Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Understand the role of soil properties on the different forms and available amounts of the essential nutrients for plants.
2. Carry out specific laboratory methods for the determination of soil available nutrients.
3. Interpret the results of soil and plant tissues analysis.
4. Recommend fertilization for crops.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Soil chemical analysis as a tool for the assessment of soil fertility. Soil available macro- and micronutrients (determination-calibration-interpretation). Plant tissues analysis. Critical levels of nutrients for crops. Physical-chemical approach of soil fertility assessment (quantity/intensity relations, sorption isotherms, chemical potential). Agricultural productivity and environmental quality.
soil available nutrients, calibration of methods of soil available nutrients' determination, plant tissues analysis, critical levels of nutrients