Origin and development of soil, weathering and soil formation processes. Profile differentiation and morphology. Physical characteristics: texture, structure, soil water, atmosphere and temperature. Chemical characteristics: clay minerals, ion exchange, pH, buffer action, soil acidification and salinisation of soil. Soil fertility and fertilisation. Soil classification. Practical work: Laboratory evaluation of simple soil characteristics. Field practicals on soil formation in the Pretoria area.
Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
CMY 117 GS or TDH
1 practical per week, 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition
Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation
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