AGRON 512 1 Spring 2023 - Soil-Plant Environment

Spring 2023
3 credit hours
Enrollment Limit: 
January 17, 2023 - May 12, 2023
David Kwaw-Mensah,, 515-294-5106
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.
Course Prerequisites: 
Recommended AGRON 501
Required Course Materials: 
1. Weil, R and Brady, N. The Nature and Properties of Soil. 15th Edition (April 2016). Pearson Education. Hardcover & eTextbook ISBN: 9780133254488
2. Marschner, P. Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants. 3rd Edition (September 2011). Elsevier Science. Hardcover & eTextbook ISBN: 9780123849052. Free PDF:
Troeh, F. R., J. A. Hobbs, and R. L. Donahue. 2004. Soil and Water Conservation: Productivity and Environmental Protection, 4th ed. Pearson/Education. ISBN 0130968072, 9780130968074
Permission Contact: 
Brenda Kutz,, (515) 294-2999
Departmental Requirements: 
Restricted to graduate students enrolled in MS Agronomy and Agronomy Graduate Certificate online degree program at ISU. Students from other departments must get permission.

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