LAND AND SOIL MANAGEMENT
Credit points: 15
This subject covers chemical, physical and biological aspects of soil and uses a field study of lime plots at the university farm to illustrate concepts. The importance of nutrient recycling and carbon dynamics in sustainable land use, and their impacts on the environment are studied. Management of land degradation including soil acidification, subsoil constraints and soil contamination is also an important component.
Subject Co-ordinatorCaixian Tang
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management
Quota-conditions or rulesPriority is given to students admitted in SBAG, SBS (Agricultural Science or Environmental Geoscience major), SZAGB, SZAGID and LZCAG for which this subject is core, then all other degrees by order of enrolment
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Scientific writing = Thinking in words
Soils: Their properties and management
AuthorCharman PEV and Murphy BW
PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
The nature and properties of soils
AuthorBrady, NC and Weil, RR
Edition/Volume14th EDN revised
PublisherPEARSON PRENTICE HALL
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 2, Day
Maximum enrolment size65
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCaixian Tang
Computer LaboratoryWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Three 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 hour end-of-semester exam
|Central exam||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO3|
Three Laboratory reports and quizzes (300-words equivalent each, total 900-words equiv.) Individual written submissions.
One group oral presentation on lime project (400-words equivalent per student). Marks for teamwork are included in this component.
One group scientific paper on lime project (800-words per student). Students may write and submit the paper individually.