Upon completion of the courses, the students will be able to:
1. Understand the environment of the rhizosphere.
2. Understand root growth under soil stress conditions
3. Solve root growth problems depending on soil stress
4. Understand the functions of the root-soil particles interface
5. Understand the effect of physical and mechanical soil properties on root growth and functions.
6. Estimate the influence of root systems on soil conditions
Course Content (Syllabus)
Soil as a medium for plant growth. The root-soil particles interface.The effect of physical and mechanical soil properties on root growth and functions. Managing soil conditions for undisturbed root growth. Influence of root systems on soil conditions. The rhizosphere as a site of Biochemical interactions among soil components, plant and microorganisms.Dynamics of nutrient movement at the soil-root interface.Uptake and accumulation heavy metals in the root.Mineralization and immobilization in the rhizosphere.
Phizosphere, water uptake, mechanical hindrance of root growth, biochemical interactions between soil-plant, heavy metal, microorganisms