SOL-2250 Soil Fertility - 3.00 credits

Plant nutrient forms, transformations, possible fates and cycles in soils are examined, with an emphasis on Western Canadian agricultural systems. Topics include agronomic practices to enhance soil fertility and nutrient utilization by plants. Techniques for soil sampling, manure application, composting, and commercial fertilizer placement are described. Calculations of commercial fertilizer and manure application rates to meet crop requirements and potential costs per unit of land are covered. Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0). Requisite Courses: Take SOL-1150 or RRM-2253 (Required, Previous), Take SOL-2250L (Required, Concurrent).