Courses & Units

Soil Science KLA397


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
Unit code KLA397
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Dr RB Doyle
Teaching staff

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


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KLA213 or KEA101 or KNE273 or Admission into a Masters course

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

KLA297 or KLA613


Teaching Pattern

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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