This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.
Provides Master of Applied Science students with knowledge of soil science. The unit provides knowledge of 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. The practical component provides students with skills and knowledge in soil chemical analysis for key nutrients in soils. The unit involves three full-day excursions to examine the soils and land use of south-east Tasmania. Students are expected to undertake a major research report on this fieldwork and analysis several components in detail. In addition to general course content, students are expected to undertake prescribed reading at an advanced level on recent developments in soil science and to incorporate this knowledge in their theory examination.
|Unit name||Soil Formation, Function and Fertility|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Richard Doyle|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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Lecture, 2 x 50min lectures per week; Practical, 10 x 3hr practicals; Fieldwork, 3 x 3hr field trip
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