COURES CODE: SOS 520
COURSE TITLE: Principle of Soil Conservation and Management
NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units
COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week
Course Coordinator: Dr. J. K. Adesodun. BSc., MSc., PhD.
Office Location: Room 233, COLPLANT
Other Lecturer: Prof. F. K. Salako; Dr (Mrs.) S. J. Akinsete
Concept of soil conservation and management; soil degradation and rehabilitation. Accelerated soil erosion by water and wind; processes and factors of soil erosion; Measurements: quantitative evaluation of soil erosion using factor and process based models, e.g., Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE), Wind Erosion Equation (WEQ), Water Prediction Erosion Project (WEPP) etc.; field measurements. Cultivation and tillage; conservation tillage; crop residue management; cover crops and agroforestry. Irrigation and drainage; Soil salinity and alkalinity management. Nutrient management; macronutrients and micronutrients. Pollution and waste management.