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SOIL 4234

 

Soil Nutrient Management, Oklahoma State University
Soil Nutrient Management

 

Syllabus Lab

COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE: SOIL 4234 Soil Nutrient Management

LABORATORY COMPONENT

FACULTY:      Brian Arnall 373 Ag Hall

TEACHING ASSISTANT: Jeremiah Mullock; Agronomy Farm 615

                                                jeremiah.mullock@okstate.edu; 405-744-7364

COURSE OBJECTIVES: To examine the action of important concepts and principles of nutrient management in laboratory and field settings.

STYLE / MODE OF TEACHING:  Discussion and student participation in demonstration of fundamental concepts and principles.

EXAMS:  See course calendar.

There will be quizzes or other performance evaluations over lab work which will account for 100 points.  A final exam will account for an additional 100 points.  Scores for each 100-point event will be adjusted using the same procedure outlined for the lecture component of the course. 

GRADING PROCEDURE:  See syllabus for lecture portion of course.  Seventy five percent of the course grade will be determined from performance in the lecture and 25 percent of the course grade will come from performance in the laboratory portion of the course.

A: 90-100
B: 80-90
C: 70-80
D: 60-70
F: 50-60

Attendance:  Mandatory

GRADING PROCEDURE:  See syllabus for lecture portion of course.  Seventy five percent of the course grade will be determined from performance in the lecture and 25 percent of the course grade will come from performance in the laboratory portion of the course.

SOIL 4234 Fall 2012 Calendar / Syllabus

LAB SECTIONS 1 AND 2; Rm 164 Ag. Hall

LAB DATES

LAB TOPICS

August

22

1.**Orientation and Nutrient Mobility Lab

29

2.Basic Chemistry and Solubility Related to Soil Nutrient Management

September

5

3.Sample Nutrient Mobility Lab

12

4.Soil Acidity and Lime

19

5.Saline and Alkali Soil Reclamation

26

6.Ammonia Volatilization - anhydrous ammonia
Ammonia Volatilization - urea

October

3

7. Soil and Plant Additives

10

8. Completion of exercises and evaluation

17

9. ** Soil Sampling Field Exercise

24

10.** Visit Soil Testing Lab

31

11. Soil Sampling results and discussion

November

7

12.Evaluate field response to soil acidity, liming, N and P fertilizers

14

13. Interactive project

21

Thanksgiving Break (no-class)

28

14.Precision Management

December

5

Review/Study

10-14

Finals Week

 

 

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