Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025121998Mass Production of InsectElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge of mass rearing insects, problems of mass rearing and how to take precautions to avoid these problems
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Zeynep YOLDAŞ
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding mass rearing of insects
2Preparing articles, projects and reports in mass rearing.
3Avoiding problems of mass rearing
4Identification pests of mass rearing insects
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Purpose of mass rearing of insects, Equipments and tools in mass rearing of insects,Food sources ,Pest problems of mass rearing,Disease problems of mass rearing,Mass rearing of pests,Mass rearing of beneficial insects
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, purpose of mass rearing insects, equipments and tools used in mass rearingObservations on equipments and tools used in mass rearing of insects
2Climatic chambers and roomsObservations on climatic rooms
3Food sources (Natural)Observations on natural food sources, leaf island method
4Food sources (Artificial)Rooting leaf
5Pest and disease problems in mass rearing of insectsSowing, planting
6Mass rearing of urban and stored product pestsObservations samples in laboratory
7Mass rearing of insect pests (Orthoptera, Heteroptera)Collecting insects from nature and beginning mass rearing
8Midterm exam
9Mass rearing of insect pests (Orthoptera, Hemiptera)Continuing mass rearing
10Mass rearing of insect pests (Hemiptera)Continuing mass rearing
11Mass rearing of insect pests (Hemiptera)Observations of climatic rooms at Bornova Plant Protection Research Institute
12Mass rearing of insect pests (Lepidoptera, Diptera)Observations of climatic rooms at Bornova Plant Protection Research Institute
13Mass rearing predatory insects and parasitoids Observations of laboratory samples
14Presentation of homeworkDiscussion
15Presentation of homeworkDiscussion
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Yoldaş, Z., Böceklerin Kitle Üretimi (Ders Notu), E.Ü.Z.F. Bitki Koruma Bölümü, Bornova-İzmir, 39 s., 2010.
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)
Quiz414
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Report Preparation14040
Report Presentation144
Self Study14456
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination14545
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)235
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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