Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of that course is to have enough knowleges and information about weed and weed control. To determine many common weed and to use the control methods in the fields, to solve weed control problems are basic aims of that course
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to determine many species of weed in seedling stage and growth stage
2For prevent the reproduction and dissemination of weed to learn biology of some weed
3To be able to learn and use different control methods for weed control theorically and practically
4The student will be able to prepare Project, scientific article and expert opinion on this subject
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Determination of weeds in agricultural area; control of weeds
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Definition of weed and history of weed control, Farm losses from weedTechnics of weeds herbarium
2Biology of Weeds • Reproduction of weed; seed dissemination, number and persistency of weed seeds, dissemination by rhizome, stolons, tuber, ext. Weed-crop competition Determination of weeds in different cultivated
3Weed classification with example from our countrieDetermination of weeds in different cultivated
4Methods of Weed Control (Mechanical, biological, chemical, cultural mesure) Determination of weeds in different cultivated
5Chemical weed control-I • Time of chemical treatment Methods of determination in lab.
6Chemical weed control-II • Term used in expressing toxicity Methods of determination in lab.
7Entry and transport of herbicides (Uptake into folige; uptake by root; transport of herbicides in the plantDeterminations weeds in seedling stage
9Herbicides and soil interaction (Microorganism decomposition, chemical decomposition on the soil, leaching, volatization, photodecomposion, removel by higher plants) Determinations weeds in seedling stage
10Selectivity of Herbicides ( Role of the plant, Role of the herbicides, environment factors) Herbicide aplication in the field
11The mode action of herbicides-I (Photosynthesis , respiration inhibitation, aminoacids and lipid synthesis inhibitations) Herbicide aplication in the field
12The mode of action of herbicides-II (mitotic inhibitors, cell elongation inhibitors, Observation effect of herbicides on weeds in the field. Colculation the effect of herbicide (methods and terminoloji)
13Resistance of plants to herbicides-IObservation effect of herbicides on weeds in the field. Colculation the effect of herbicide (methods and terminoloji)
14Resistance of plants to herbicides-IIDetermination and control methods of parasitic plants (Orobanche and Cussuta)
15General assessmentPeresantation of herbarium
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Duke, S.O., Weed Physiology Volume I - II, CRC Press Inc., Florida, 257 p. (1985) Klingman, G. C., Ashton, F. M., Weed Science, Principles and Practices. Wiley Interscience Pub., New York, USA (1982). Lebaron, H.M., Gressel, J., Herbicide Resistance in Plants, A wiley- ınterscience publication, USA, 401 p., (1982) Hance, R. J., Interaction Between Herbicides and The Soil, Academic pres ENGLAND, 349p. (1980). Hance, R. J., Holly, K., Weed Control Handbook. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Edinburgh, ENGLAND, 582p. (1990). Naylor, R. E. L., Weed Management Handbook. Blackwell Publishing, BCPC, 423p. (2002). Rice, E.L., Allelopathy, Acdemic Press Inc.,USA, 423p., (1984)
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
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Attending Lectures14114
Field Work818
Case Study8216
Self Study5420
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO1  5   
LO2 5    
LO3   5  
LO4    5 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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