COURSE CODE: SOS 515
COURSE TITLE: Soil and Plant Analysis
NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units
COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week
Course Coordinator: Dr. Jamiu Oladipupo Azeez B. Agric., M. Agric., PhD
Office Location: Room 151, COLPLANT
Other Lecturers: Dr (Mrs.) F. A. Olowokere
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.