COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Pasture and Feed Plants BBT   209 3 2 2 4

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
Instructors
Prof.Dr.VEYİS TANSI1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
The purpose of this course is to give basic knowledges on the importance of forage crops, vegetative and generative characteristics of the forage plants, growing techniques of some important forage plants as well as on the sutainable management principles of meadow and pasture acosystems.
Content
The scope of course can be outlined in three phases: 1. role and importance of forage grasses for animal production and environment. Grass establishment and maintenance 2. role and importance of forage legumes for animal production and environment and soil fertility. Cultivation of Legumes 3. role and importance of grasslands, range management

Learning Outcomes
1) Learns the place and importance of forage plants in the agricultural production
2) Learns clasification and some characteristics of forage plants to be grown
3) Learns agronomy and management of the forage plants
4) Learns copcepts of meadow and pasture
5) Learns sustainable using principles of meadows and pastures
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Has basic knowledge generally in Agricultural Sciences and specifically in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
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2
Owns basic scientific information on plant nutrients and their applications which ensure healty nutritions of plants for high quality and economic plant production
X
3
Understands the principles of ecological farming in point of sustainable and ecological farming
X
4
Has the ability to identify, define, formulize and solve engineering problems. Choses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose.
X
5
Assimilates the information which is used for soil conservation, protection against every kinds of misuses and pollution
X
6
Analyses soils, their components or their actual process and plans them to accomplish the requirements of sustainable agriculture principles under real limitations
X
7
Prepares nutritional programmes for regular nutrition of plants cultivated in each kinds of soil or soilless growing medium
X
8
Leads to the application and development of new technolgies, methods and measuring systems in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition area, under the scope of scientific, economic and rational uses of agricultural areas,
X
9
Gains the perfection in every kinds of soil, plant, fertilizer and water analyses and their interpretations
X
10
Carries the effective working ability and self-confidence for taking the responsibility in solo and team works
X
11
Accesses to information and searches literatures for this purpose ,uses databases and other sources
X
12
Has the awareness for following the developments in science and technology and renewing them continuously
X
13
Builds effective oral and written communication in Turkish and has enough knowledge in at least one foreign language
14
Constantly improve themselves with determining their training needs in accordance with their interests and abilities in the scientific, cultural, artistic and social fields in addition to their professional development
X
15
Gains consciousness for professional and ethical resposibilities
X
16
Has enough awareness of project management, workplace applicaitons, health of workers, and environemt and job safety
X
17
Be aware of the legal results of their activities
X
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Achieves awareness of the universal and public results of professional solutions and applicaitons and understands the importance of entrepreneurship and modernism
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 İmportance and history of the culture of forage grasses Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
2 Generall characteristics and classification of forage grasses Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
3 Growing techniques of forage grasses Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
4 some important coll season forage grasses Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
5 some important warm season forage grasses Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
6 Importance and history of forage legume culture Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
7 generall characteristics of forage legumes and their classification Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
8 Climatical and soil requirements of forage legumes Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
9 Growing techniques of some important forage legume species Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
10 Mid-term examination Preparation for examination Testing
11 Place and importance of meadow and pasture ecosystems in the natural reasourcesrı Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
12 Structure and functions of the meadow and pasture ecosystems Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
13 Importance of meadow and pasture ecosystems for animal production and protection of natural environment Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
14 Sustainable using principles of the pastures Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
15 Sustainable using principles of the meadows and techniques of herbage preservation Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
16-17 Final examination Preparation for examination Testing

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
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