AGRON 512 1 Fall 2020 - Soil-Plant Environment

Fall 2020
3 credit hours
Enrollment Limit: 
20
Date: 
August 24, 2020 - December 18, 2020
Instructor: 
Renuka Mathur, rrmathur@iastate.edu, 515-294-2628
Course Description: 
Soil properties and their impact on soil/plant relationships. Soil structure, aeration, moisture, and nutrients will be discussed in the context of soil fertility and environmental quality management. Required course for the Master of Science in agronomy degree program and agronomy graduate certificate program.
Course Prerequisites: 
AGRON 502
Recommended AGRON 501
Required Course Materials: 
Weil, R and Brady, N. The Nature and Properties of Soils. 15th Edition, May 2016. Pearson Education. Hardcover & eTextbook ISBN: 9780133254488.
Marschner, P. Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants. 3rd Edition, September 2011. Elsevier Science. Hardcover & eTextbook ISBN: 9780123849052.
Free PDF: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780123849052
Departmental Requirements: 
Controlled Enrollment: AGR. Restricted to graduate students enrolled in the MS Agronomy and Agronomy Graduate Certificate online degree programs. All other majors contact the MS Agronomy program office at 515-294-2999 or msagron@iastate.edu.
Proctor Requirements: 
No requirement

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