Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102096192018EvoCover Crops CultureElective118
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
It is aimed that students can understand the definition, general characteristics, usage areas and general principles of cover crops cultivation, cover crop plants of different climate zones, ecological requirements, production type, production time and usage areas.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Gülcan DEMİROĞLU TOPÇU
Learning Outcomes
11. To be able to learn general properties of covering plants
22. To be able to learn the usage areas of cover plants
33. Understanding the importance and process of covering plants in agricultural production systems
44. Learning planting preparations for cover plants
55. To be able to learn general properties of different cover plants
66. To be able to learn ecological requirements of different cover plants
77. To be able to learn production patterns and time of different cover plants
88. Recognize the different uses of cover plants
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definition of cover crops, general characteristics, importance, uses and breeding
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
Recommended or Required Reading
Andy Clark (2012) Managing Cover Crops Profitably, Third Edition, Sustanable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) , National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, University of Maryland and th eUniversity of Vermond FAO (2011), Green Manure/ Cover Crops And Crop Rotation in Conservation Agriculture on Small Farms, Integrated Crop Management Vol: 12-2010
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
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
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Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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