Information Package / Course Catalogue
Soil Tillage and Sowing Machinery
Course Code: TAM128
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 1
Credit: 4
Lab: 0
ECTS: 6
Objectives of the Course

To provide information in tillage tools and machines and sowing machines

Course Content

Soil processing equipment and machines, Sowing techniques, seed drills

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to have knowledge of soil mechanics
2.To be able to recognise tillage tools and machinery, acquire the functions and features
3.To be able to acquire tillage systems and methods used in the World and Turkey.
4.To be able to understand the principles of agro-technique of sowing
5.To be able to understand the working principles of metering devices
6.To be able to to gain ability to completely dismantle and assemble of agricultural equipment and machinery.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Önal, İ., 2011. Ekim Bakım Gübreleme Makineleri. E.Ü.Z.F. Press Number:490, İzmir.
2.Erdoğan, D., 2005. Tarım Makineları. A.Ü.Z.F. Press Number: 1548, Ankara.
3.Keçecioğlu, G. ve. Gülsoylu, E., 2002. Toprak İşleme Makineleri. E.Ü.Z.F. Press Number: 545, Bornova-İzmir.
4.Engürülü, B., Çiftçi, Ö., Gölbaşı, M., Başaran, H.Ç. ve Akkurt, M., 2005. Ekim ve Dikim Makineleri. Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Ankara Zirai Üretim İşletmesi, Personel ve Makine Eğitim Merkezi Müdürlüğü, ISBN:975-407-170-5, Ankara.
5.Yılmaz, M., Engürülü, B., Çiftçi, Ö., Gölbaşı, M., Başaran, H.Ç. ve Akkurt, M., 2004. Toprak İşleme Alet ve Makineleri. Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Ankara Zirai Üretim İşletmesi, Personel ve Makine Eğitim Merkezi Müdürlüğü, ISBN:975-407-154-3, Ankara.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to the class, definitions and general information about lesson
Week 1 - Practice
Introduction of soil processing equipment and machines
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Examining course contents
Week 2 - Theoretical
An overview of information for agricultural mechanization, mechanization circuits, work capacity of agricultural machines
Week 2 - Practice
Introduction of soil processing equipment and machines
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 3 - Theoretical
Soil processing equipment and machines, the scientific foundations of tillage, soil tillage techniques
Week 3 - Practice
Introduction of soil processing equipment and machines
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 4 - Theoretical
Tillage tools and plows
Week 4 - Practice
Introduction of soil processing equipment and machines
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 5 - Theoretical
Cultivators, harrows, rotary cultivators and rollers
Week 5 - Practice
Introduction of soil processing equipment and machines
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 6 - Theoretical
Sowing techniques, physicomechanical properties of seeds, germination biomechanics
Week 6 - Practice
Introduction of seed drills
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 7 - Theoretical
Metering devices used in seed drills
Week 7 - Practice
Introduction of seed drills
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Mechanical and pneumatic precision seed drills
Week 9 - Practice
Introduction of seed drills
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 10 - Theoretical
Planting machines that seed into the slot
Week 10 - Practice
Introduction of seed drills
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 11 - Theoretical
Soil processing equipment maintenance and repair
Week 11 - Practice
To maintenance and repair of soil processing equipment
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 12 - Theoretical
Soil processing equipment maintenance and repair
Week 12 - Practice
To maintenance and repair of soil processing equipment
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 13 - Theoretical
Seed sowing machines maintenance and repair
Week 13 - Practice
To maintenance and repair of seed sowing machines
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 14 - Theoretical
Seed sowing machines maintenance and repair
Week 14 - Practice
To maintenance and repair of seed sowing machines
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 15 - Theoretical
Practice Exam
Week 15 - Practice
Explanation of soil processing equipment with seed sowing machines in the form of questions and answers
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Practice Exam preparation
Week 16 - Theoretical
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140342
Lecture - Practice140114
Assignment5015
Studio Work9019
Midterm Examination114115
Final Examination114115
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)100
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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