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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 2020

Unit name Soil, Nutrients and Water
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



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Teaching Pattern

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


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

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