SOS 515 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: SOS 515

COURSE TITLE: Soil and Plant Analysis

NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units

COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Jamiu Oladipupo Azeez B. Agric., M. Agric., PhD

Email: azeezjo@unaab.edu.ng

Office Location: Room 151, COLPLANT

Other Lecturers: Dr (Mrs.) F. A. Olowokere

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Collection and preparation of soil and plant samples. The principles of soil testing. Dissolution for total elemental analysis. Testing for available nutrients in the soil. Testing for pH and lime requirement. Interpretation of analytical results. Principles and practices in plant analysis. Sampling and analyzing tissue samples. Plant analysis as aid in fertilizing crops. Operation and management of a soil testing and plant analysis laboratory.

Practical:  Sampling techniques. Handling of soil and plant samples. Analysis of soil and plant samples for total elements and for available nutrients.

SOS 515 Lecture Note

 

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