Courses & Units

Soil Formation, Function and Fertility KLA213

Hobart

Introduction

The unit provides an introduction to the formation of key Tasmanian soil types, their parent materials and their land use potential. Soil fertility and key nutrient cycles (N, P and K), soil morphology and salinity will be examined in lectures, practicals and in the field. Basic soil chemical analysis for key nutrients will be examined. The unit involves three full-day excursions to examine the soils and land use of south-east Tasmania.

Summary

Unit name Soil Formation, Function and Fertility
Unit code KLA213
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Teaching staff

Dr RB Doyle, Dr M Hardie

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,783.00 050199

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KLA440

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 lectures, 3-hr practical weekly (13 wks), 3 full-day excursions

Assessment

3-hr theory exam (50%), practical work and reports (50%)

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Textbooks

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