Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025021998Pesticide Application TechniquesCompulsory128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aims of the course is to tell the basic concepts, methods and ways of practices in application of pesticides, in detail, to provide theoretical and applied information for controlling pathogens, pests and weeds in plants, to gain the ability of concious and analytical approach to solution of plant protection problems in agricultural production for less usage of chemicals, to compare the pesticide application methods for efficacy and risks and to generate the personal solutions for problems faced on topics.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Semih ERKAN, Prof. Dr. Yusuf KARSAVURAN
Learning Outcomes
1Arrange the assays to assess effectiveness of pesticides on several organisms, drift and coverage in targets
2Recognize the equipments and their properties used in the applications of pesticides and emplot some of them
3Develop the programmes suitable for the application of pesticides considering the laws and directions on the related matter
4Demonstrate the knowledge of the safe and appropriate use of pesticides in agriculture
5Express legal and ethical responsibilities of pesticide applications in
6. Perform the calculations necessary to employ pesticides in various application programmes
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
•Chemical control and its importance, •The structure of pesticides and the steps in creating the pesticides, •The formulations and characteritics of pesticides,• The methods of applying pesticides ,•Selection of appropriate pesticides, methods and equipments for applications,•Evaluation of information on pesticides in the labels, •Calculations for the determination of correct application rates
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, chemical control with advantages and disadvantagesExaminations in source books and pubs
2Structure, classification and use of pesticides Examinations in source books and pubs
3Formulations of pesticides and their propertiesDemonstrations of formulations
4The targets and goals in pesticide applications Observations in targets
5Doses of pesticides in applications and regulation procedures of dosesSolving of problems and analysis
6Calibration of application equipmentsApplication of calibration
7Spraying volume in applications of pesticides and its significanceApplication of spraying
8Midterm Exam
9Pesticide application equipments in plant protectionExamination on application equipments
10The production of drops, diameter and size of drops, coverage and driftObservations on some pulverization parameters
11The application of liquid pesticidesApplication of liquid pesticides
12The application of gaseous pesticidesApplication of fumigants
13Factors determining the effectiveness of a pesticide during the applicationExaminations in tables and graphs in pubs
14The factors affecting results expected from pesticide applicationsExaminations in source books and pubs and analysis
15Presentations for homeworksDebate on homeworks
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Erkan, S., Karsavuran, Y., Bitki Korumada İlaçlama Tekniği (Lecture notes unpublished), E.Ü.Z.F. Bitki Koruma Bölümü, İzmir,156 s., 2009. Suggested readings: - Matthews, G.A., Pesticide application methods Second Edition, Longman Group Ltd., U. Kingdom, XIV+405 p., 1992. - Matthews, G.A., Hislop, E.C., Application technology for plant protection. CAB International, U.Kingdom, VIII+359 p., 1993. - Yagcıoglu, A., Bitki Koruma Makineleri 2.Baskı. E.Ü. Yayınları Ziraat Fak. Yayın No: 508, E.Ü. Basımevi, İzmir, VI+256 s., 2008.
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Quiz111
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Report Presentation12020
Self Study51260
Individual Study for Mid term Examination14040
Individual Study for Final Examination16060
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)237
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