Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Research and Experimental Methods * ZMT   310 6 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 Prof.Dr. Veyis TANSI
Prof.Dr.VEYİS TANSI1. Öğretim Grup:A
The potential of agricultural sources in Turkey field crops protection systems,soil management in dry farming,fertilization and maintenance,Irrigated Agriculture,Description and Regulations of Organic Farming.The size and the developmen ts of organic farming in Turkey and in the world,the importance of crop rotation systems,crop rotation systems in dry agriculture,The biologic variety of green fertilization,natural plant growth and pest control
Ecological regions of Turkey. Irrigated and dry land farming. Tillage,fallowing, planting,sowing and fertilizing in dryland , irrigated farming applications.Crop Rotation Systems in Irrigated farming What is organic farming , The origins and notions, certified organic principles, (biodiversity, diversification and integrations of enterprises, sustainability, natural plant nutrition, integrity) tool and practices (planned crop rotation, green manure and cover crops, manuring and composting, intercropping and companion planting, tillage, mulching, beirational pesticides, buffers and barriers record-keeping.

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Has basic knowledge generally in Agricultural Sciences and specifically in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
Owns basic scientific information on plant nutrients and their applications which ensure healty nutritions of plants for high quality and economic plant production
Understands the principles of ecological farming in point of sustainable and ecological farming
Has the ability to identify, define, formulize and solve engineering problems. Choses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose.
Assimilates the information which is used for soil conservation, protection against every kinds of misuses and pollution
Analyses soils, their components or their actual process and plans them to accomplish the requirements of sustainable agriculture principles under real limitations
Prepares nutritional programmes for regular nutrition of plants cultivated in each kinds of soil or soilless growing medium
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,
Gains the perfection in every kinds of soil, plant, fertilizer and water analyses and their interpretations
Carries the effective working ability and self-confidence for taking the responsibility in solo and team works
Accesses to information and searches literatures for this purpose ,uses databases and other sources
Has the awareness for following the developments in science and technology and renewing them continuously
Builds effective oral and written communication in Turkish and has enough knowledge in at least one foreign language
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
Gains consciousness for professional and ethical resposibilities
Has enough awareness of project management, workplace applicaitons, health of workers, and environemt and job safety
Be aware of the legal results of their activities
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 Introdution and content of the lectures Topics on Course notes and other resources
2 needs for research and yield paramaters Topics on Course notes and other resources
3 field crops subjects Purpose on field experiments Topics on Course notes and other resources
4 importance of agricultural experimentation and history and development of experimentation Topics on Course notes and other resources
5 plot dimensions, design and applications of the experiments. Topics on Course notes and other resources
6 the need for statistical evaluation,basic principles Topics on Course notes and other resources
7 steps in experimentation, Topics on Course notes and other resources
8 Mid-Term Exam Topics on Course notes and other resources
9 mid exam Mid Exam preparation
10 Experimental designs with one factor, randomized plot design Topics on Course notes and other resources
11 randomized blocks and latin sequare experimental designs Topics on Course notes and other resources
12 mean separation, least significant and multiple range test, Topics on Course notes and other resources
13 factorial experiments Topics on Course notes and other resources
14 split plots design, Topics on Course notes and other resources
15 linear correlations and regression. Topics on Course notes and other resources
16-17 Term Exams Exam preparation

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