The field of horticulture covers fruit growing, viticulture, horticulture, ornamental plants and medicinal plants. It is the fastest growing branch in Europe from the point of view of the quality of existing and new horticultural products and creating more pleasant living conditions.
The field contains two basic subjects. In the first, Horticulture, students will be acquainted with the wider field of horticulture, mainly with its role in the world and in Slovenia and contemporary results in the field of propagation, development of plants, cultivating functional and safe food, and modern biotechnological methods of breeding. The subject Primary and Secundray Metabolisms of Horticultural Plants presents the importance of various groups of primary and secondary metabolits in horticultural plants. Synthesis paths with key regulatory and groups of substances and their importance in mechanisms of resistance to stress, disease and pests will be presented. Biotic and abiotic factors and technologies of production that influence the content of biologically active substances will be given. The ever greater importance of secondary metabolites in fruit for the health of people will be discussed. Themes will be dealt with from the aspect of preventive as well as improving diesease conditions by regularly eating fruit.
Students who have not yet studies chapters from horticulture have available elective contents from the field of fruit growing, viticulture, and horticulture and ornamental plants.
prof. dr. Robert Veberič
prof. dr. Nina Kacjan Maršić