Department of Horticulture

  • Department of Horticulture
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General Information


Horticulture Department was established in 1982 and started undergraduate education in 1983. Since 2011, the department has been reorganized into 4 departments as Fruit Growing and Breeding, Vineyard Growing and Breeding, Vegetable Growing and Breeding and Ornamental Plant Growing and Breeding. Horticulture Department trains agricultural engineers and academics who produce solutions to the problems mentioned above in the basic breeding areas. In order to provide education and research services to our students; There are 70 decares of fruits, 10 decares of vegetables, 6 decares of vineyards and 4 decares of greenhouse areas, 2 cold storage tanks, as well as 2 fruits, 2 vineyards and 1 vegetable-growing laboratory. Our department is one of the most ambitious departments in our field in terms of education and research opportunities of our country with its academic staff and other infrastructure facilities. The aim of the Horticulture program is to train technical staff who have sufficient knowledge and equipment in the fields of horticultural plants and sub-disciplines, who are environmentally conscious, can work in a team, have social and communication skills, take independent decisions and have responsibilities.


The achievements of students who graduate from Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Horticulture Program as a result of the courses they have taken are as follows.

  • The student has theoretical and practical knowledge on methods and techniques for growing and breeding of fruits, vegetables, vineyards and ornamental plants, and in the fields of mathematics and science.
  • The student has information about the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of the information in the field of Horticulture.
  • The student has information on biodiversity and sustainable agriculture management, rural development, design, planning and technology use.
  • The student has knowledge of strategy and method development and evaluation in the field of horticulture. It establishes and operates facilities related to its field.
  • The student has the ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally and at least one foreign language (at the level of European Language Portfolio B1).
  • The student has the ability to access the lifelong information and technology he needs in the field of horticulture, to conduct research and evaluation, to renew himself continuously, to provide consultancy, to prepare and implement projects.
  • The student makes applications in irrigation systems, soil knowledge and processing, fertilization and the diagnosis and control of diseases, pests and weeds in the cultivation of horticultural crops, selects and uses the necessary tools and equipment in field and laboratory studies.


Working Areas of Our Graduates;

  • Teaching staff at universities
  • Provincial and District Directorate of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Institutes and Other Ministries within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Various Duties within the Agriculture and Rural Development Support Institution
  • Various Agricultural Cooperatives and Chambers
  • Public and Private Agricultural Enterprises (seedling plant, sapling production facilities, garden installation and maintenance services, agricultural products sales and marketing)
  • Opportunities to work as an Agricultural Engineer or private enterprise
  • Agricultural Products Processing Facilities (Public, Private Sector)
  • Specialist or Manager, Agricultural Credit Officer in State and Public Banks
  • Special Provincial Administrations, Municipalities etc. Garden Installation, Arrangement and Maintenance in Institutions
  • Landscape and Ornamental Plant Growing in Private Sector and Public Institutions