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
  • Describe the physical processes involved in soil erosion and how to mitigate it.
  • Diagram the nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and sulfur cycles to include identification of all nutrient forms.
  • Predict the relative mobility in the soil and in the plant of nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, and potassium.
  • Discuss the interaction between nitrogen/sulfer and pH/micronutrients in the soil.
  • Identify common fertilizer products and considerations for usage of each.
  • Calculate the cost of fertilizer applications.
  • Recognize common nutrient deficiency symptoms.
  • Analyze soil test reports to make fertilizer, amendment, and organic material management recommendations for a given production system and location.

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
B563
0070
Matthew Williams
AGPR 202
B454
5080
Matthew Williams
AGPR 202
B454
0070
Matthew Williams
AGPR 202
B344
5080
Matthew Williams
AGPR 202
B344
0070
Matthew Williams


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