Information Package / Course Catalogue
Ecophysiology of Corn and Agronomic Practices
Course Code: ZTB538
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 determine the physiological period of maize and effect of environmental factors (temperature, rainfall, relative humidity and wind) on the period. In addition it can be made a show of some agricultural practices to provide optimal conditions.

Course Content

With this course, corn vegetative (4 leaf, 8 leaf, 12 leaf, 16 leaf and tasseling) and reproductive (pollination, blister, milk stage, dough stage dent stage and physiological maturity stage) growth stages are indicated. Effect of some different environmental factors (temperature, rainfall, relative humidity and wind) on corn plant development is also emphasized. Some agronomical practices (tillage, fertilization, irrigation and pesticide application) In order to provide an optimum environment for plants are determined. It is described that effects of these practices on length of physiological period of plant and the resulting of products.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Lec. Yakup Onur KOCA
Learning Outcomes
1.Determination of physiological growth stages (vegetative and reproductive) on corn
2.The impact of environmental factors on the period
3.Determination of effects on agricultural practices of plant growth
4.Determination of effects on agricultural practices of products (grain and silage)
5.Determination of effects on quality of products
Recommended or Required Reading
1.E.P. ODUM and G.W. BARRETT. 2005. Fundamentals of Ecology, Thomson Learning Brooks/Cole, Belmont, CA, USA, 624 pp).
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Corn seed, germination physiology and light
Week 1 - Practice
Application about Corn seed, germination physiology and light
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Review of related issues with support of active education
Week 2 - Theoretical
Vegetative and reproductive growth stages
Week 2 - Practice
Application about Vegetative and reproductive growth stages subjects
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Review of related issues with support of active education
Week 3 - Theoretical
The effects of sowing time on growth stages
Week 3 - Practice
Application about sowing time on growth stages
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Review of related issues with support of active education
Week 4 - Theoretical
The effects of temperature changes on corn plant
Week 4 - Practice
Application about the effects of temperature changes on corn plant
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Review of related issues with support of active education
Week 5 - Theoretical
Natural rainfall and relative air humidity
Week 5 - Practice
Application about Natural rainfall and relative air humidity subjects
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Review of related issues with support of active education
Week 6 - Theoretical
Soil characteristics and Wind
Week 6 - Practice
Application about soil characteristics and wind
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Review of related issues with support of active education
Week 7 - Theoretical
The effects of environmental changes on corn grain quality
Week 7 - Practice
Application about environmental changes on corn grain quality
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Review of related issues with support of active education
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Identification and determination of agronomical traits during corn growth period
Week 9 - Practice
Defination of agronomical traits during corn growth period
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Review of related issues with support of active education
Week 10 - Theoretical
Tillage during corn growth period
Week 10 - Practice
Tillage applications during corn growth period
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Review of related issues with support of active education
Week 11 - Theoretical
First and second fertilizations of corn, effects of increasing the number of applications on corn grain
Week 11 - Practice
Fertilizing applications
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Review of related issues with support of active education
Week 12 - Theoretical
Foliar fertilization and is it necessary?
Week 12 - Practice
Foliar fertilizer applications
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Review of related issues with support of active education
Week 13 - Theoretical
Pesticide applications during the corn farming
Week 13 - Practice
Pesticide applications
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Review of related issues with support of active education
Week 14 - Theoretical
Irrigation times and methods during corn growth period
Week 14 - Practice
Irrigation methods for corn cultivation
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Review of related issues with support of active education
Week 15 - Theoretical
Harvest of grain and silage
Week 15 - Practice
Harvest applications
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Review of related issues with support of active education
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 - Practice140228
Assignment402080
Term Project103030
Midterm Examination1314
Final Examination1516
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)204
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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