Theoretical and Practical Training Course on ‘Greenhouse Farming’
Date: 14-18 March 2016
Venue: Adana - Türkiye

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) has organised a theoretical and practical training course on “Greenhouse Farming” within the framework of the OIC Agriculture Capacity Building Programme (OIC-AgriCaB) for 6 agriculture experts from Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) at the Alata Horticultural Research Institute in Adana, Turkey, on 14-18 March 2016. The course was conducted by the experts of Alata Horticultural Research Institute. As part of the training course Mersin and Adana were visited.

The course on “Greenhouse Farming” mainly focused on the following topics:

  • Presentation of the Institution and Trip
    • Laboratories,
    • Beekeeping Unit,
    • Greenhouses
    • Ornamental Plant Growing Areas;
    • Fruit Orchards
  • New Developments in Greenhouse Farming
  • Definition and Classification of Greenhouse
  • Greenhouse Construction Technique
  • General Greenhouse (Factors Affecting Greenhouse Site Selection, Issues that Need to be Shown the Utmost Care during the Establishment of the Greenhouse)
  • Soil Preparation and Growing Media used in Greenhouses (Greenhouse Cleaning, Drainage, Elimination of Salinity, Organic Fertilizer, Inorganic Fertilizer, and Disinfection)
  • Visit to Tomatoes Greenhouse in Erdemli
  • Acclimatization in Greenhouses
  • Irrigation Systems in Greenhouses
  • Visit to Banana Greenhouse in Erdemli
  • Cover Systems (Soil Covering Systems, Crop Covering Systems, Glass Sheets, Plastic Sheets)
  • Seed Sowing, Seedling Planting, Using Prepared Seedling
  • Greenhouse Vegetables Growing (Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumber, Watermelon, Melon)
  • Visit to Greenhouses of Pepper and Cucumber in Mersin and Tarsus, and Outdoor Ornamentals Company and Greenhouses
  • Visit to Cut Flowers Greenhouses in Adana