INTRODUCTION TO LAND AND SOIL MANAGEMENT
Credit points: 15
This subject, is designed an introduction to land and soil management, particularly in agriculture and the environment. Topics covered include, soil formation, soil classification, soil structure and soil nutrients are covered. The physical, chemical and biological processes in soils and landscapes are investigated. Important issues such as salinity, sodicity will also be discussed.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorGary Clark
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites CHE1BAS or CHE1CHF or CHE1GEN
Incompatible subjects AGR2SS, AGR2ILM
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Elements of the nature and properties of soils||Recommended||Brady, NC., and Weil, R.R||3RD EDN, PRENTICE HALL INTERNATIONAL, LONDON 2002.|
|Readings||Soils: Their properties and management||Preliminary||Charman PEV and Murphy BW||3RD EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2007|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGary Clark
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Including field excursions"
|Presentation and project||A project will require an oral and written assessment of an exercise in land capability, incorporating knowledge of soil, formation, soil physical and chemical properties learned during the semester.||10|
|Scientific reports (approx 500-1000 words each) based on laboratory work||30|
|Tests/exams throughout the semester equivalent to 3-hours||60|