Information Package / Course Catalogue
Plant Nutrition and Fertilization in Soilless Culture
Course Code: ZTO523
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

The aim of the course is to give detailed information about plant nutrition and fertilization in hydroponic food production

Course Content

Terminology. The history of hydroponic food production. Principles of plant nutrition. Plant nutrients solutions. Media used in hydroponic food production. Preparation and using of plant nutrients solutions.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Mehmet Ali DEMİRAL
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to recognize the hydroponic food production concept
2.To be able to recognize the hydroponic food production methods
3.To be able to recognize the fertilization management in hydroponic food production
4.To be able to recognize the fertilization management in hydroponic food production
5.To be able to develop the ability to bring practical solutions to problems arising fertigation in hydroponic production
Recommended or Required Reading
1.The Physiology of Plants under Stress. Maynard G. Hale, David M. Orcutt. 1987. John Wiley & Sons Inc. ISBN. 0-471-88997-0.
2.Bitki Besleme. Burhan Kacar, Vahap Katkat. 1998. Vipaş Yayınları. ISBN: 975-564-068-1.
3.Bitki Fizyolojisi. Burhan Kacar, Vahap Katkat, Şule Öztürk. 2002. Nobel Yayıncılık. ISBN. 978-975-591-833-4.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Terminology and history.
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Power point presentation.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Principles of plant nutrition.
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Power point presentation.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Plant nutrients.
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Power point presentation.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Comparison of soil and soilless culture in plant nutrition.
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Power point presentation.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Uptake of plant nutrients by roots.
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Laboratory work.
Week 6 - Theoretical
Movement of water and minerals across membranes.
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Laboratory work.
Week 7 - Theoretical
Upward movement of water and plant nutrients in plants.
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Laboratory work.
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Types and properties of chemicals used in preparation of nutrient solutions.
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Laboratory work.
Week 10 - Theoretical
Methods of nutrient solution preparation
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Laboratory work.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Chemical calculations used in nutrient solution preparation
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Experimental Study at greenhouse
Week 12 - Theoretical
Application of nutrient solutions in different hydroponic food production method.
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Power point presentation.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Application of nutrient solutions in different hydroponic food production method.
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Experimental Study at greenhouse
Week 14 - Theoretical
Application of nutrient solutions in different hydroponic food production method.
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Power point presentation.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Application of nutrient solutions in different hydroponic food production method.
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Power point presentation.
Week 16 - Theoretical
Final Examination
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 Project103535
Laboratory100220
Midterm Examination101010
Final Examination102525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)206
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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OÇ-1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
OÇ-2
2
3
3
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2
2
2
2
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2
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2
2
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OÇ-5
2
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3
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