Soil classification and surveying 350

Module code GKD 350
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

A taxonomic system for South Africa. USDA’s Soil Taxonomy. Land suitability evaluation. Optimal resource utilization. The conservation component. Ecological aspects. Ecotype, land types. Soil maps. Practical work: Field practicals and compulsory excursion. Identification of soil horizons, forms and families. Land suitability evaluation. Elementary mapping exercise.

Module credits 14.00
Prerequisites GKD 250 GS
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Academic organisation Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 1

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