COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Organic Agriculture BBT   452 8 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
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 appropriate soil properties for organic farming
2) Knows and performs the methods of fertilization and fighting in organic farming
3) Knows how to use microorganisms such as Rhizobium bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi via biological biotechnological methods in biological fertilization and transmits this information in practice
4) Has a basic knowledge of the storage of the organic products, packaging and marketing Knows the importance of organic products for human health
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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
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6
Analyses soils, their components or their actual process and plans them to accomplish the requirements of sustainable agriculture principles under real limitations
X
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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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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
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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
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Philosophy of organic farming Collecting information about course content Lecture
2 Concepts in organic farming Revision of the topics expressed before Lecture
3 The principles of organic farming Revision of the topics expressed before Lecture
4 Legal practices in organic farming Revision of the topics expressed before Lecture
5 Fertilization in organic farming, control of homeworks and discussion Revision of the topics expressed before Lecture
6 Crop rotation and its importance in organic farming Revision of the topics expressed before Lecture
7 Legumes in organic farming Revision of the topics expressed before Lecture
8 Mid-term exam Midterm exam preparation Testing
9 Green manure in organic farming Revision of the topics expressed before Lecture
Lab / Workshop
10 Rhizobiyal inoculation in organic farming, control of homeworks and discussion Revision of the topics expressed before
11 Mycorrhiza application in organic farming Revision of the topics expressed before Lecture
12 Biological and biotechnical management in organic farming Revision of the topics expressed before Lecture
13 The effects of mineral fertilizers on food quality and human heal Revision of the topics expressed before Lecture
14 The effects of pesticides on food quality and human health Revision of the topics expressed before Lecture
15 Sources of nutrients and fertilization of organic farming Revision of the topics expressed before Lab / Workshop
16-17 Final exam Exam preparation Testing

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