Soil Analysis Overview
This course involves detailed study of the biological, chemical, and geological components of soil, soil types, and soil health. Topics covered include principles and processes in soil chemistry, soil taxonomy, soil geography, and erosion. Additionally, students will explore the role of organic materials in soil health and type, general roles of soil properties on vegetative nutrient uptake, and the role of soil on nutrient and chemical cycles. Throughout the course of the term, students will pursue a project related to soil’s influence on environmental health and sustainability.