Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Agricultural Ecology * OT   107 1 2 2 2

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. İlkay ŞEN
Öğr. Gör.İLKAY ŞEN1. Öğretim Grup:A
Adoption of basic principles for ecological factors that constitute natural and agricultural ecosystems to be grasped in parallel with global changes and to plan agricultural activities based on sustainability principle.
Ecological definitions and concepts, natural and agricultural ecosystems, climate-agriculture relations, agro-soil relations, soil fertility and microorganisms, biotic and abiotic stress factors in agricultural production, global climate change, environmental problems, photosynthesis, transpiration, Traditional and alternative agricultural systems, pollution, sustainability, erosion

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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
To have technical knowledge in subjects related to horticulture
Finding the source of environmental, biological, technical and economical problems in organic agriculture those reduce yield and quality and developing solutions based on researches
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
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
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
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.
Establishing-managing orchards, greenhouses and vineyards

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Ecological definitions and concepts Benefited from different sources
2 Ecological definitions and concepts Benefited from different sources
3 Ecosystem concept and agroecosystems Benefited from different sources
4 Environmental factors and stress concept Benefited from different sources
5 Climate-agriculture relationship, climate groups Benefited from different sources
6 Global climate change, environmental problems and pollution Benefited from different sources
7 Effects of light and temperature on agriculture, precipitation, drought Benefited from different sources
8 Mid-Term Exam
9 Agriculture-soil relationship, soil factors Benefited from different sources
10 Soil productivity, erosion Benefited from different sources
11 Photosynthesis, transpiration, water use efficiency Benefited from different sources
12 Respiratory Benefited from different sources
13 Conventional and alternative farming systems Benefited from different sources
14 Conventional and alternative farming systems Benefited from different sources
15 Evaluation of the subject matter and student opinions Benefited from different sources
16-17 Term Exams

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