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.
|Unit name||Soil Formation, Function and Fertility|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|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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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KLA440
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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