COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Fertilizers and Fertilization * BBT   401 7 2 3 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.HAYRİYE İBRİKÇİ1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
To learn the fertilizers, basic concepts of the fertilization, realtionships between soil fertility and fertilizers, role of fertilization in plant nutrition, fertilization economy and importance of fertilization in terms of environmental quality
Content
The course covers all the fertilizer and fertilization materials; discusses the organic and inorganic fertilizers, teaches the application ways and times of the fertilizers, discusses the relationship between plant nutrition/fertilization and environmental quality especially for soil and water pollution. In addition, visual, physical and chemical analysis of the fertilizers is defined in the laboratory, greenhouse and field.

Learning Outcomes
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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
X
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
X
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
18
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 Introduction to fertilizers, what is the fertilizer their classification and contens
2 Basic concepts of the fertilization Prereading
3 Soil-fertilizer-plant-soil relationships Prereading
4 Introduction to nitrogen fertilizers; ways of application and criteria; their behavior and solubility in soil; their role in crop production; and fertilization of local crops; and the related laboratory work. Prereading
5 Introduction to phosphorus fertilizers; ways of application and criteria; their behavior and solubility in soil; their role in crop production; and fertilization of local crops; and the related laboratory work. Prereading
6 Introduction to posassium fertilizers; ways of application and criteria; their behavior and solubility in soil; their role in crop production; and fertilization of local crops; and the related laboratory work. Prereading and preparation of mid term paper
7 Introduction to calcium, magnesium and sulfur fertilizers; ways of application and criteria; their behavior and solubility in soil; their role in crop production; and fertilization of local crops; and the related laboratory work. Prereading
8 Introduction to calcium, magnesium and sulfur fertilizers; ways of application and criteria; their behavior and solubility in soil; their role in crop production; and fertilization of local crops; and the related laboratory work. Prereading
9 Introduction to organic fertilizers, their plant availability potential, their behavior in the soil, and application to various plants Prereading and preparation of mid term paper
10 Mid term General review of all materials
11 Foliar fertilization and special fertilization parctices; field observations Prereading and preparation of mid term paper
12 Fertilization economy Prereading and preparation of mid term paper
13 Fertilization and fertilizer use economy in Cukurova Region Prereading and preparation of mid term paper
14 Fertilization and environmental aspects Prereading and preparation of mid term paper
15 Fertilization and environmental aspects; field observations Prereading and preparation of mid term paper
16-17 Final exam General review of all course and lab materials and documents

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
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