Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102125051998Development of Saline and Alkaline SoilsElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To teach definition and reclamation of saline and alkaline soils.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Bülent OKUR
Learning Outcomes
1Able to design plants growing on these soils and their growing conditions.
2Able to understand which kind of irrigation and soil tillage apply on these soils.
3Able to classify saline and alkaline soils and realize transforming to again agricultural soils of these soils.
4Able to define general information on saline and alkaline soils.
5Able to distinguish formation process and effects on formation of these soils.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definition of saline and alkaline soils, properties of saline and alkaline soils, Classification of saline and alkaline soils, Reclamation of saline and alkaline soils
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition and properties of saline and alkaline soilsAnalysis of soluble salt in soil
2Source of soluble salts in the soil and classification of saline and alkaline soilsPreparation of saturated soil and obtain soil extract
3Relatiınships between salt and osmotic pressure in saline and alkaline soilsAnalysis of soluble cations and anions
4Problems in saline and alkaline soilsAnalysis of exchangeable cations
5Effects of exchangeable natrium in saline and alkaline soilsCation exchange capacity of soils
6Management of saline and alkaline soilsAnalysis of pH, Ca, Mg and Na
7Principles related with contolling of salinity Analysis of irrigation waters
8Principles related with contolling of alkalinityEvaluation of analysis results
9Plants growing on saline and alkaline soilsEvaluation of analysis results
10Midterms
11Properties of irrigation water using to improve saline and alkaline soilsEvaluation of analysis results
12Researches on saline and alkaline soilsEvaluation of analysis results
13Evaluation of researches on saline and alkaline soilsEvaluation of analysis results
14Laboratory examination
15Final exam
16
Recommended or Required Reading
U.S. Salinity Lab. Staff, 1954. Diagnosis and improvement of Saline and Alkali Soils. USDA, Agricultural Handbook, No.60.
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
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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 Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Report Preparation155
Report Presentation111
Self Study1410140
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Laboratory Examination111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)247
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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