Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction to agricultural ecology, its importance, relationship between basic sciences and its importance for environmental pollution. Reading references
2 Defination of ecosystem and its components. Reading references
3 Basic principle of the living ecosytem. Reading references
4 Food chain and food web energy pyramid Reading references
5 Productivity of ecosystem and valuation methods Reading references
6 Difference between natural ecosystem and agroecosystem Reading references
7 Food production systems Reading references
8 Basic constituent of crop production (Gene resource, adaptation, soil classification, agricultural area and distribution) Reading references
9 Midterm examination/Assessment Reading references
10 Basic principle of organismal response to environment. Reading references
11 Sun as a environmental factor, sun light and its effects on crop production. Reading references
12 Light and crop production Reading references
13 Temperature and crop production Reading references
14 Atmosphere (oxygen, nitrogen, carbondioxide , other atmospheric gases, dust particle and smoke and crop production) and crop production. Reading references
15 Water and crop production. Soil (air, water, mineral nutrition, acidity and salinity) and crop production Reading references
16-17 Final examination Reading references

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