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AGPR 202
Soils Fertility and Management


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

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 See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    AGPR 202
    Spring 2014
    0070
    Matthew Williams
    AGPR 202
    Spring 2014
    5080
    Matthew Williams
    AGPR 202
    Winter 2014
    0070
    Matthew Williams
    AGPR 202
    Spring 2011
    5080
    Jerry Kjack
    AGPR 202
    Winter 2011
    0042
    Jerry Kjack


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.