COURSE CODE: SOS 211
COURSE TITLE: Principles of Soil Science
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: Two hours per week
Course Coordinator: Dr. Adeniyi Adebowale Soretire B. Agric., M. Agric., PhD
Office Location: Room 232, COLPLANT
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.