Soil Properties and Quality Assessment

Aims

• evaluation of soil quality, understanding of nutrient cycles in soil and the development of the ability to consult.   

Prerequisites

Soil science, basic chemistry
 
  

Learning Outcomes

• Understanding soil properties and their interpretation • Connecting soil properties with soil quality  

Syllabus

Soil quality with regards to agriculture, chemical, compound behaviour. Surplus-limiting supplies of nutrients and contaminants, fertilizer recommendations.Nutrient flows in soils / Dynamics of nutrients and contaminants: mobility, bioavailability, soil quality assessment / Pathways of nutrient inputs & exports / N, P, K cycles.  

Content Delivery

Lessons will be given in the form of lectures (through the help of transparencies and slides).  

Coursework And Assignment Details

Assessment of students will be performed through written examinations.