Information Package / Course Catalogue
Seed Production Technic and Certification of Field Crops
Course Code: ZTB506
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 situation of seed production in Turkey, the introduction to seed production, seed ecology and cultivation of field crops, the introduction to the kind of seed control and certification, registration and seed certification and seed legislation

Course Content

The importance of seed and seed state of our country, the basic principles of seed production in field crops, seed control and certifications of field and laboratory control, seed processing and storage, seed rules and regulations of international seed trade.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to comprehend the importance of the principles of seed production
2.To be able to explain the stages of seed control and certification
3.To be able to comprehend and apply the practice of seed processing and storage processes
4.To be able to explain seed trade and international rules and practices
5.To be able to follow the developments related to legislation of seed
Recommended or Required Reading
1.1. Şehirali, S., 1997. Tohumluk ve Teknolojisi
2.1. Ed. Eser, B., Saygılı, H., Gökçöl, A., İlker, E., 2005. Tohum Bilimi ve Teknolojisi Cilt I
3.3. Vaughan, C.H., Gregg, B.R., Delouche, J.C., 1968. Seed Processing and Handling
4.4. Ed. Abay, C., Gökçöl, A., İlker, E., Türkekul, B., Gümüş., M., 2002. Türkiye I. Tohumculuk Kongresi
5.5. Farklı kaynaklardan derlenmiş sunumlar ve ders notları, internet kaynakları
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
The importance of seed and situation of seed production in Turkey
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 2 - Theoretical
The basic principles of seed production
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 3 - Theoretical
Seed production of cereals and grain legumes
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 4 - Theoretical
Seed production of industrial crops
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 5 - Theoretical
Seed production of forage crops
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 6 - Theoretical
Field inspections of seed control and certification
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 7 - Theoretical
Laboratories studies for seed control and certification
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Seed processing and storage
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 10 - Theoretical
The basic principles of seed trade
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 13 - Theoretical
Seed legislation
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 14 - Theoretical
Variety registration and seed certification
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 15 - Theoretical
Term project presentations
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Literature review
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 - Theory142256
Lecture - Practice142256
Assignment210122
Laboratory25112
Land Work42112
Midterm Examination115116
Final Examination120121
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)195
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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OÇ-1
5
5
5
4
3
5
4
4
5
3
OÇ-2
5
5
4
5
3
4
4
4
5
3
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5
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5
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3
5
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4
5
3
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5
5
5
5
5
5
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4
4
3
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