Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZTO203SOIL SCIENCES AND PLANT NUTRITIONCompulsory234
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach to students defining soil formation and elements in soil and understanding relationships among soil physical, chemical and biological properties and tolearn the basic principles of plant nutrition, to get detailed informations on plant nutrients ,their functions on plants , interactions with each others.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Bülent Okur; Nilgün Mordoğan
Learning Outcomes
1Able to define soil formation and soil morphology
2Able to connect between soil fertility and soil physical properties
3Able to connect between soil fertility and soil chemical properties
4Able to connect between soil fertility and soil biological properties
5.Being informed on the basic theoretical knowledge of Plant Nutrition and to be capable of using this knowledge.
6Being informed on the sources of Plant Nutrition, assesment and comparison of their interaction with production and environment,
7Being informed on Plant Nutrition
8Being informed on the determination methods of metabolic and physiological activities of plant nutrients.
9Being able to decide on the balanced nutrition of plants.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Soil elements and minerals, soil formation, soil morphology, physical, chemical and biological properties of soil, soil organic matter. The uptake forms of essential nutrients and their metabolisms, deficiency and toxicity symptoms, recommendations for nutritional disorders.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction and soil definition Soil elements and minerals Taking soil samples
2Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks Soil formation Prepearing soil samples for analyses
3Soil morphology and profile Physical properties of soil Physical analyses of soil samples 1
4Chemical properties of soil Soil organisms Physical analyses of soil samples 2
5Soil organic matter Water types in soilPhysical analyses of soil samples 3
6MidtermsChemical analyses of soil samples 1
7Soil using Soil-environment relationships Chemical analyses of soil samples 2
8 Introduction The history of plant nutrition Essential plant nutrients Basic principles on plant nutrient uptakes. Taking leaf samples
9 Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium uptake on plant nutrition, its metabolism, its interactions with the other plant nutrients , deficiency, toxicity and their eliminations Prepearing leaf samples for analyses
10Sulphur, calcium and magnesium uptake on plant nutrition, its metabolism, its interactions with the other plant nutrients , deficiency, toxicity and their eliminations Plant analyses 1
11Iron, zinc and manganase uptake on plant nutrition, its metabolism, its interactions with the other plant nutrients , deficiency, toxicity and their eliminations Plant analyses 1
12Boron, copper and molibdenium uptake on plant nutrition, its metabolism, its interactions with the other plant nutrients , deficiency, toxicity and their eliminations Plant analyses 1
13Sodium and chlor uptake on plant nutrition, its metabolism, its interactions with the other plant nutrients , deficiency, toxicity and their eliminations Plant analyses 1
14Laboratory examination
15Final examination
16
Recommended or Required Reading
Altınbaş, Ü., Çengel. M., Uysal, H., Okur, B., Okur, N., Kurucu, Y., Delibacak, S., 2004. Toprak Bilimi. E.Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları No:557 Bahtiyar, M., 1996. Toprak Fiziği. Trakya Üniversitesi Tekirdağ Ziraat Fakültesi Yayın No: 260, Tekirdağ. Brady, N.C., 1990. The Nature and Properties of Soils. 10th ed., Mac-Millan Comp., New York. Metting, F.B., 1993. Soil Microbial Ecology. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, Basel, Hong Kong. Millar, C.E., L.M. Turk, H.D. Forth, 1965. Fundamentals of Soil Science. John Wiley and Sons., Inc., New York Tan, K.H., 1994. Environmental Soil Science. Marcel Dekker, Inc. Madison Avenue, New York/USA. Tan, K.H., 1998. Principles of Soil Chemistry, Third Edition, Marcel Dekker Inc. New York, Basel, Hong Kong. Kacar, B., Katkat, V., 2007. Bitki Besleme. Nobel Yay. 659 p. Marschner, H. 1988. Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants. Acad. Pres. 889 p. Mengel, K., Kirkby, E.A. 1982. Principles of Plant Nutrition. Bern-Switzerland. 655p.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Quiz224
Attending Lectures13226
Practice13226
Self Study20120
Individual Study for Mid term Examination20120
Individual Study for Final Examination20240
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)140
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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2
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3
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LO253    
LO353    
LO453    
LO553    
LO653    
LO753    
LO853    
LO953    
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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