SOIL203-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Soil Fertility

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

Basic soil properties; soil formation and soils in the New Zealand landscape; soil chemical and physical properties which are important to sustainable land use and environmental protection; assessment of soil nutrient availability, particularly with respect to forests.

Students will develop an understanding of soil properties which are important to sustainable land use and environmental protection including soil formation, soils in the New Zealand landscape, soil physical properties, soil nutrient availability, nutrient cycling and assessment of soil fertility.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Understand and be able to discuss differing soil properties;
  • Understand and be able to discuss sustainable land use and its role in environmental protection; and
  • Be able to practically apply their knowledge of soil nutrients in the context of plant growth

Pre-requisites

30 points from CHEM, GEOL, BIOL, or by approval Chair Forestry Board of Studies

Restrictions

SOIL201

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 260 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 A7 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 260 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00 Rehua 329 (18/9)
Jack Erskine 010 Computer Lab (4/9-11/9, 25/9)
3 Sep - 30 Sep
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00 1 Oct - 14 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00 Lincoln University 23 Jul - 26 Aug

Timetable Note

Laboratories and tutorials are held at Lincoln University and other venues. Transport is provided by the School for this. Students will be provided with a schedule of dates and venues at the commencement of the course.

Course Coordinator

Mark Bloomberg

Lecturers

Prof Leo Condron (Lincoln University) and Juergen Esperschuetz

Assessment

A pass in this paper requires 50% or higher in total from the four component marks; plus
Satisfactory attendance and performance in the laboratory/tutorial section

Textbooks

Required Texts

McLaren, R. G. , Cameron, K. C. Dr; Soil science : sustainable production and environmental protection; New ed; Oxford University Press, 1996.

Additional important references will be available on restricted loan and/or selected sections will be available on the SOIL203 Learn site. The following three references are particularly important:

Maclaren & Cameron. Soil Science: Sustainable Production and Environmental Protection (2nd Ed). Available from the University Bookshop.

Molloy, L., Christie, Q.R. & Hewitt, A.E. (1998). Soils in the New Zealand landscape: the living mantle. New Zealand Society of Soil Science (2nd ed)

These publications are on the high-demand section at the Library.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $4,363.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 72

For further information see School of Forestry.

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