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.
Subject Co-ordinatorGary Clark
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesCHE1CHF OR CHE1GEN
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Elements of the nature and properties of soils
AuthorBrady, NC., and Weil, R.R
PublisherPRENTICE HALL INTERNATIONAL, LONDON
Soils: Their properties and management
AuthorCharman PEV and Murphy BW
PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGary Clark
Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h directed reading per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Subject concepts available through self-directed on-line modules.
PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Including field excursions
WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Practical reports (3) based on laboratory work (Total 2250 words)||N/A||N/A||No||45||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7|
|Practical worksheets (3) based on laboratory work (Total 600 words)||N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7|
|Post-workshop quizzes (8) (Total 1600 words)||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7|