, their production quantities, growing conditions, methods, problems during production, all of the production steps from composting.
Content
Isolation of spores from mushroom, obtaining of mycellium from spores, composting, sowing mycellium to compost, eceological conditions for mushroom production, cultural practices, harvesting, mushroom disease and pest, history of mushroom production, different production methods and mushroom biology.

Learning Outcomes
1) Students know basic concepts about mushroom production
2) Students learn mushroom production techniques
3) Students can establish mushroom and compost production facility
4) Students learn harvesting, packing and conservation of mushroom
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
To have sufficient theoretical knowledge in agricultural technician
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2
To have sufficient theoretical knowledge in basic horticulture and also fruit, vegetable, vitis and ornamental growing and breeding subjects
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3
To have technical knowledge in subjects related to horticulture
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Finding the source of environmental, biological, technical and economical problems in horticulture those reduce yield and quality and developing solutions based on researches
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To define, entitle and grow fruit, vegetable, vineyard and ornamentals
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Applying methods for preserving genetic resources and environment for sustainable usage in horticulture
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Irrigation, fertilization, defining pests and diseases, considering and assaying changes after post-harvest storage in horticulture
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8
Obatining data in horticulture, researching, considering, recording, consulting and expert ability, project writing and applying
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Recognizing different roles those enchance the individual skills and undertaking role as a member of the work team and having skills in terms of team work under different conditions
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10
Accessing to the relevant information for the purpose, analytical thinking and planning, questioning, having an exploratory and creative vision and using the obtained knowledge for the benefit of society
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Transfering knowledge to filed working people with different levels, concacting, data presenting. Moreover updating theirselves in terms of science, culture, art and social areas regarding their individual interest and skills.
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12
Establishing-managing orchards, greenhouses and vineyards
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Course description and contents The history of mushroom production of Turkey and the world Preparations from recommended sources and given lecture notes Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
2 Definition, classification, economic importance and nutrient value of mushroom. Preparations from recommended sources and given lecture notes Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
3 Biology and reproduction of Agaricus bisporus Preparations from recommended sources and given lecture notes Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
4 Ecological requirements of Agaricus bisporus Preparations from recommended sources and given lecture notes
5 Mushroom production systems Preparations from recommended sources and given lecture notes
6 Modern mushroom production plants Preparations from recommended sources and given lecture notes
7 Preparation of compost materials and composting Preparations from recommended sources and given lecture notes
8 Mycellium production Preparations from recommended sources and given lecture notes Testing
9 Mid-term exam The topics examined until this week are studied for the exam from the recommended resources and given course grades Testing
10 Mycellium sowing methods to compost Preparations from recommended sources and given lecture notes
11 Features, preparation and laying of casing in Agaricus bisoporus production Preparations from recommended sources and given lecture notes
12 Cultural practices applied during mushroom production Preparations from recommended sources and given lecture notes
13 Harvesting, conservation and packing Preparations from recommended sources and given lecture notes
14 Mushroom diseases and pest Preparations from recommended sources and given lecture notes
15 Pleurotus spp. Cultivation Preparations from recommended sources and given lecture notes
16-17 Final Exam The subjects examined as well as the topics examined during the semester are studied for the exam from the recommended resources and given course grades Testing

Recommended or Required Reading
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