COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Soil science and Plant Nutrition BBP   211 3 2 3 5

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. İbrahim ORTAŞ
Instructors
Prof.Dr.İBRAHİM ORTAŞ1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
Given basic information on soil science and formation of soil. Based on the soil ability to identify the land, land use and soil classification in accordance with the principles of ecological agriculture. Protection of soil against unauthorized use an as well as misuse of soil fertility and plant nutrition alongside the creation of a healthy and balanced plant nutrition programs. Soil as a sources plant and water resources. Soil sustainable use and management is the main focus of the teaching for the students.
Content
Stages of the processes of soil formation and soil physical, chemical, biological characteristics, soil microbial activity, pH, lime and plant root systems in nutrient effects on the individual characteristics of plant nutrients and fertilizer for plants. Also the importance of evaluation of land-use.

Learning Outcomes
1) To know how the soil is formed and developed with which mechanisms.
2) To know the methods of soil analysis and soil knowledge
3) Plant nutrients and fertilization programs, and which methods may apply.
4) Soil physical properties learns
5) Soil biology and organic matter may
6) Know the methods of soil improvement and.
7) Know the management of soil and plant
8) To understand the principles of ecological agriculture, organic agriculture, sustainable of agriculture
9) midd term exam
10) Phosphorus mycorrhiza relation is important for ecological agriculture
11) The soil forms of potassium are important for the plant and the use of fertilizers and fertilizers
12) Iron, zinc, manganese and copper in the form of soil flour for plant importance and fertilizing and fertilizer use
13) The forms of phosphorus in the soil are important for the plant and fertilizing and fertilizer use.
14) Sodium, calcium and magnesium forms in the soil are important for the plant and fertilizing and fertilizer use
15) Classification of land and land use


Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
12345
1
To have sufficient theoretical knowledge in basic engineering and agricultural engineering
X
2
To have sufficient theoretical knowledge in basic horticulture and also fruit, vegetable, vitis and ornamental growing and breeding subjects
X
3
To have technical kknowledge in subjects related to horticulture
X
4
Finding the source of environmental, biological, technical and economical problems in horticulture those reduce yield and quality and developing solutions based on researches
X
5
To define, entitle and grow fruit, vegetable, vineyard and ornamentals
X
6
Breeding in Horticulture, developing new cultivars and producing propagation materials of new developed varieties
7
Using and applying biotechnology in horticulture
8
Applying methods for preserving genetic resources and environment for sustainable usage in horticulture
X
9
Irrigation, fertilization, defining pests and diseases, considering and assaying changes after post-harvest storage in horticulture
X
10
Obatining data in horticulture, researching, considering, recording, consulting and expert ability, project writing and applying
X
11
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
X
12
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
X
13
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.
X
14
Establishing-managing orchards, greenhouses and vineyards
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Presentation of the curriculum, learning outcomes gained from the course to be paired with the program outcomes, What is Agriculture, What is Soil, How is it formed, The presence of soil in the world and in our country, presence and types of soil Lecture notes and reference books Lecture
Lab / Workshop
2 Soil physical, chemical and biological formation, Development of the soil profile and horizon definition Lecture notes and reference books Lecture
Lab / Workshop
3 Analysis of the structure of soil and its importance for agriculture, Soil structure analysis to the laboratory, Sand, clay and loam emphasize the importance of land-use and features Lecture notes and reference books Lecture
Lab / Workshop
4 Soil structure and identification, The importance of clay minerals Lecture notes and reference books Lecture
Lab / Workshop
5 Identification of microorganisms in soil, The importance of the soil microorganisms for plants in agriculture. The importance of soil ecology and microbial ecology Lecture notes and reference books Lecture
Lab / Workshop
6 The existence and importance of soil organic matter. Formation of soil organic matter and productivity relationship, Organic matter and carbon cycle Lecture notes and reference books Lecture
Lab / Workshop
7 Soil pH and salinity, alkalinity, pH measurement, Soil quality and environment relationship Lecture notes and reference books Lecture
Lab / Workshop
8 Mid-Term Exam Lecture notes and reference books Lecture
Lab / Workshop
9 The importance of phosphorus in soil and manure and fertilizer to plant the use of forms. The importance of the relationship between mycorrhiza and phosphorus in term of organic agriculture Lecture notes and reference books Lecture
Lab / Workshop
10 Forms of potassium in the soil to the plant s importance and use of fertilizer and manure Lecture notes and reference books Lecture
Lab / Workshop
11 MIDTERM EXAM interactive exam
12 Iron, zinc, manganese and copper in the forms of plant matter to the soil and manure and fertilizer use Lecture notes and reference books Lecture
Lab / Workshop
13 Sodium, calcium and magnesium in the soil of the plant forms, the importance and the use of fertilizer and manure Lecture notes and reference books Lecture
Lab / Workshop
14 Soil classification and land- use Lecture notes and reference books Lecture
Lab / Workshop
15 FINAL EXAM peper exam Question-Answer
Testing
16-17 Term Exams Problem Solving

Recommended or Required Reading
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