COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Soil Fertility * BBT   391 5 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.HAYRİYE İBRİKÇİ1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
To learn soil fertility in terms of crop production and sustainable agriculture; to review soil chemical, physical and biological and relate them to the soil fertility; to evaluate improved soil fertility factors and search the application ways of these factors at the farmers level.
Content
The course separately covers detailed physical, chemical and biological soil properties, and evaluates them in terms of soil fertility; also reviews all related aspects of soil fertility related environment issues

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 To define soil fertility, and discuss its importance in terms of crop production and sustainability. To discuss influencing soil, plant and climatic factors.
2 To dicuss influencing physical, chemical and biological factors. To evaluate soil texture, especially the clay structure, in terms of soil fertility Pre study
3 To evaluate cation exchange capacity, anion exchange capacity and base saturation in terms of soil fertility Pre study
4 To evaluate soil acidity and alkalinity in terms of soil fertility; to related soil macro and micro nutrient solubility to the soil pH Pre study
5 To review organic matter, and learn cycling and transformation mechanisms Pre study
6 Assesment of the soil solution, soil moisture, solubility of plant nutrients and factors of intensity and quantity in terms of soil fertility Pre study
7 Movements and tranformation of plant nutrients in the soil Pre study
8 Nitrogen cycling transformation in the soil Pre study
9 Phosphorus cycling transformation in the soil Pre study
10 Mid term exam General review
11 Potassium, magnesium and calcium cyclings and transformations in the soil Pre study
12 Miconutrients in the soil and their availability Pre study
13 Discussion of the homework Discussion
14 Soil fertility and fertilizer relationships Pre study
15 Environmental pollution and protection of soil fertility Pre study
16-17 Final exam General review

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