SOSC 224

Soil Management

Course overview

You’ll grow your knowledge of the theory and practice of soil management.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):


  • Soil Science I, SOSC-106

Available semesters Semester 1 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $1,030.00

Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Explain the basic methods of soil and plant analysis and their interpretation.
  2. Compare the properties and effects of different fertilisers and organic manures on plant yield and crop quality.
  3. Determine basic fertiliser requirements of pastures and crops.
  4. Explain the basic principles of soil water flow, yield-water relationships, irrigation scheduling and drainage.
  5. Evaluate the effects of cultivation on soil physical conditions and to compare the methods available to alleviate physical problems.

Course examiners

Hong Di

Hong Di


Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences