Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102125241998Plant Nutrition Techniques in Soilless CultureElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Giving information about the soilless culture, nutrient formulation, preparation and application techniques.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Nevin ERYÜCE
Learning Outcomes
1Student knows the historical progress and the present importance of the soilless culture.
2Student becomes capable to prepare nutrient formulations and solutions.
3Student becomes capable to establishing and applying plant nutrition techniques for the soilless culture conditions.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
History and principles of soilless culture, hydroponic techniques and media cultures, Nutrient formulation, preparation, application and adjustment of solutions, Laboratory and greenhouse practices to prepare solutions and applications.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Soilless culture yesterday, today and tomorrow.Soilless culture yesterday, today and tomorrow.
2Classification and investigation of soilless cultureClassification and investigation of soilless culture
3To study and compare soilless mediaTo study and compare soilless media
4To investigate soilless culture techniquesTo investigate soilless culture techniques
5To investigate soilless culture techniquesTo investigate soilless culture techniques
6To investigate and compare soilless culture techniquesTo investigate and compare soilless culture techniques
7To understate plant nutrition physiology To understate plant nutrition physiology
8Midterm examMidterm exam
9General information related with solutionsGeneral information related with solutions
10To investigate of the chemical properties of the fertilizers use in soilless cultureTo investigate of the chemical properties of the fertilizers use in soilless culture
11The interaction of fertilizers and to prepare stock solutionsThe interaction of fertilizers and to prepare stock solutions
12To apply growing methods and fertilization techniques on the different mediaTo apply growing methods and fertilization techniques on the different media
13To analyse and determine the importance of the salinity and reaction of the solutionsTo analyse and determine the importance of the salinity and reaction of the solutions
14Evaluation of the economic and environmental effect of the soilless culture applicationsEvaluation of the economic and environmental effect of the soilless culture applications
15To apply growing methods and fertilization techniques on the different media (2)To apply growing methods and fertilization techniques on the different media (2)
16ExamExam
Recommended or Required Reading
Benton, J. J. R. 1983. A Guide for the Hydroponic and Soilless Culture Grower. Timber Press. USA. Bunt, A. C. 1988. Media and Mixes for Container Grown Plants. Ac. Div. of Unwin Hyman. Ltd. UK Johnson, H. 1980. A Guide to Soilless Culture.Univ. of Calif.
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
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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)
Midterm Examination11.51.5
Final Examination11.51.5
Attending Lectures14342
Self Study1410140
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)240.0
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