Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Soil Fertility * BBT   357 5 2 2 3

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. Hayriye İBRİKÇİ
Prof. Dr.HAYRİYE İBRİKÇİ1. Öğretim Grup:A
To learn soil fertility in terms of crop production and sustainable agriculture; to evaluate physical, chemical and biological soil properties in terms of soil fertility and relate them to soil fertility; to asses improving factors of soil fertility, and to search application ways at the farmers level
The course covers detailed soil physical, chemical and biological properties, relates them to crop production and sustainable agriculture; discusses all the soil fertility and environmental aspects

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Makes aplication of engineering design of irrigation systems and conducts tests about the materıals used ın these systems and preapares reports
Developes and implements strategies for wastewater, drainage water, runoff water such as treated waste water re-use of non-conventional water without adversely affecting the environment, makes laboratory analysis about saline alkali soils and water suita
Prepares project about soil and water structures, animal houses, storage structures and crop production structures. Analyzes in terms of static and strength. Determines the properties of materials used in construction and makes the relevant tests.
Designs crop production systems, controls environmental domestic conditions and operates, makes the selection of materials to be used, tests and prepares a report.
Designs and projects small dams, ponds. Prepares and implements flood action plans within the scope of integrated watershed management.
Developes and implement s strategies of sustainable water management for the purposes of protecting water resources and agricultural production.
Developes and implements irrigation programmes using the soil-plant-water relations and soil engineering properties
Prepares land consolidation projects and applies. Provides farm developing systems. Prepares and implements rural development projects.
Exposes the problems about soil and water conservation (erosion) and water harvesting, prepares and implements the project.
Etudes drainage of agricultural lands, plans drainage systems,prepares projects and makes aplications, selects materials to be used, tests and prepares a report
Plans activities related to operation, maintenance and repairs irrigation network,developes project formulations in monitoring and evaluations, operates the irrigation networks.
Works independently and takes responsibility
Has the ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental researches,and acquires the skill of analyzing and interpreting the complex issiues occured during this process .
Creates effective solutions for sustainable agricultural production
Accesses to the resources in the field, uses of these resources and continuous self-improvement
Developes projects to protect natural resources like water,and offers the benefit to society, using the information of basic engineering, basic agricultural engineering and agricultural structures and irrigation engineering .
Has the ability to analyze problems ,make decisions and solve about professional subjects

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 To introduce soil fertility; to discuss its importance in terms of crop production and sustainablilty; in detail, to discuss influencing soil, plant and climatic factors
2 To discuss influencing physical, chemical and biological factors. To evaluate soil texture and clay structure in terms of soil fertility Pre reading
3 To assess cation and anion exhange capacities and base saturation in terms of soil fertility Pre reading
4 To assess soil acidity and alkalinity; to relate macro and micronutrient avaliability to pH Pre reading
5 To eavluate soil organic matter; and learn its cyling and transformation mechanisms Pre reading
6 To evaluate soil solution, soil moisture, solubility of plant nutrients, intencity and quantity factors in terms of soil fertility Pre reading
7 Movement and transformations of plant nutrients in the soil Pre reading
8 Nitrogen cyling in the soil Pre reading
9 Phosphorus cyling in the soil Pre reading
10 Mid term exam To study all the documents and materials
11 Potassium, magnesium and calcium cyling in the soil Pre reading
12 Micronutrients and their availability in the soil Pre reading
13 Micronutrients and their availability in the soil Pre reading
14 Soil fertility and fertilizers Pre reading
15 Environmental pollution and protection of soil fertility Pre reading
16-17 Final exam To study all the documents and materials

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