Information Package / Course Catalogue
Fertilizers and Fertilization
Course Code: TAM122
Course Type: Required
Couse Group: Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 2
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 3
Objectives of the Course

The objectives of the course are to give information about the concepts of fertilizer (chemical, organic) and fertilization. Additionally fertilizer types, their product methods, their raw materials used in production processes, calculations of applied fertilizer amounts and application methods are also subjects of the course.

Course Content

Introduction to fertilizer and fertilization concepts. Classification of organiz and chemical fertilizers. Production methods of fertilizers. Fertilization methods. Calculation of the amount of fertilizers applied.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1. To be able to compare the factors which consisted of plantal, environmental and economic factors under optimum fertilization conditions.
2. To be able to compare fertilization methods
3. To be able to explain interactions among fertilizer, soil and plant
4. To be able to identify organic and chemical fertilizers
5. To be able to use technical knowledge and data in fertilization suggestions.
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Gübreler ve Gübreleme Tekniği. Burhan Kacar, Vahap Katkat. Vipaş A.Ş., 1999. ISBN. 975-564-084-3.
2. Gübre Analizleri, Burhan Kacar, Cihat Kütük. Nobel Yayıncılık. 2010. ISBN. 978-605-395-306-7.
3. Bitki Fizyolojisi. Burhan Kacar, Vahap Katkat, Şule Öztürk. 2002. Nobel Yayıncılık. ISBN. 978-975-591-833-4.
4. Bitki Besleme. Burhan Kacar, Vahap Katkat. 1998. Vipaş Yayınları. ISBN: 975-564-068-1.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Description of fertilizer and fertilization concepts. Effect of plantal factors affecting fertilization.
Week 1 - Practice
land Applications
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Collection of material on the subject
Week 2 - Theoretical
Effects of environmental factors on fertilization.
Week 2 - Practice
land Applications
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Collection of material on the subject
Week 3 - Theoretical
Production techniques of manure. Its maturation and storage.
Week 3 - Practice
land Applications
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Collection of material on the subject
Week 4 - Theoretical
Production techniques of other organic materials used in agriculture.
Week 4 - Practice
land Applications
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Collection of material on the subject
Week 5 - Theoretical
Green fertilizers and green fertilization concepts.
Week 5 - Practice
land Applications
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Collection of material on the subject
Week 6 - Theoretical
Introduction to chemical fertilizers.
Week 6 - Practice
land Applications
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Collection of material on the subject
Week 7 - Theoretical
Nitrogen containing chemical fertilizers.
Week 7 - Practice
land Applications
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Collection of material on the subject
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Nitrogen containing chemical fertilizers.
Week 9 - Practice
land Applications
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Collection of material on the subject
Week 10 - Theoretical
Phosphorus and potassium containing chemical fertilizers. Calcium and magnesium containing chemical fertilizers. Sulphur containing chemical fertilizers.
Week 10 - Practice
land Applications
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Collection of material on the subject
Week 11 - Theoretical
Micro element containing chemical fertilizers.
Week 11 - Practice
land Applications
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Collection of material on the subject
Week 12 - Theoretical
compound fertilizers
Week 12 - Practice
land Applications
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Collection of material on the subject
Week 13 - Theoretical
fertilization methods
Week 13 - Practice
land Applications
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Collection of material on the subject
Week 14 - Theoretical
fertilizer accounts
Week 14 - Practice
land Applications
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Collection of material on the subject
Week 15 - Theoretical
general assessment
Week 15 - Practice
land Applications
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Collection of material on the subject
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Lecture - Practice140228
Midterm Examination1718
Final Examination110111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)75
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
PÇ-6
PÇ-7
PÇ-8
PÇ-9
PÇ-10
PÇ-11
PÇ-12
PÇ-13
PÇ-14
PÇ-15
OÇ-1
4
2
2
2
5
OÇ-2
2
2
2
2
5
OÇ-3
2
2
2
2
5
OÇ-4
2
2
2
2
5
OÇ-5
2
2
2
2
5
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