COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
General Principles of Organic Agriculture * OT   105 1 2 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level Short Cycle Programmes (Associate's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Lec. Burcu ÖZBEK
Instructors
Öğr. Gör.BURCU ÖZBEK1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
To provide information on general structure of ecosystem, ecological and sustainable agriculture, environmentally friendly agricultural practices, interactions between plant, producer and consumer and regulation of ecological agriculture (EA) in Turkey.
Content
Principle concepts of ecological and sustainable agriculture, soil productivity in EA, plant rotation in EA, principles of plant protection in EA, biological control in EA and preparation and management of project in EA.

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
12345
1
To have sufficient theoretical knowledge in agricultural technician To have sufficient theoretical knowledge in basic horticulture and also fruit, vegetable, vitis and ornamental growing and breeding subjects
X
2
To have technical knowledge in subjects related to horticulture
X
3
Finding the source of environmental, biological, technical and economical problems in organic agriculture those reduce yield and quality and developing solutions based on researches
X
4
To define, entitle and grow fruit, vegetable, vineyard and ornamentals Applying methods for preserving genetic resources and environment for sustainable usage in horticulture Irrigation, fertilization, defining pests and diseases, considering and assa
X
5
Obatining data in organic agriculture, researching, considering, recording, consulting and expert ability, project writing and applying Recognizing different roles those enchance the individual skills and undertaking role as a member of the work team and
X
6
Accessing to the relevant information for the purpose, analytical thinking and planning, questioning, having an exploratory and creative vision and using the obtained knowledge for the benefit of society
X
7
Transfering knowledge to filed working people with different levels, concacting, data presenting. Moreover updating theirselves in terms of science, culture, art and social areas regarding their individual interest and skills.
X
8
Establishing-managing orchards, greenhouses and vineyards
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Definition and content of course and concepts used in EA Issues related to resource books
2 Food and energy cycles in nature Issues related to resource books
3 Why EA Issues related to resource books
4 Principle of ecological agriculture Issues related to resource books
5 Principle of ecological agriculture Issues related to resource books
6 Difference between EA and conventional agriculture. Issues related to resource books
7 Vegetable production in EA Issues related to resource books
8 MID-TERM EXAM prepare for the exam
9 Ecological fruit production Issues related to resource books
10 Ecological fruit production Issues related to resource books
11 Regulation of EA In Turkey Issues related to resource books
12 Control and certification of EA in Turkey Issues related to resource books
13 Packaging of horticultural crops in EA Issues related to resource books
14 Storage of horticultural crops in EA Issues related to resource books
15 plant protection at organic agriculture Issues related to resource books
16-17 FINAL EXAM prepare for the exam

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Additional Resources