The department of carries out a 4-year program to educate students to become an agricultural engineer on open field, protected cultivation, breeding and post-harvest handling of horticultural crops. The program is composed of two-years of basic compulsory courses on science and agriculture. Third and fourth years are devoted mainly to horticulture and related topics. There are theoretical and practical (field and laboratory) courses. However, few electives and term-works prepared allow students to focus on products/topics that they are interested.
The department was founded in 1992 as the Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Divisions. Spesific education on soil science and plant nutrition has been given as undergraduate level since 1999-2000 and graduate level since 2003-2004.
The mission of the Soil Science Department is to provide the high quality soil science education as required by the agricultural industry and the public; to advance the understanding and application of the principles of soil science and agricultural engineering; to enhance and maintain sustainable economic development efforts and to improve the well-being of the society in general through teaching, research and community outreach programs.
Vision of the Soil Science Department is to provide agriculture engineers with theoretical and practical background having an understanding of the scientific fundamentals and key principles of agricultural engineering, which can identify and solve the agricultural problems who can function effectively and play leadership role in multi-disciplinary teams and who has an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
The purpose of the Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition is conducting researches to solve the problems related to the agricultural production and the soil of the country and the region and also to train Soil Science and Plant Nutrition specialists that equipped with contemporary knowledge, absorbed the work issues and related with the realities of the country´s agriculture.
Soil Science department has 10 room for officers, 5 laboratories (Soil physics laboratory, Soil microbiology laboratory, Analytical chemistry laboratory, Plant nutrition and soil fertility laboratory, Remote sensing and Geographical information systems(GIS) laboratory), soil preparing room, climatology room, greenhouse on 220 m2 and experimental field.
The department has 3 professors, 5 assistan professor, and 3 research assistants.
Person Responsible for Information Package
Assist. Prof. Levent ATATANIR
Assist. Prof. Saime SEFEROĞLU
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