Information Package / Course Catalogue
Sustainable Agriculture
Course Code: ZTB518
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: 7
Objectives of the Course

Agro-Technique use in Sustainable Agriculture for high yield and product quality in accordance with the safety of the environmental balance

Course Content

Definition of sustainable agriculture, importance of sustainable agriculture for plants and soil, importance of nitrogen in field crops production, bacterial vaccination, bacterial-plant adaptation, nodule formation. The relationship between sustainable agriculture and plant yield is examined. The importance of crop rotation in sustainable agriculture, the benefits of legumes in crop rotation, tillage in sustainable agriculture, irrigation systems in sustainable agriculture and the effects of sustainable agriculture on soil and environment.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.1.To be able to comprehend the relationship between yield and soil in sustainable agriculture
2.2. To be able to comprehend the fertilization, irrigation, soil cultivation and crop rotation
3.3. To be able to improve productivity in sustainable agriculture
4.4. To be able to improve product quality in sustainable agriculture
5.Soil and plant relationship in sustainable agriculture
Recommended or Required Reading
1.1. Sustainable Agriculture, Second Edition, J. Mason, 2003, 209 p
2.2. Ökologischer Landbau, Grundwissen für die Praxis, Herrmann a. Plakolm, 1991, 428 p.
3.3. Sürdürülebilir Tarım konusunda yapılmış yabancı dilde yayınlar
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Characterization of sustainable agriculture, introduction and comparison with other agriculural systems
Week 2 - Theoretical
Sustainable consepts in agriculture
Week 3 - Theoretical
Fertilizition in sustainable agriculture
Week 4 - Theoretical
Crop rotation in sustainable agriculture
Week 5 - Theoretical
Soil tillage in sustainable agriculture
Week 6 - Theoretical
Irrigation in sustainable agriculture
Week 7 - Theoretical
Relations between soil fertility and sustainable agriculture
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Developing of organic matter in sustainable agricultural systems
Week 10 - Theoretical
Managing plants , crops and pastures
Week 11 - Theoretical
Soil fertility - product physiology – yield and quality interrelationships
Week 12 - Theoretical
Improve of the yield of some culture plants in the frame of sustainable agriculure uses
Week 13 - Theoretical
Improve of the product quality of some culture plants in the frame of sustainable agriculture
Week 14 - Theoretical
Presentation of assignments
Week 15 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory1473140
Term Project124125
Midterm Examination1718
Final Examination1718
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)181
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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