Grow a deep-rooted understanding of how soil interacts with water and nutrients to sustain life. Dig into soil problems including erosion, salinity and acidity. Sprout and harvest new ways to enrich and nourish agricultural productivity.
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate specialised and integrated knowledge of soil function in urban and rural landscapes and make recommendations for land management;
- describe, analyse and calculate the fundamental soil physical properties and explain how these relate to soil behaviour and management;
- explain and interpret the core concepts of soil chemistry, biology and nutrient cycling in terms of soil processes; and
- demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to utilise a range of practical field and laboratory techniques to assess soil properties.
- Soils and the landscape
- Soil physics
- Soil biology and chemistry
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
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This unit includes an on-campus intensive at the Armidale campus of UNE