SOS 314 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: SOS 314

COURSE TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO PEDOLOGY AND SOIL PHYSICS

NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units

COURSE DURATION: Two hours per week

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Dr. J. K. Adesodun BSc., MSc., PhD

Email: adesodunjk@unaab.edu.ng

Office Location: Room 233, COLPLANT

Other Lecturers: Dr. B.A Senjobi., Dr. G.A. Ajiboye; Dr. S.J. Akinsete; and Dr. M.A. Busari

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Factors and processes of soil formation; rock weathering and common minerals in soil; soil morphological characteristics and profile description; characterization of soils using diagnostic properties; soil survey, mapping and classification.

Soil texture and surface area of particles; volume-mass relationships in soil; bulk density; porosity; soil water; hydrological cycle; water balance; water content and water retention; field capacity and permanent wilting point; water flow in soils; energy  balance; soil erosion and its control; conservation tillage.

Practical: Field: Soil profile description; morphology; texture by feel; colour; horizon   designation; sampling soil profile for water content and bulk density determination; comparing soil texture by feel wit texture by particle size distribution, soil temperature measurement in the field.

SOS 314 Lecture Note

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