Information Package / Course Catalogue
Mechanization in Internal Agriculture
Course Code: TAM237
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 1
Prt.: 2
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 2
Objectives of the Course

The aim of this course, is to acquire the mechanization principles of agricultural production in greenhouses and solving questions appropriate for greenhouse climate techniques depending on plant demand. Another aim of this course is to learn all parts of machines of livestock and its working principles

Course Content

Climatization of greenhouses: heating methods of greenhouses and basic applications, calculation of total heat requirements of greenhouses. Natural and forced ventilation methods of greenhouses and basic applications, calculations of required ventilation of greenhouses. Cooling methods of greenhouses and basic applications. Artificial lighting in greenhouses. Introduction to machinery of livestock husbandry, forage harvesting machinery, concentrate feed preparation machinery, mechanization on feeding, indoor shelter and stables air conditioning, watering technics in livestock husbandry, handling technology of manure at livestock husbandry, milking and milk cooling technology.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to define greenhouse constructions.
2.To be able to understand the factors that influence the climate of greenhouse.
3.To be able to solve questions related to greenhouse climate depending on the construction of greenhouses and plant demand.
4.To be able to comprehend the use of technological equipment in greenhouse mechanization, and new production techniques
5.To be able to to recognize animal farming, types and agricultural tools and equipment used in animal production.
6.To be able to make appropriate machinery selection for mechanization applications.
7.To be able to apply modern agricultural tecniques into livestock farming
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Yağcıoğlu, A., 2009. Sera Mekanizasyonu. E.Ü.Z.F. Press Number. 562, İzmir.
2.Öztürk, H.H., 2008. Sera İklimlendirme Tekniği. Hasad Publishing Limited Company, İstanbul .
3.Sezer, A., Engürülü, B., Çiftçi, Ö., Gölbaşı, M., Başaran, H.Ç. ve Akkurt, M., 2005. Hayvancılıkta Mekanizasyon. Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ankara Zirai Üretim İşletmesi, Personel ve Makine Eğitim Merkezi Müdürlüğü, ISBN:975-407-191-8, Ankara.
4.Yavuzcan, G., 1995. İçsel Tarım Mekanizasyonu. A.Ü.Z.F. Press Number. 1416, Ankara.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to the class, definitions and general information about lesson
Week 1 - Practice
Introduction of greenhouses
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Examining course contents
Week 2 - Theoretical
The importance of plant production in greenhouses and overview of greenhouses production in Turkey and World, and greenhouse constructions.
Week 2 - Practice
Introduction of greenhouses and to solve problems related to the subject
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 3 - Theoretical
Heating methods of greenhouses and basic applications.
Week 3 - Practice
Introduction of greenhouses and to solve problems related to the subject
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 4 - Theoretical
Calculation of total heat requirements of greenhouses.
Week 4 - Practice
Introduction of greenhouses and to solve problems related to the subject
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 5 - Theoretical
Natural and forced ventilation methods of greenhouses and basic applications
Week 5 - Practice
Introduction of greenhouses and to solve problems related to the subject
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 6 - Theoretical
Cooling methods of greenhouses and basic applications calculation of evaporative systems.
Week 6 - Practice
Introduction of greenhouses and to solve problems related to the subject
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 7 - Theoretical
Mechanization applications for plant production in greenhouses: Irrigation, harvesting, soil disinfections, some other special mechanization applications in greenhouses.
Week 7 - Practice
Introduction of greenhouses and to solve problems related to the subject
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Introduction to machinery of livestock husbandry
Week 9 - Practice
Introduction to machinery of livestock husbandry and to solve problems related to the subject
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 10 - Theoretical
Mechanization of poultry
Week 10 - Practice
Introduction of poultry and to solve problems related to the subject
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 11 - Theoretical
Mechanization on feeding (Conveying and distribution of feed materials) in livestock husbandry
Week 11 - Practice
Introduction to machinery of livestock husbandry and to solve problems related to the subject
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 12 - Theoretical
Watering mechanization in livestock husbandry
Week 12 - Practice
Introduction to machinery of livestock husbandry and to solve problems related to the subject
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 13 - Theoretical
Handling mechanization of manure in livestock husbandry (solid and liquid manure systems)
Week 13 - Practice
Introduction to machinery of livestock husbandry and to solve problems related to the subject
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 14 - Theoretical
Milking and milk cooling technology, computerized herd management systems
Week 14 - Practice
Introduction to machinery of livestock husbandry and to solve problems related to the subject
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Literature review about the subject
Week 15 - Theoretical
Practice Exam
Week 15 - Practice
Explanation of greenhouse and machinery of live stock husbandry 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 - Theory140114
Lecture - Practice140228
Midterm Examination1314
Final Examination1314
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)50
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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3
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