SOSC 021

Soils and Soil Management

Course overview

You’ll be introduced to the nature and properties of soils, with an end goal of managing soil fertility for agricultural and horticultural production.

Course information

Credits 15
Domestic fees $943.00

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. Describe the physical and chemical properties of a range of soils.
  2. Outline the various management strategies available to maintain the soil physical conditions for optimum production including irrigation, cultivation and drainage.
  3. Explain the key chemical aspects of soil fertility including essential nutrients and nutrient cycling.
  4. Understand the use of various fertilisers and demonstrate the ability to calculate correct nutrient and/or fertiliser application rates.

Course examiners

Roger McLenaghan

Roger McLenaghen

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences