Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog
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AGSC 200 - Soil Nutrient Management

Credit(s): 3

This course covers the principles of soil nutrient management as they relate to plant nutrition and crop production.  The role of soil physical, biological and chemical processes in soil quality will be emphasized. Students will learn how to conduct and interpret soil tests, become familiar with various soil amendments, and gain experience in application procedures. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • List essential macro and micro nutrients of plants and describe their function in plants.
  • Describe nutrient uptake mechanisms, deficiency/toxicity symptoms, and common fertilizer sources for essential plant nutrients.
  • Describe common soil fertility building principles and practices.
  • Conduct and interpret soil tests.
  • Calculate soil amendment application rates.
  • Develop a soil nutrient management plan for a horticultural or agricultural system.

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