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Fertility Analysis
Course Code: ZTO502
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement
Theory: 2
Prt.: 2
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

In this course, basic methods of pot experiments used in determination of soil fertility status are explained.Attendance will have skill for using pot experiments in determination of soil fertility status

Course Content

Fertility properties of soils, and their evaluation methods in terms of statistics like correlation analysis. Experiment types and some cautions for soil fertility determination. Statistical analysis methods, their applications and interpretation.

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Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to comprehend the techniques in application of experiments
2.To be able to comprehend the calculation of fertilizer requirement and fertlizer application techniques in experiments
3.To be able to explain the evaluation of agricultural researches
4.Being able to have an ability of selection of best methods for soil and plant analysis and interpretation of results
5. Being able to have skill for the interpretation of analysis results in view of soil fertility
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Açıkgöz, N., E. İlker, A. Gökçöl, 2004. Biyolojik Araştırmaların Bilgisayarda Değerlendirilmeleri. ISBN: 973-483-607-8 E.Ü. Tohum Teknolojisi Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi Yayın No:2 Bornova-İzmir 2.Açıkgöz, N., 1994. Tarımda Araştırma ve Deneme Metodları, , Ege Üniv. Ziraat Fak Yay No. 478, İzmir.
2.Açıkgöz, N., 1994. Tarımda Araştırma ve Deneme Metodları, , Ege Üniv. Ziraat Fak Yay No. 478, İzmir.
3.Steel, R.G.D and Torrie, J.H., 1981. Prensiples and procedures of statistics. Mc graw and HillInt. Editions.Aucland USA.
4.Cochran, W.G. and G.M. Cox, 1957. Experimental designs. II. Edition, John Wiley and sons Inc., Newyork
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Methods of determination soil fertility status
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Literature research
Week 2 - Theoretical
Basic principles of experimental methods, planning of experiments,
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Determination of homework
Week 3 - Theoretical
Some important laws on soil fertility
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 4 - Theoretical
The concept of soil fertility
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 5 - Theoretical
Evaluation of soil fertility properties in survey researches
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 6 - Theoretical
Methods used in determining plant fertility status evaluation
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 7 - Theoretical
Pot experiment carried out in greenhouse
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Greenhouse experiments carried out in soilless culture
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Presentation
Week 10 - Theoretical
Some technical aspects taking into consideration in fertilizer experiments in field conditions
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 11 - Theoretical
Completely randomized design and randomized complete block design
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 12 - Theoretical
Factorial and split plot design
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 13 - Theoretical
Interpretation of field and greenhouse experiments
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 14 - Theoretical
Regressions and their interpretation in field and greenhouse experiments
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 15 - Theoretical
Use of nuclear techniques in soil fertility experiments
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Seasonal project
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 - Theory140228
Lecture - Practice140228
Assignment203060
Term Project104040
Midterm Examination101414
Final Examination103030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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