COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Plant Growth Mediums BBT   216 4 1 1 2

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.İBRAHİM ORTAŞ1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
General characteristics of soil and soiless cultivation, classification of soil cultivation media, properties and usage to be teach
Content
Introduction to plant growth media: Properties of soils characteristic such as physical, chemical and biological properties and other plant growth media, history of soilless agriculture, classification of growing media, purposes, advantages and disadvantages of using soilless conditions. Also some other growth materials such as organic and inorganic material for agriculture and environment safety.

Learning Outcomes
1) Knows the differences between soil and soilless culture,
2) Knows about the properties of soilless culture and use the best medium, rates and techniques,
3) Establishes the relations between growth medium and plant nutrition; performs quality, economic and environment-friendly culture.
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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
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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,
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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
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11
Accesses to information and searches literatures for this purpose ,uses databases and other sources
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12
Has the awareness for following the developments in science and technology and renewing them continuously
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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
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15
Gains consciousness for professional and ethical resposibilities
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Has enough awareness of project management, workplace applicaitons, health of workers, and environemt and job safety
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Be aware of the legal results of their activities
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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

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 General overview to soil and soilless culture pre-reading Lecture
2 General characteristics of soils and other growth mediums pre-reading Lecture
3 History and techniques of soilless culture pre-reading Lecture
4 Substrate culture (organic substrates: peat, coconut turf, tree bark, shaving and etc.; synthetic organic substrates) pre-reading Lecture
5 Substrate culture (inorganic substrates: sand and gravel, perlite, pumice, vermiculite, zeolite, stone wool, swollen clay and etc.) pre-reading Lecture
6 Nutrient solutions and fertilizers in substrate culture pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
7 Re-use and mixture of substrates pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
8 Mid-term Exam General study Testing
9 Water culture techniques pre-reading Lecture
10 Water culture techniques (cont.) pre-reading Lecture
11 Water culture techniques (cont.) pre-reading Lecture
12 Water culture (water quality, nutrients, characteristics of solution) pre-reading Lecture
13 Advantages and disadvantages of water and substrate cultures pre-reading Lecture
14 Solid and liquid cultures for plant nutrition pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
15 Soilless culture techniques and their use in greenhouses; soilless culture and environment relationships pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
16-17 Final Exam General study Testing

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
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