This unit is offered in even years.
Develops students`ability to undertake basic soil analyses and interpret soil analytical data for management of soil physical, chemical and morphological problems. Issues covered include: management of salinity, soil drainage design, soil water retention and irrigation principles, soil biology, erosion control, and soil chemical processes. The unit involves field description and sampling of several soil profiles. The soil profiles are then analysed as a class exercise and interpretations and soil management plans are developed. Field trips to examine soil erosion management and controlled traffic farming are also undertaken.
|Unit name||Soil Science|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Dr RB Doyle|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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KLA213 or KEA101 or KNE273 or Admission into a Masters course
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
KLA297 or KLA613
2 lectures weekly, 13 x 3-hr practicals, 2 full-day field trips
3-hr exam (50%), written and practical reports (50%)
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