EXCPE 4284 - Applied Soil Fertility

39 units

Online and Continuing Education

The importance of soil fertility in plant growth and nutrient uptake by crops and the agronomic significance of soil physical, chemical, and biological properties as they pertain to it will be discussed. Topics include major nutrients, secondary and micronutrients, and corresponding fertilizers. Soil fertility evaluation: soil testing; the backbone of soil fertility and problems soils (acid and saline soils) will be examined. Soil management challenges including fertilizer application, water use efficiency, interactions amount nutrients, and economics of plant-nutrient use will be covered.

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