Information Package / Course Catalogue
Soil-Water-Plant Relationships
Course Code: ZTY539
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 2
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

The aim of this course is to teach the relations between soil-water and plant, in order to design and image proper irrigation and drainage systems

Course Content

Physical, chemical and biological processes occur in rhizosphere. Soil water holding capacity and availability of water for plants., Factors affecting on water and nutrient movement in soil and absorption by roots. , Water potentials in plants, Water movement within plants, Water cycle in soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, Plant-environment relationships, Respond of plants to water stres.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Selin Muradiye AKÇAY
Learning Outcomes
1.To have about soil water
2.To obtained l water relations of plants and soils
3.To understand soil water use with plants
4.To explain plant-water relations
5.To explain the water-yield relationships
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Water Relations of Plants and Soils. Kramer, J.P. ve J.B.Boyer, Academic Press.
2.Yeşilsoy, M. Ş., and M. Aydın. 1976. " Soil Physics (Toprak Fiziği)." ÇÜ Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları 116
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Physical and chemical properties of irrigation water
Week 2 - Theoretical
Osmotic phonemona and cell water relations
Week 3 - Theoretical
Physical properties of soil
Week 4 - Theoretical
Movement of water in the soil and soil water balance
Week 5 - Theoretical
Infiltration and measurement techniques
Week 6 - Theoretical
Hydraulic conductivity and measurement techniques
Week 7 - Theoretical
Measurement of soil moisture and define techniques
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Control of soil water for irrigation and irrigation techniques
Week 10 - Theoretical
Plant roots and root systems
Week 11 - Theoretical
Development of plant root systems
Week 12 - Theoretical
Environment factors for root systems
Week 13 - Theoretical
Soil structure and texture, temperature and soil air
Week 14 - Theoretical
Respond of plants to water stress
Week 15 - Theoretical
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory145298
Lecture - Practice144284
Midterm Examination1628
Final Examination18210
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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PÇ-3
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PÇ-9
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OÇ-1
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
OÇ-2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
OÇ-3
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
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3
OÇ-4
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
OÇ-5
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
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