Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102015221998Quality Control Methods of SeedsElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach the importance seed quality and the methods used
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Benian ESER
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to understand the relations between quality parameters and all the applications used during seed production and process and to manage them,
2Being able to learn quality test protocols and to apply them
3Being able to learn the importance of quality concept for seed and parameters of quality
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Seed quality and quality parameters,genetic quality and its parameters and test methods,biological quality and vigor tests,EC test,controlled deterıoration ,accelerated ageing cold and cool germination test protocols …
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0What is seed quality?Related parts of books
1Quality parametersRelated parts of books
2Genetic qualityRelated parts of books
3Test methods for genetic qualityRelated parts of books
4Laboratory,greenhouse and field plot testsRelated parts of books
5Biological qualityRelated parts of books
6Germination testsRelated parts of books
7Midterm exam
8Vigor test methodsRelated parts of books
9EC testRelated parts of books
10controlled deterıorationRelated parts of books
11accelerated ageingRelated parts of books
12accelerated ageingRelated parts of books
13Cool germination testRelated parts of books
14Project presentationRelated parts of books
15final examPractice exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Eser,B., H.Saygılı, A.Gökçöl ve E.İlker (Ed.),2005.Tohum bilimi ve Teknolojisi.Cilt.1 ve 2.Ege Üniversitesi Tohum Teknolojisi Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi Yayın No.3, İzmir 2.International Rules for Seed Testing.Edition,2006.International Seed Testing Association,Zurich
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
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Project Preparation12525
Project Presentation122
Self Study14798
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)245
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
PO
8
LO1      35
LO2  4   4 
LO3        
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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