Information Package / Course Catalogue
Soil-Water-Plant Nutrients Relaitons
Course Code: ZTO514
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

Providing information about the water and soil properties as environmental factors to make able to interpret the mechanism of the water intake and transport in the soil plant atmosphere system.

Course Content

Environment and environmental factors, environmental factors as the soil, environmental factors as water, soil water, plant water, plants, water movement, water movement in soil-plant-atmosphere system, crop-environment relationships.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to comprehend the environment as a factor of the basic physical properties of soils.
2.To be able to comprehend the properties of the soil water.
3.To be able to comprehend the soil water retention situations, the energy and the soil moisture
4.To be able to comprehend the relationships between the basic properties of soil water and soil.
5.To be able to comprehend and evaluate the movement of water in plants
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Toprak Su İlişkileri (Prof. Dr. Nuri MUNSUZ), Toprak Bitki Su İlişkileri (Prof. Dr. M. Şefik YEŞİLSOY)
2.Soil Physics (Marshall-Holmes-Rose ).
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Environment and environmental factors
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Literature review
Week 2 - Theoretical
Soil as an environmental factor
Week 3 - Theoretical
Soil as an environmental factor
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Determination of homework theme
Week 4 - Theoretical
Water as an environmental factor
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Presentation and Discussion
Week 5 - Theoretical
Soil water
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Presentation and Discussion
Week 6 - Theoretical
Saturated and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Sampling
Week 7 - Theoretical
Saturated and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Sampling
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Midterm Exam Plant water
Week 10 - Theoretical
Plant water potentials
Week 11 - Theoretical
The movement of water in plants
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Sampling
Week 12 - Theoretical
The movement of water in plants
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Presentation and Discussion
Week 13 - Theoretical
The movement of water in the soil-plant-atmosphere system
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Presentation and Discussion
Week 14 - Theoretical
The movement of water in the soil-plant-atmosphere system
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Determination of homework theme
Week 15 - Theoretical
Plant-environment relations
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Semester 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
Assignment102020
Term Project202550
Midterm Examination103030
Final Examination105050
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)206
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
PÇ-6
PÇ-7
PÇ-8
PÇ-9
PÇ-10
OÇ-1
5
2
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
2
OÇ-2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
OÇ-3
3
3
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
OÇ-4
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
OÇ-5
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
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