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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
TYS311 Soil Water Plant Relationships 927001 3 5 3
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of the course is teaching soil-plant-atmosphere and water relationships for hydrological and irrigation science perspective.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Eyüp Selim Köksal
Learning Outcomes
  1. Principals of soil and water.
  2. Principal components of soil water tension
  3. International physical units related to soil -plant and water.
  4. Basic structures of plant related to water movement
  5. Water movement form soil to crop and atmosphere
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Yeşilsoy, Ş. 1994. Toprak Bitki Su İlişkileri, Ç. Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi Genel Yayın No: 89, Adana.Kirkham, M. B. 2005. Principles of Soil and Plant Water Relations. Elsevier.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Content of the course is consist of physical units and international systems, general structures of water, soil and plant and water movement through soil, plant and atmoshpehere system.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Introduction,Physical units and international systems.
2.General structures and specifications of water,
3.Soil and water terminology and aplications,Stabil water in soil,
4.Water movement in the saturated soils,Fiedl Capacity, wilting point and available water in soils.
5.Penetrometer measurements,Measurements of oxigen distribution,
6.Infiltration,Porosite,Soil water content measurements,
7.Anaotomy of roots and piseuille law,Water movement in the root system and Gardner equations,Measurement of water potential,
9.Using pressure chamber for leaf water potential measurement,Anatomy of stems and determination of osmotic and turgor potential by means of pressure-volume curve.
10.Movement of water in the plant,Movement of water through soil-plant and atmosphere system,
11.Anathomy of leaves and leaf elastisidity,Structures of stoma and measurement of stomatal resistance,
12.Solar radiation and radiation budget,Using infrared thermometer devices for measurement of crop canopy temperature.
13.Water stress indexes,Evapotranspiration,
14.Crop evapotranspiration and water and yield relationships.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination140
Oral Examination220
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Field Work166