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CHEM1001 - Chemistry and SCIN1004 - Earth Systems; OR Admission to 2125105 - Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture and SCIN1001 - Nature of Science (pre or co req); OR Admission to 1108440 - Graduate Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture.
There will be a two-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. For Regenerative Agriculture students, the residential will run in O Week of Term 2. For dates, contact your Unit Assessor: email@example.com For on-campus students there are four 3-hour compulsory practical sessions during the Term. Please refer to timetable information for details. For post-graduate students, this unit requires students to have an understanding of minerals and landscape development and of basic chemistry. This essential background is provided by the completion of the pre-requisite units or equivalent experience.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
describe the main soil forming processes
describe the major biological, chemical and physical properties of soils and their influence on water and nutrient cycles
assess and describe soil structure, texture and consistence and classify soils using different soil classification methods
discuss the cycling of nutrients through soil and their availability to plants.
Prescribed learning resources
- The following text is available free online at: https://www.publish.csiro.au/ebook/download/pdf/8016: Isbell, R.F. and the National Committee on Soil and Terrain, 2021, The Australian Soil Classification, 3rd, CSIRO, Canberra, ACT. ISBN: 978-1-486-1479-9.
Laboratory coat and safety glasses are required for laboratory sessions.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.
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