SOS 211 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: SOS 211

COURSE TITLE: Principles of Soil Science

NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units

COURSE DURATION: Two hours per week

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Adeniyi Adebowale Soretire B. Agric., M. Agric., PhD

Email: soradeb@yahoo.com

Office Location: Room 232, COLPLANT

Other Lecturers: Dr. J. O. Azeez; Dr. G. A. Ajiboye; Dr. M. A. Busari

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Definition of soil; soil genesis and formation. History of Soil Science; Basic principles of soil survey and classification. Soil survey information and land use planning. Soil colloids and soil reaction;  Soil nutrients and mineral nutrition of plants. Soil organic matter; types and activities of  soil organisms. Organic and inorganic fertilizers; nutrient management. Soil texture and soil structure. Soil management: tillage practices; soil water management; irrigation; drainage and soil erosion control.

SOS 211 Lecture Note

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