Dec 08, 2021
HORT 1023 - Soil Science Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: In this course, students will study soil profiles, soils of the world, nutrients and fertilizers, soil testing, soils for container growing and greenhouse potting, soil-working equipment, and hydroponics.
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in HORT 1021 .
- Bulk density
- Cation exchange
- Container growing in field and greenhouse
- Drainage and irrigation
- Hydroponics and aeroponics
- Mineral vs. organic soil
- Nutrients and fertilizer
- Organisms in the soil
- Soil air and pore space
- Soil constituents and soil classes
- Soil management
- Soil profile
- Soil testing
- Soil water and soil pH
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- develop nutrient management plans that prevent water pollution.
- prescribe soil management practices that prevent soil loss and degradation.
- define plant nutrients and fertilizer products.
- identify growing media for greenhouse and container growing.
- understand components of soil and the changes that occur through cultivation.
- describe the soil profile and the processes that develop soil.
- identify the similarities and differences between soils in temperate zones.
- describe hydroponics and aeroponics.
- demonstrate soil testing for available nutrients and physical characteristics.
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