Master Course Outline
AGPR-202
Soils Fertility and Management
Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50
Lecture Hours: 50


Description
Study of macro- and micronutrient uptake and utilization by plants and the fertilizer products used to supply different nutrients. Topics include soil conservation, erosion control practices, and utilization of soil survey reports. Prerequisite: AGPR 201 or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Interpret soil pH relationships based on soils cation exchange capacity and relate this to form and availability of nutrients.
  • Read and interpret soil test reports and make recommendations to include calculating the cost of fertilizer applications.
  • Describe the physical processes involved in soil loss by erosion and discuss and use capability classifications.
  • Outline the nitrogen cycle in soils and recognize forms of nitrogen in plant and soil and mobility of each form.
  • Summarize the need for phosphorous fertilizer and distinguish the forms occurring in soil and plant.
  • Analyze the need for potassium fertilizers and the forms of potassium in the soil.
  • Discuss soil-fertilizer sulfur relationships.
  • Evaluate the micronutrient needs of specific crops and availability dependence on soil pH.
  • Identify fertilizer products as to general type and where each would be used to the greatest advantage.
  • Read, interpret, and make fertilizer recommendations from a soil or plant tissue test analysis report.
  • Discuss the use of organic materials in a fertility management program.

Course Topics
  • Ion Exchange and Soil pH
  • Soil Erosion, Classification and Survey
  • Soil and Fertilizer Nitrogen
  • Soil and Fertilizer Phosphorous and Potassium
  • Sulfur and Soil Micronutrients
  • Fertilizers and Fertilizer Use and Management
  • Animal Manures and Other Organic Sources of Nutrients


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor Files
AGPR 202
B344
5080
Matthew Williams
AGPR 202
B344
0070
Matthew Williams
AGPR 202
B343
0070
Matthew Williams
AGPR 202
B014
5080
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 202
B013
5080
Jerry Kjack


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2014 - 20152015 - 2016
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