Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102096142005Seed TechnicCompulsory128
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To teach the modern techniques of seed production, concervation, distribution and trade and functions, structures and present status of seed associations and other related organizations structured according to the seed Law (5553) released in 8. November 2006 in Turkey.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Behçet KIR
Learning Outcomes
13. To reach the capability of advising government organizations and private sector on the modeling and economical analyzing for seed production, distribution and marketing studies.
22. To have the ability to conduct projects and to develope solutions on the seed production techniques, seed distribution and trade and practices of international rules.
31. To comprehend the significance of internal and international regulations and the modern seed production techniques for the Turkish seed Industry
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Seed production techniques, seed trade and marketing, basic principals, internal and international seed organizations, basic rules of international seed trade, present status of seed industry in Turkey, obstacles and overcoming measures
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Importance, content and introduction Introduction
2Importance of seed in agriculture and principals of seed production and seed conservation Internet search
3Seed production in cultural plants, Grasses and legumes Literature search
4Seed production in cultural Plants, Industrial crops Quiz
5Seed production in cultural Plants, Cereals Literature search Quiz
6Seed production in cultural Plants, Garden and ornamental crops Internet search
7Fundamentals of seed distribution and trade Internet search
8Seed industry processes, conservation and marketing Internet search
9Basic principals in international seed trade Organizational visits
10Principals of international seed export and import, quarantine measures Quiz
11Contents of seed Law (5553) and regulations Organizational visit
12Organizations and associations structured according to seed law and work principals Field visit
13International seed control and testing organizations Organizational visit
14Present status of Turkish seed industry, problems and solutions Internet search Field visit
15Project presentation Presentation
16Final Final Examination
Recommended or Required Reading
1. FAO, 1961. Agricultural and Horticultural Seeds. Roma-İtalya. 2. Tohumluk ve Tekniği, Avcıoğlu, R., 1992., Ders notları, EÜZF Tarla Bitkileri Bölümü, 1992. 3. Tohumluk ve Teknolojisi, Şehrali, S., 1989. AÜZF Yayınları, Fakülteler Matbaası, Vefa-İstanbul. 4. Eser, B., Saygılı, H., Gökçöl, A. ve İlker, E., 2005. Tohum Bilimi ve Teknolojisi, Cilt I-II, TOTEM, Bornova-İzmir.
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)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Team/Group Work4520
Field Work10220
Project Preparation11010
Project Presentation155
Self Study10330
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Reading4832
Report10330
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)237
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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