Subject: Soil Science
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 3 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Soil Science


Combines theoretical and experimental elements aimed at providing understanding of the fundamental soil physical properties and processes, as well as the ability to solve practical problems related to agricultural and environmental problems. Topics include a discussion of the solid, liquid, and gaseous phases of the soil and the interactions between the phases, the movement of water, chemicals, air, and heat in soils, and the effects of these on plant growth and the environment. The laboratory involves the measurement of selected properties and their interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): EVSC 220 or SLSC 240.

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