COURES CODE: SOS 518
COURSE TITLE: Pedology
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week
Course Coordinator: Dr. Bola A. Senjobi. B.Sc, M.Sc. PhD
Office Location: Room 236, COLPLANT
Other Lecturers: Dr. G. A. Ajiboye
Basic principles of soil classification. Soil morphological characteristics and classification. Soil forming minerals and rocks. Soil survey methodology. Assemblage of maps; use of aerial photographs and topographic maps for soil survey and classification. Type of soil survey, field mapping and soil sampling. Routine laboratory determinations and correlation of soil data. Soil survey report writing and interpretations. Concepts, principles and justification of land-use planning. Historical and present trends in land use. Management problems relating to tropical soils; land –use and soil degradation. Soil and land capability classification.