Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
BGU301FERTILIZERS AND FERTILIZATION OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS Elective354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learning of fundamental principles of fertilization of horticulture and greenhouse plant, explaining relationship between factors effecting fertilization, fertilization of fruit and vegetables, Fertilization timing, application form of fertilizers, identification of nutrition elements deficiency and excess of nutrition, ability of fertilization program, learning of fertigation applications in leaves and soi
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Bülent YAĞMUR
Learning Outcomes
1Gaining ability on identification by clasification of fruit and vegetables
2Explaining effects of factors to fertilization and finding relationships
3Identification of symptoms on defienciency and eccess of plant nutrition elements in hort and greenhouse plants, gaining ability on how to get precaution incase of defienciency and excess stıations.
4Learning Application forms, timing, and amount of fetilization, and gaining ability on application of fertilization of plants
5Data collection, calculation, and interpretation for preperation of fertilization program
6Preperation of specific fertilization program for hort and greenhouse plant.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introducing hort and greenhose plant Teaching of factors effecting fertilization Introducing concept of plant nutrition and fertilization Teaching symtoms of plant nutrition deficiency and excess in hort and greenhouse plants Teaching apllication forms, methods and timing of fertilization in hort and greenhouse plants. Identification of basic principles on fertilization programs. Application the programs in selected plants
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction. Introducing litreratur on fertilization of hort and greenhouse plants. Laboratory work (Introducing of laboratories)
2Classification of hort and greenhose palnt according to fruit characteristics and climate conditions Laboratory work (Plant sampling and preparing for analysis)
3Factors effecting fertilization and fertigation method and fertilization in leaves Laboratory work (Introducing of organic fertilizers)
4Concept of Plant nutrition and fertilization, Classification of fertilizers, introducing organic and inorganic fertilizers Laboratory work (Introducing of organic fertilizers)
5Nutrition elements level in plants, eseentials elenets for plants and their uptake forms, symtoms of dtheir deficiency and exess Laboratory work (Introducing of inorganic fertilizers)
6Basic principle of fertilization program, timing of fertilizatin in hort and greenhose plant The Calculations for fertilization program
7Principles of fertilization of fruits: Citrus fertilization Preperation of specific fertilization program for horticulturel plant
8Exam Preperation of specific fertilization program for greenhouse plant
9Principles of fertilization of fruits: Grape fertilization Symptoms of deficiency and excess in plants:N,P.
10Principles of fertilization of fruits: Olive tree fertilization Symptoms of deficiency and excess in plants:K, Ca,
11Principles of fertilization of fruits: Apple and apricot Symptoms of deficiency and excess in plants Mg,S
12Principles of fertilization of vegetables: Tomato fertilization Symptoms of deficiency and excess in plants:, B,Fe,
13Principles of fertilization of vegetables: Cucumber Symptoms of deficiency and excess in plants: Cu,Zn,
14Principles of fertilization of vegetables: pepper fertilization Symptoms of deficiency and excess in plants:Mn, Mo
15Principles of fertilization of vegetables: Eggplant fertilization Symptoms of deficiency and excess in plants Na, Cl
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Ağaoğlu S.Y. ve ark. 2001. Genel Bahçe Bitkileri 2.Vural, H.Eşiyok, D., Duman, İ.,2000. Kültür Sebzeleri. 3.Kacar, B. Ve Katkat, V., 2006. Bitki Besleme 4. Mendilcioğlu, K., 1999. Subtropik İklim Meyveleri. 5.Childers, F., 1966. Nutrition McGraw-Hill Inc. 6.IFA Word Fertilizer Use Manuel 7. Havlin et.all. 1995. Soil Fertility and Fertilizer 8.Kacar,, B. Katkat V., 2008. Gübreler ve Gübreleme 9.Mengel , K., Kirkby, E., 1987. Principles of Plant Nutrition. Int. Potash Inst. Bern,
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
Midterm Examination180
Homework120
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures122.530
Self Study13030
Individual Study for Mid term Examination21020
Individual Study for Final Examination22040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)126
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO1 2    
LO2      
LO3  33  
LO41     
LO51     
LO61     
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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