COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Soil, Plant and Water Interactions * TYP   383 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 Asst.Prof.Dr. Burçak KAPUR
Instructors
Dr. Öğr. ÜyesiBURÇAK KAPUR1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
Objectives are to: 1. Learn inclined and horizontal line of sight levelling instruments, 2. Measure angles, distances, and areas by using the instruments enabling inclined line of sight, 3. Calculate areas based on the coordinates, 4. Settings out poligons and measure necessary elements, 5. Applies projects in the field.
Content
Errors in measurements and their sources;Theodolite, angle and distance measurements; pligonation and poligon measurements; application of plans in the field.

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
12345
1
Makes aplication of engineering design of irrigation systems and conducts tests about the materıals used ın these systems and preapares reports
X
2
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
X
3
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.
X
4
Designs crop production systems, controls environmental domestic conditions and operates, makes the selection of materials to be used, tests and prepares a report.
X
5
Designs and projects small dams, ponds. Prepares and implements flood action plans within the scope of integrated watershed management.
X
6
Developes and implement s strategies of sustainable water management for the purposes of protecting water resources and agricultural production.
X
7
Developes and implements irrigation programmes using the soil-plant-water relations and soil engineering properties
X
8
Prepares land consolidation projects and applies. Provides farm developing systems. Prepares and implements rural development projects.
X
9
Exposes the problems about soil and water conservation (erosion) and water harvesting, prepares and implements the project.
X
10
Etudes drainage of agricultural lands, plans drainage systems,prepares projects and makes aplications, selects materials to be used, tests and prepares a report
X
11
Plans activities related to operation, maintenance and repairs irrigation network,developes project formulations in monitoring and evaluations, operates the irrigation networks.
X
12
Works independently and takes responsibility
X
13
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 .
X
14
Creates effective solutions for sustainable agricultural production
X
15
Accesses to the resources in the field, uses of these resources and continuous self-improvement
X
16
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 .
X
17
Has the ability to analyze problems ,make decisions and solve about professional subjects
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 The importance of water for all creatures inc. plant growth and the water properties that make water so important, statistics about water resources and use in the world and in Turkey The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
2 Definitions and explanation of soil physical and chemical properties; soil texture and structure, soil bulk density, soil porosity, soil particle density etc. The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
3 Soil water content, water movements in the soil, thermodynamics in relation to water and solute movement, pressure-volume curves for determining water potential components The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
4 Soil-plant-atmosphere continium, climate and its effects on plant growth. The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
5 Components of water potential and measuring water potential methods The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
6 Mechanisms and flow paths associated with movement of water in the soil-plant-atmosphere continium, and cohesion. The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
7 Xylem hydraulics theory; xylem hydraulic conductivity, introduction to plant water status; tutorial porometer and Scholander pressure chamber, etc. The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
8 Introduction to gas exchange measurements; theory and configuration of gas exchange systems; explanation of environmental parameters effecting the photosynthesis rate. The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
9 Mid-Term Exam The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
10 Applications for Measuring Transpiration and photosynthesis; Measurements with Photosynthesis ans Transpiration meter The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
11 Consumptive use and evapotranspiration; water use efficiency, aproaches and methods for improving water use efficiency The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
12 Water productivity; evapotranspiration and yield relationships The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
13 Biotic and abiotic stresses effects on plant growth and agricultural productivity. Abiotic stresses; low and high temperatures, drought, salinity, flooding,light, nutrient deficiency etc. The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
14 Plant responses to water deficit, plant production in semi-arid and arid regions, drought tolerance mechanisms The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
15 Plant response to soil saturation and salinity; effects on plant growth and yield, salinity tolerance mechanisms of plants The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources
16-17 Final Exam The relevant sections from the lecture notes and other sources

Recommended or Required Reading
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