Information Package / Course Catalogue
Soil Management and Erosion Control
Course Code: ZTO512
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 7
Objectives of the Course

The aim is to give detailed information about preventing the soil loss via erosion in order to create soil management systems.

Course Content

The loss of productivity of soils, tillage, protected cultivation, structure and conservation relations, plant production systems, soil erosion, the cultural and mechanical precautions against soil erosion, sustainable land management

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to comprehend the information about soil loss.
2.To be able to comprehend the negative effects of water and wind erosion.
3.To be able to comprehend the soil management systems applied in plant production.
4.To be able to evaluate the concept of sustainable land management systems.
5.To be able to comprehend the soil productivity and soil management system relations.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Toy, Terence J. 2002. Soil Erosion: Processes, Predicition, measurement and control. New York.
2.Frederick, R..T., Hobbs, J.A., Donahue, R.l., 1991. Soil and Water Conservation 2nd Ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall.
3.Syers, J.K., Rimmer D.L., 1994. Soil Science and Sustainable Land Management in The Tropics, Wallingford, CAB International
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Soil health
Week 2 - Theoretical
The methods of tillage
Week 3 - Theoretical
The methods of tillage
Week 4 - Theoretical
Soil erosion and taking cultural and mechanical precautions against erosion
Week 5 - Theoretical
Soil erosion and taking cultural and mechanical precautions against erosion
Week 6 - Theoretical
The relations between erosion and tillage
Week 7 - Theoretical
Conservative tillage
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
The loss of soil productivity
Week 10 - Theoretical
The relation between soil structure and yield
Week 11 - Theoretical
Plant production systems
Week 12 - Theoretical
Plant production systems
Week 13 - Theoretical
Sustainable land management
Week 14 - Theoretical
Sustainable land management
Week 15 - Theoretical
Sustainable land management
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 - Theory140342
Assignment202550
Term Project201020
Midterm Examination102020
Final Examination104545
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)177
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
PÇ-6
PÇ-7
PÇ-8
PÇ-9
PÇ-10
OÇ-1
4
4
4
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
OÇ-2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
OÇ-3
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
OÇ-4
3
2
2
2
3
3
3
2
2
3
OÇ-5
2
2
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
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