Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102015362004Soilless Culture TechniquesElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim is to let students to plan and to manage soilless cultivation for commercial, hobby or experimental purposes.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Ayşe GÜL
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to planning soilless cultivation,
2Being able to managing soilless cultivation,
3Ability to being open to innovations, to reach information, and to produce solution.
4Being able to solving the problems facing in soilless cultivation,
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Classification of soilless culture, Water culture techniques, Substrate culture techniques, Soilless cultivation of main greenhouse crops.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Classification of soilless cultureDistribution of term projects and practice in the experimental greenhouses
2Water culture techniquesPractice in the experimental greenhouses
3Water culture techniquesPractice in the experimental greenhouses
4Substrate culture techniquesPractice in the experimental greenhouses
5Substrate culture techniquesPractice in the experimental greenhouses
6Substrate culture techniquesPractice in the experimental greenhouses
7Mid-term examPractice in the experimental greenhouses
8Tomato production by soilless cultivation techniquesPractice in the experimental greenhouses
9Cucumber production by soilless cultivation techniquesPractice in the experimental greenhouses
10Visit commercial firm producing tomatoes and other fruiting vegetables Visit commercial firm producing tomatoes and other fruiting vegetables
11Lettuce production by soilless cultivation techniquesPractice in the experimental greenhouses
12Visit commercial firm producing lettuce and other leafy vegetablesVisit commercial firm producing lettuce and other leafy vegetables
13Strawberry production by soilless cultivation techniquesDiscussion on project reports
14Visit commercial firm producing strawberryVisit commercial firm producing strawberry
15Presentation of reports on visitings commercial soilless cultivation firms Presentation of reports on visitings commercial soilless cultivation firms
16Final examPractice exam
Recommended or Required Reading
- Gül A., 2008. Topraksız Tarım. Hasad Yayıncılık, 144 s. - Raviv M., Lieth J.H., 2008. Soilles Culture: Theory and Practice. Elsevier, 587 p. - Savvas D., Passam H. (ed.), 2002. Hydroponic Production of Vegetables and Ornamentals. Embryo Pub., Greece, 463 s. - Gül A., Tüzel İ.H., Okur B.,Tuncay Ö., Aykut N., Engindeniz S., 2000. Serada Topraksız Tarım Tekniği ile Hıyar Yetiştiriciliği. TÜBİTAK TARP Yayınları, 51 s. -FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper 217, 2013. Good Agricultural Practices for Greenhouse Vegetable Crops. Chapters 11 and 12.
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
Makeup Examination122
Quiz111
Attending Lectures11222
Practice11222
Field Trip3824
Report Preparation3824
Report Presentation144
Project Preparation12424
Project Presentation122
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13636
Individual Study for Final Examination15050
Individual Study for Quiz11010
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)225
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
PO
8
LO155544455
LO255545555
LO3555    5
LO4        
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: intrec@mail.ege.edu.tr