Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025392004Principles of Biological Control of PestsElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge of biological control, natural enemies and particularly biological control agents to students who are unfamiliar to crop protection.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Zeynep YOLDAŞ
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding place of biological control methods among other biological control methods
2Understanding and using biological control methods in order to suppress agricultural pests
3Identification natural enemies and particularly biological control agents
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definition and importance of biological control,Relationships between natural equilibrium, economic threshold and biological control,Definitions on biological control agents, Methods of biological control, Demonstration of biological control agents
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition, importance and history of biological control and place among the other control methods
2Relationships between natural equilibrium, economic threshold and biological control
3Definitions related with biological control
4Definitions and required specifications of biological control agents
5Methods of biological controls and examples
6Place of biological control among the other pest control methods
7Identification biological control agents
8Midterm exam
9Predators (Vertebrates, mites)
10Predators (Insects)
11Predators (Insects)
12Parasitoids
13Entomopathogens
14Presentation of homework
15Presentation of homeworks
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
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
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Quiz428
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation13030
Report Presentation144
Self Study148112
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination14040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)252
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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