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SOIL 4234 Soil Nutrient Management

Syllabus Lecture

Syllabus Lecture

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SOIL 4234 – Fall 2017 – Calendar / Syllabus

Lecture 11:30-12:20               Room 201 Ag Hall

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

AUGUST

21   Orientation / Introduction.

23   Historical observations, Mitscherlich and Bray concepts

25   Mitscherlich and Bray concepts, general models (cont.)

28    Essential plant nutrients and the chemical form absorbed

 30   General rules of ion solubility

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

1   Nutrient mobility in soils and factors affecting it

 4   UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY

  6  Plant functions of essential nutrients

8     Plant functions of essential nutrients   

11   Soil acidity and buffer capacity

13    Soil acidity and liming

15  Saline and sodic soils

18    Exam 1

20   Soil and fertilizer N

22    N-Transformations

25   N-Transformations

27    N-Fertilizers 

  29    N-Fertilizers

  

 

 

OCTOBER

2 ** Soil testing and N fertilizer rec.

  4 ** Soil and Fertilizer P

6 **  Soil P reactions

9  Soil P reactions

11   Soil test P, calibration and correlation

13     Fertilizer P

16  Methods of P fertilization

18    Methods of P fertilization

20  Fall Break

23  **

25  ** Exam 2

27     Government Regs

30    Soil test report

NOVEMBER

1   Soil test report interpretations and fertilizer rec

3   Soil test report interpretations and fertilizer rec

6  Soil and Fertilizer K

8   **

10  Soil and Fertilizer K

13   Fertilizer K

15   **

17     Soil and Fertilizer S, Ca, Mg

20     Micro Nutrients

 22    Thanksgiving Break

 24    Thanksgiving Break

27    Soil and Fertilizer S, Ca, Mg 

29   Micro Nutrients

 

DECEMBER

 

 

Micronutrients

4  Soil Testing

6  Grid Sampling and  Soil EC

8    Tissue Testing

 

 

15    FINAL 10:00 am



 

 

Final EXAM, Friday December 15, 10-12

Grading:

A minimum of 15 maximum of 30 quizzes will be over the period of the semester

Lecture Grade:
Homework:  Approx 10%
Quiz Scores:  Approx 30%
Exams 1 and 2:  12.5% each
Final Exam: 25%

Soil 4234 Grade:
Lecture: 75%
Lab:  25%


A: 90-100
B: 80-90
C: 70-80
D: 60-70
F: 50-60

Attendance:  Mandatory,
No make ups allowed on missed quizzes or exams.
Students with excessive absences  4 or more, will receive F.

 

 

 

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