EVS 325 - Soil Systems and Sustainability (3)

Prerequisite: One Doane Core laboratory science class.
An introduction to the properties and nature of soils as the foundation of sustainable agroecosystems. This course will provide a basic understanding of soil science terminology, soil formation, and the chemical, biological and physical properties of soil. The effects of soil properties on plant growth in crop production, turf management, and ecosystems will be investigated. Upon completion, students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of soils as they relate to water, plant nutrition, ecosystems and agriculture.

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