Information Package / Course Catalogue
Fertilizing Micro Nutrient in Plants
Course Code: ZTO504
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: 7
Objectives of the Course

The objective of this course is to give basic informations about fertilizers, fertilization and aplication of convenient doses and forms of secondary plant nutrients.

Course Content

Functions and importance of micro nutrients in plant nutrition. Uptake mechanisms by root and leaf, factors on micronutrient uptake. Diagnosis of deficiency or toxicity by visually and analysis methods. Practical application dose, methods and fertilizer type.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to explain micro nutrient fertilizers
2.To be able to explain secondary plant nutrients
3.To be able to explain basic principals of fertilization
4.Technical information and data to use in fertilizer recommendations
5.Compare methods of fertilization
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Kacar, B. ve A. V. Katkat. 1999. Gübreler ve Gübreleme Tekniği.
2.Tisdale, S.L., W.L. Nelson and J.D. Beaton. 1985. Soil Fertility and Fertilizers. Macmillan Publishing Company. USA.
3.Havlin, J.L., Beaton, J.D., Tisdale, S.L., and Nelson, W.L. 1999. Micronutrients. In: Soil Fertility and Fertilizers: An Introduction to Nutrient Management: Sixth edition. Chapter 8. Prentice-Hall, Inc.
4.Mortvedt, J.J. 1991. Micronutrient fertilizer technology. In: Mortvedt, J.J., Cox, F.R., Shuman, L.M. and Welch R.M. (eds.). Micronutrients in Agriculture: Second Edition. Number 4 in the Soil Science Society of America Book Series. Chapter 14. Soil Science Society of America, Inc. Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Plant nutrients and their classification
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Literature research
Week 2 - Theoretical
Functions and importance of micro nutrients in plant nutrition. Critical values in plant and soil
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Determination of homework
Week 3 - Theoretical
Micronutrient uptake by root
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 4 - Theoretical
Micronutrient uptake by leaf
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 5 - Theoretical
Micronutrient types, features, reactions in soil and compatibility
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 6 - Theoretical
Application methods of micronutrients
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 7 - Theoretical
Remaining effect of micronutrients applied to the soil
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Practical application dose to the soil or plant and type of iron fertilizers
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 10 - Theoretical
Practical application dose to the soil or plant and type of manganese fertilizers
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 11 - Theoretical
Practical application dose to the soil or plant and type of boron fertilizers
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 12 - Theoretical
Practical application dose to the soil or plant and type of zinc fertilizers
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 13 - Theoretical
Practical application dose to the soil or plant and type of cupper fertilizers
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 14 - Theoretical
Practical application dose to the soil or plant and type of Mo fertilizers
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 15 - Theoretical
General revision
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
Assignment202040
Term Project101515
Midterm Examination102424
Final Examination104242
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)177
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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