Next Offered in 2016.
This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.
The unit provides Master of Applied Science students with knowledge of soil science including: developing the candidates ability to undertake chemical and physical soil analyses and interpret soil analytical data for management of soil related environmental management problems. Issues covered include: management of salinity, soil drainage, soil water retention and measurement for plant growth, soil erosion management and control, and soil chemical properties and processes.
The practical component provides students with skills involved in field description and sampling of soil profiles. The soil profiles are then analysed as a class exercise and interpretations and soil management plans are developed. Field trips to examine land use conflicts, soil erosion management and controlled traffic farming are also undertaken.
Students will also be expected to develop laboratory and field based record keeping and reporting skills.
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 Science|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
Dr R Doyle (Coordinator)
|Available as student elective?||No|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KLA397
26 lectures, 12 x 3-hour practical classes, 3 days of field trips
3-hour theory exam (50%), practical reports (40%), fortnightly spot tests (10%)
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