ANR 240 Soil Science

Prerequisite: ANR 130 or BIO 114 and CHM 101

An applied study of physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils, emphasizing an ecological approach to management in a variety of contexts including field crops, horticultural crops, forests, and urban environments. This course covers soil formation and classification; fertility for plant nutrition; energy, water, and nutrient cycling; soil degradation and conservation; and soil-quality testing. Students conduct field and laboratory analyses, group and individual research projects, and reviews of the soil-science literature. Three lectures and one laboratory session each week. Natural Science Lab Course.


1 Course Credit