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Unit of Study SOIL5001 Soil Processes (2024)

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    There will be a 3-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to for further information on timetables.

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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 role of organic matter and clay minerals in soil processes and properties

discuss the role of the major soil nutrients in plant nutrition and outline the main plant nutrient cycles

assess soil structure, texture and consistence in the field sufficient to enable soil classification

demonstrate soil surveying technique

discuss the use of soil classification systems in general and understand the features of a range of soil classification systems as well as classify soils according to two major Australian soil classification systems with interpretation of their limitations

describe some important soil chemical and physical processes and properties and discuss their implications for management.

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