Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025052003Biological Control of PestsElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge of identification of biological control agents at family and species level and use biological control methods to suppress pests.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Zeynep YOLDAŞ
Learning Outcomes
1Providing knowledge of identification of biological control agents at family and species level
2Using methods of biological control methods and agents against agricultural pests
3Evaluating and preparing articles, projects and reports in biological control area.
4Understanding biological control methods
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definitions related to biological control and biological control agents, Methods of biological control,Providing knowledge of identification of biological control agents at family and species level, Examples of using biological control agents
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction and general information on biological control Introduction
2Definitions related to biological control and biological control agentsRearing biological control agents and how to prepare samples for identification
3Methods of biological control, examplesObservations on biological control agents reared in laboratory
4Biological control agents (Vertebrates, mites) Observations on samples in laboratory
5Biological control agents, predators (Orthoptera, Dictyoptera, Dermaptera, Heteroptera)Observations on samples in laboratory
6Biological control agents, predators (Thysanoptera, Neuroptera)Observations on samples in laboratory
7Biological control agents, predators (Coleoptera)Observations on samples in laboratory
8Midterm exam
9Biological control agents, predators (Coleoptera)Observations on samples in laboratory
10Biological control agents, predators (Diptera, Hymenoptera)Observations on samples in laboratory
11Biological control agents, parasitoid (Hymenoptera)Observations on samples in laboratory
12Biological control agents, parasitoid (Hymenoptera)Observations on samples in laboratory
13Biological control agents, parasitoid (Hymenoptera)Observations on samples in laboratory
14Entomopathogens (Fungus bacterium, virus, protozoan and nematodes)Preparation samples of parasitoids
15Presentation of homeworksEvaluation of homeworks
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Main textbook: - Yoldaş, Z., Zararlılarla Biyolojik Savaşa Giriş (Ders Notu), E.Ü.Z.F. Bitki Koruma Bölümü, Bornova-İzmir, 30 s., 2010. Recommended textbooks: - Öncüer, C., 1997. Tarımsal Zararlılarla Biyolojik Savaş (Temel Bilgiler), Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Yayınları, No: 1, Aydın, 93 s. - Öncüer, C., 1991. Türkiye Bitki Zararlısı Böceklerin Parazit ve Predatör Kaatoloğu. Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları, No: 505, 354 s.
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
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Quiz414
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Report Preparation14040
Report Presentation144
Individual Study for Mid term Examination15050
Individual Study for Final Examination16060
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)214
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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