PLSCS 2600

PLSCS 2600

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Designed for students interested in a comprehensive introduction to soil science from both an environmental and plant management perspective. Divided into three units: (1) soil information unit introduces students to soil characterization, testing, mapping, classification, GIS, and land evaluation; (2) soil management unit addresses fertility, pest management, water, and microclimate, as well as erosion, conservation, pollution, and soil health; and (3) unit on the role of soils in ecosystems considers topics such as biodiversity, soils as sinks and sources of greenhouse gases, and the impact of soils on land use. Labs are initially field-oriented with an emphasis on learning practical skills needed to evaluate and manage soils. Subsequent labs focus on accessing, interpreting, and applying soil information.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate standing; or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG)

  • Apply needed tools and skills to better understand the nature of soil and soil management needs.
  • Identify tools to monitor and assess soil properties.
  • Produce good written academic and research projects to effectively demonstrate knowledge and the ability to communicate such knowledge.
  • Develop an understanding of the distribution and diversity of soils.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1047PLSCS 2600  LEC 001

  •  1048PLSCS 2600  LAB 401

  •  1049PLSCS 2600  LAB 402

  •  1050PLSCS 2600  LAB 403

  •  3294PLSCS 2600  LAB 404