Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
OTİ-23-134Crop RotatIon PlantIng For OrganIc FarmIng Elective136
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Crop rotation in agricultural production is one of the best cultural practices affecting the yield obtained from per unit area. One of the important factors of reaching success in crop production is application a planned rotation system. The aim of the course is • to learn the concepts and theories of rotation • to provide the basic knowledge about disadvantage of monoculture • to learn the difference amongs the traditional farming, modern agriculture, sustainable farming and organic farming • to teach suitable crop rotations according to climate and soil conditions.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr.Özcan ÇAĞLAR
Learning Outcomes
1At the end of this course, the student will be able to; 1.To have the ability to make decision on alternative crop rotation systems according to regions. 2.Evaluates the interactions between cropping systems and cultivation techniques and introduces principles. 3. To have knowledge about the benefits of crop rotation and the disadvantages of monoculture agriculture in field crop cultivation. 4. Evaluates cultivation techniques applied in dry, wet and wet farming systems 5. Learns the factors affecting the yield and quality in plant production by evaluating their effectiveness.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
1.Teaching the disadvantages of product cultivation in monocultural style, 2.To explain the importance of rotation in agricultural production and its benefits and, 3.To be aware of the issues related to planting rotation in traditional and organic agriculture
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
11 Field agriculture systems. Soil fertility and crop rotation. Differences between traditional and organic farming.. 2 Convergence and soil fatigue among cultivated plants 3 Possibilities of using plants as pre-plants. Pre-plant effect and pre-plant values of plants 4 İssues to be considered in crop rotation. 5 Soil, plant and nutrition relations in crop rotation. The importance and importance of farm manure. Green fertilizers and compost. 6 Weed, disease, pest and insect fighting. Irrigation in crop rotation 7 Examples of the most suitable crops according to agricultural areas and agricultural systems 8 Mid-Term Exam 9 The rotation system will be implemented in different regions in Turkey 10 Sustainable agriculture in crop rotation 11 Rotation and rotation plans in organic farming 12 Second crop rotation 13 Mixed sowing systems. Winter intermediate cultivation opportunities.Summer second crop cultivation opportunities. Fodder production models in crop rotation. 14 Allelopathic relations between cultivated plants. General evaluation 15 Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Course Books: 1 Acar, Z., Ayan, İ, Günaydın, G. (2009). Ekim Nöbeti.Samsun: Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Ders Kitabı No: 62. 2.Könnecke, G. (1978). Münavebe. Ankara: Türkiye Şeker Fab. A.Ş. Yayın No:207, 500s Other Reference(s): 1.KARADAŞ,K., TURGUT,B., OLGUN,M.,2007. Organik tarımda farklı ekim nöbeti uygulamalarının denenmesi, Türkiye VII. Tarla Bitkileri Kongresi, 25-27 Haziran 2007 Erzurum, (Sunulu Bildiri), 2.KARA ,B., KARA,N., AKMAN,Z., BALABANLI,C.,2011. Tarla bitkilerinde ekim nöbetinde ön bitki değeri ve etkileri, Batı Akdeniz Tarımsal Araştırma Enstitüsü Derim Dergisi, 28(1):12-24
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Writing Paper12020
Criticising Paper248
Self Study6212
Individual Study for Homework Problems2510
Individual Study for Mid term Examination6318
Individual Study for Final Examination6424
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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