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Soil Science (6 points)


Leader: Dr Tony Patti

Malaysia First semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Malaysia Second semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: Topics include the nature of soil, its formation and classification; physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil; soil organic matter; chemistry of the nutrients in soil including ion exchange, ion sorption, redox potential; environmental impact of soil salinity, acidity and soil erosion and their management practices; effect of human inputs and activities on soils including agrochemicals, agricultural and industrial wastes and pollutants.

Assessment: Written examination: 60% + Written assignments/field excursion report: 15% + Laboratory work: 25%

Contact Hours: 3 hours lectures/tutorial per week and 3 hours of practical work per week

Prerequisites: CHM1022 or CHM1639 or CHm1742

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