Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025372004Agricultural AcarologyElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
At the end of the course students will be competent in Identifying the harmful and beneficial mites in agriculture, they will learn these mite’s morphology, biology, hosts, damages and control methods.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Nilgün Madanlar
Learning Outcomes
1Considering biological control by using predatory mites
2Identifying the harmful and beneficial mites in agriculture
3Considering the natural enemies of mites
4Deciding to control of phytophagous mites and determiing the control method
5Considering evironmental and human health in controlling mites
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Morphology and function, classification, habitats, main species of predatory and phytophagous mites, control methods.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1History of Acarology, Systematic position of the Acari, Morphology and function: IntegumentStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
2Morphology and function: Metamerism, GnathosomaStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
3Morphology and function: Idiosoma, Legs, Digestive, Excretion, Circulatory, Nervous, Reproductive and Respiratory Systems, Classification of AcariStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
4Parasitic living mites on animals: Metastigmata, Mesostigmata, AstigmataStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
5Predatory mites: MesostigmataStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
6Predatory mites: Prostigmata, AstigmataStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
7Copropfagous and saprofagous mites, Phoretic mitesStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
8Midterm exam
9Phytopfagous mites: TetranychidaeStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials and live mites
10Phytopfagous mites: Tenuipalpidae, TarsonemidaeStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials and live mites
11Phytopfagous mites: EriophyidaeStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials and live mites
12Phytopfagous mites: Acaroidea Studying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
13Control methods of phytopfagous mitesVisiting greenhouses
14Phytopfagous mite species in terms of plantsVisiting greenhouses
15Presentation of homeworkPresentation of homework
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Evans, G. O. “Principles of Acarology” University Press, Cambridge (1992) Jeppson, L. R., Keifer, H. H., Baker, E. W. “Mites Injurious to Economic Plants”, Univ. Of California Press (1975) Ketle, D. S. “Medical and Veterinary Entomology”, Croo Helm, London, Sydney (1984) Krantz, G. W. “A Manual of Acarology”, Oregon State Univ. (1978)
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
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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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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