Introductory soil science 250

Modulekode GKD 250
Kwalifikasie Undergraduate
Fakulteit Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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.

Modulekrediete 12.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites CMY 117 GS or permission from the HOD
Contact time 3 lectures per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Department Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 1

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