Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
GDM301FERTILIZING MACHINESElective354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Objectives of of the course are; to introduce machanical properties of fertilizer and manure, to explain application principles and techniques of these fertilizers to the plants, to give enough information to the students on selection,adjusting and usage of spreaders.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Fazilet ALAYUNT, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arzu YAZGI
Learning Outcomes
1To learn fertilizer application techniques and methods used in Turkey
2To learn fertilizer spreaders
3To do selection, adjusting and operation of fertilizer spreaders used for pre-plant, at planting and post emergence application
4To derivate fertilizer appliation techniques to allow sustainable farming.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Phsycal properties of fertilizers, application techniques of fertilizers which have discrete structural features, working principles of fertilizer spreaders, engineering principles of fertilizer spreading with the spreaders, relationship of plant-soil and the machine.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Objectives and functions of fertilizer application, introduction of fertilizer and manure.Recognition of fertilizers, relationship with the machine and features of fertilizers.
2Mechanical properties of mineral and organic fertilizers in terms of fertilizer application techniques.Working with the instruments used in physical properties determination of fertlizer.
3Plant-fertilizer interaction and fertilizer application techniques.Determination and comparison of physical properties of different fertilizer.
4Classification and selection of fertilizer spreaders suitable for application techniques and explanation of important properties of fertilizer.Working with fertilizer spraders.
5Preparation of fertilizer spreader (Application rate adjustment). Working with fertilizer spraders.
6Fertigation and canopy application of fertilizers.Working with the machine suitable for canopy application
7Classification and selection of manure spreader and explanatin of their key features. Manure spraders
8Midterm exam
9Preparation of manure sprayer (application rate adjustment)Determination of application rate of manure spreader.
10Preparation of liquid fertilizer spreaders.Liquid fertilizer spreader
11Components of machines used for band and top dressing applications and furrow openers used to incorporate fertilizers to the soil.Working with band applicators and top dressing machine.
12Mineral fertilizer incorporating techniques into the soil in direct seeding and their components.Working with the direct seeder
13Techniques and Machines used for fertilizer application in vineyards, orchards and tea gardens.Woking with the fertilizer application machines suitable for vineyards, orchars and tea gardens.
14RepetitionRepetition
15Practice exam
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Önal, İ., 2006. Ekim, Bakım, Gübreleme Makinaları. Ege Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları, Yayın No: 490, İzmir. 2.Önal, İ., 2005. Toprak İşleme Sistemleri ve Doğrudan Ekim Makinası Konstrüksiyonu. Ege Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi Yayın No. 564, İzmir. 3.Yağcıoğlu, A., 2008. Bitki Koruma Makineleri. EÜZF Yayın No. 508. İzmir
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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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
Self Study10220
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11212
Laboratory Examination166
Homework2510
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)118
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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