Soil Science

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SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1
Understand the place of soil science in crop husbandry, definition of soil, main soil types and their characteristics and the composition on mineral soils.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2
Understand the importance of inorganic fractions such as mechanical analysis, soil texture, soil sampling, types of rocks and origin of stones, sand, silt, clay and soluble salts.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3
The learner will learn and identify the properties of sand, silt, clay, soil acidity and base exchange.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4
Understand the principles of organic matter including origin of organic matter, soil microflora, breakdown of organic matter, carbon and nitrogen cycles, properties of organic matter and soil structure.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5
The learner will be able to manage and understand forms of water, movement of water in soils, availability of water to the plants and the effects of irrigation.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6
The learner will be able to understand soil air and temperature, pore space in the soil, soil air and soil temperature.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7
The learner will be able to identify and understand types of brak soils, origin of brak soils and the reclamation of brak soils.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8
Understand and implement soil classification and soil analysis such as soil profiles, soil cultivation, meanings of soil analysis, soil sampling sheet and fertilizer recommendation sheets.