Information Package / Course Catalogue
Soilless Culture
Course Code: ZBB524
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

The main objective of this course is to let students to gain the introduction, advantages and methods of soiless culture, to have information about nutrition in soilless culture and to plan and apply plant growing in soiless culture by commercially, amateur and experimental, to solve the problems faced in soilees culture production.

Course Content

The history of soilless culture, the status in the world and Turkiye, the reasons to use in greenhouses, the definition and classification of soiless culture systems, soilless culture techniques (Water culture-hydroponics, substrate culture), substrates used in soilless culture, Substrate culture in beds, substrate culture in bags, substrate culture in pots, plant nutrition and irrigation in substrate culture, flat water culture, flow water culture, aeroponics, nutrition in soiless culture, preparation and application of nutrent solution, solution-Media-plant analysis , the advantages and disadvantages of soiless culture (hydroponics), environmental effect, the future.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to plan and recognize the soilless culture systems,
2.To be able to grow plants in soilless culture
3.To be able to solve the problems facing while production in soilless culture
4.to open the new inovations related to improve soilless culture, and to produce solutions.
5.To be able to follow to innovations.
Recommended or Required Reading
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Definition and history of soilless culture, the status in the world and Turkiye, the reasons to use in greenhouses, distribution of assignments for semester and weekly
Week 2 - Theoretical
Advantages and disadvantages os soilless culture, classification of soilless culture techniques, effect of environment,
Week 3 - Theoretical
Substrate culture and water culture methods
Week 4 - Theoretical
Substrates used in soilless culture and their properties,
Week 5 - Theoretical
Irrigation and nitrution in soilless culture
Week 6 - Theoretical
Nutrition in soilless culture, the contents of nutrient solutions, preparation of nutrient solutions,
Week 7 - Theoretical
Substrate culture
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Substrate-Bed culture, The principles, advantages and disadvantages,
Week 10 - Theoretical
Bag/ Pot Soilless culture systems- The principles, advantages and disadvantages,
Week 11 - Theoretical
Water culture
Week 12 - Theoretical
Water culture (Hydroponics), water culture systems, advantages and disadvantages, principles of working of these systems, Factors to be taken into consideration during usage, (NFT-DFT)
Week 13 - Theoretical
Water culture systems (Hydroponics), advantages and disadvantages, principles of working of these systems, Factors to be taken into consideration during usage, (Flat water system)
Week 14 - Theoretical
Aeroponic systems, advantages and disadvantages, principles of working of these systems, Factors to be taken into consideration during usage,
Week 15 - Theoretical
Visiting commercial company, business management systems, presentation of term projects
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory144284
Lecture - Practice144284
Term Project110010
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination110111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
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
OÇ-1
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
OÇ-2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
OÇ-3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
OÇ-4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
OÇ-5
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
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