COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Reclamation of Problematic Soils * BBT   460 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.SELİM EKER1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
Define the 'problematic soils' with regard to factors limiting the production and introduce the methods to improve such soils. Dominantly, saline and alkaline soils are considered in this course.
Content
Definition and geographical distribution of problematic soils: saline, alkaline, calcareous, acidic, sloppy, organic, vertisol. Characteristics of problematic soil limiting the production activities, possible use of such soils. Formation of saline and alkaline soils. Salinity brought by irrigation, water balance leaching fraction. Reclamation of saline and alkaline soils. Lime requirement for acidic soils.

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
12345
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
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
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
10
Carries the effective working ability and self-confidence for taking the responsibility in solo and team works
11
Accesses to information and searches literatures for this purpose ,uses databases and other sources
12
Has the awareness for following the developments in science and technology and renewing them continuously
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
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
17
Be aware of the legal results of their activities
18
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 description of problematic soils, production-limiting characteristics, worldwide distribution pre-reading
2 Classification of problematic soils based on reasons of occurrence pre-reading
3 Vertisol, calcareous soils, acidic and organic soils, production methods with these soils. pre-reading
4 Organic soils, sloppy soils, and production methods with these soils. pre-reading
5 Description of saline, alkaline, saline-alkaline and acidic soils. pre-reading
6 Salinity criteria and classes. Effects of soil salinity on plants. pre-reading
7 Salt tolerance of plants, EC-yield relationships. pre-reading
8 Mid-term Exam General study
9 Water balance-irrigation water requirement. pre-reading
10 Salinity development in soil profile with irrigation. pre-reading
11 Leaching of saline soils, leaching water requirement. pre-reading
12 Alkalinity criteria, classes and formation. pre-reading
13 Reclamation methods for alkalinity, remediation materials. pre-reading
14 Calculation of gypsum or equivalent requirement. pre-reading
15 Determination of lime requirements of acidic soils with different buffer methods. pre-reading
16-17 Final Exam General study

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Additional Resources