Soils and Plant Nutrition
BIOLGY X 493.2
Learn the physical, biological, and chemical properies of soils; learn what is in a soil report and how to improve your soil's yield.
What you can learn.
- Define soil science vocabulary
- Identify different soil textures and types
- Understand the basics of the physical and chemical properties of soils
- Learn to select and apply fertilizers and soil amendments effectively
About this course:This introductory course covers the physical, biological, and chemical properties of soils, as well as basic plant nutrition and fertilization. Soil conditions that affect plant-soil-air-water relations are discussed, including the effects of soil compaction and drainage. Other topics include the texture, structure, and classification of soils, the use of soil amendments to improve soils, and the properties and applications of fertilizers.
Recommended but not required for enrollment: BIOLGY X 496.2 General Botany for Gardeners or BIOLGY X 494 Introduction to Horticulture.