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Sustainable Development in Education of Horticulture

Shaban, Nidal; Bistrichanov, Sergei; Eman Kadum; Miroslav Tityanov

Sustainable development in education of horticulture imposes envolvement of new system in education of agricultural experts (in particular vegetable growers); include – etical view off point to the reality of production,synthesis of traditional practices (crop rotation, mixed crops, etc.), the love to the land inherited from ancestors and modern scientific achievements from this perspective which will have a positive environmental effect over the agrarian ecosystems and the environment in general. From this perspective lectures and practices should be based on the principles of integration of different systems and methods of production; this will include sustainable management of fertilizing and irrigation; energy use associated with production; integrated control of pests with sustainable application in the farms. These principles should be presented in a special section entitled “Sustainable Growing of Vegetables” which will form the basic knowledge related to the topic; they should be incorporated in a suitable place in the respective sections for individual crops where developed of details with active participation of trained people. In order to overcome the specified problems and ensure sustainable development of the sector its necessary to provide well-trained people who know not only the traditional technologies used at present but also the principles of sustainable agriculture as well, especially related with keeping natural resources to next generations.

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