The course explores soil and soil processes regarding their role within the environment.  The content covers an introduction to soil formation, classification, mapping and land evaluation; soil chemical reactions and soil management; soil fertility and soil physical properties.


Field: texture; colour; structure; infiltration; soil identification; land evaluation. Laboratory: particle size; pH; cation exchange properties; P; C; fertilizer sources

Assessment: 2 theory tests (25%), laboratory and field reportes & tutorials (25%); 3h exam (50%).

DP Requirement: 80% attendance at practicals and tutorials; 40% Class mark