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
Provide better plant development and create the optimum plant root conditions in rhizosphere by examining the relation among plant root, soil, atmosphere and water
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. İ. Bülent OKUR Asst.Prof.Dr. Bülent YAĞMUR
Learning Outcomes
1Knows environmental factors which are important for plant growth and agricultural production and how to ensure the environmental factors in optimum level condition which are important for agricultural production
2Knows the relationships between soil mass and volume in soil phases, a change in a phase how would lead to change to the other phases and its effect to plant development.
3Knows the function of water and the effects of the changes in water status ( transition solid, liquid and gas phases of water) on plant and soil
4Knows the potential energy of soil water, can make assessments about the status of soil water
5Knows the movement of the water in the continuity of soil-plant-atmosphere and can evaluate its effect on plant growth.
6Evaluate the availability and intaking to plant of nutrients in soil-plant and water medium and their probable effects on plant production
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Properties and types of soil water.The movement of water in plant..The movement of water in continuity of the soil-plant-atmosphere. Water requirement of plants, the importance and effect of water on availability of nutrients.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Description of the topics which are given as week, examinations of the course and their contribution to the success score, course process, statements about students’ expectations
2Environment, environmental factors and its characteristics, soil and soil description
3Soil as a factor of environment, soil formation and soil types
4Relative water content of soil and relations of other mass and volume.
5Definition of soil texture, texture classes, mechanical analysis method, importance of soil texture.
6Properties and structure of clays,
7The importance of soil clays in plant production and availability of soil water
8Midterm exam,
9Functions of water as an environment factor and its important properties,
10The problems in plant production in low-water and high-water statements
11Water in soil:Properties and types of soil water
12Water in Plant
13The movement of water in plant
14The movement of water in continuity of the soil-plant-atmosphere
15Water requirement of plants, the importance and effect of water on availability of nutrients
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Yeşilsoy, M.Ş. 1994. Toprak, Bitki, Su İlişkileri. Ç.Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi,Genel Yayın No :89, Ders Kitapları Yayın No:21, Adana. •Munsuz, N. 1982. Toprak-Su İlişkileri. A.Ü.Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları No: 798, Ankara. •Thorne, D. W. and Thorne, M. D. 1979. Soil, Water and Crop Production, Avi Publishing Com. Inc. •Kramer, P.J. and Boyer, J.S. 1995. Water Relations of Plants and Soils. Academic Press. UK
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
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)
Midterm Examination11.51.5
Final Examination11.51.5
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study21020
Individual Study for Mid term Examination21530
Individual Study for Final Examination22040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)121.0
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO155  55
LO255  55
LO355  55
LO455  55
LO555  55
LO655  55
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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