PWS 283

Soil Science Laboratory

Plant and Wildlife Sciences College of Life Sciences

Course Description

Laboratory and field techniques in determining soil physical, chemical, and biological properties.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

1

Fixed

1

Fixed

0

Fixed

3

Other Prerequisites

PWS 282 or concurrent enrollment.

Title

Soil Assessment

Learning Outcome

Understand basic soil assessments related to soil chemistry, physics, biology, and nutrient fertility

Title

Soil Analysis, Classification, and Content

Learning Outcome

Conduct basic soil methods in nutrient analysis; textural classification; and organic matter, cation exchange capacity, acidity, and alkalinity content

Title

Laboratory Techniques

Learning Outcome

Apply laboratory techniques to determine problems associated with soil resource conservation and management