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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
  • 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 See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    AGPR 202
    Winter 2016
    0070
    Matthew Williams
    AGPR 202
    Spring 2015
    0070
    Matthew Williams
    AGPR 202
    Spring 2015
    5080
    Matthew Williams
    AGPR 202
    Spring 2014
    0070
    Matthew Williams
    AGPR 202
    Spring 2014
    5080
    Matthew Williams


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
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    X
     
     
     
    X
    X
     
     

    *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.