Lecture-lab_schedule 2009

Lecture-lab_schedule 2009 - 6 18 K Microbial processes...

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LECTURE, READING AND LABORATORY SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2009 Date # Lecture Topic Reading Laboratory Week 1 September 25 1 R Introduction. What is soil? Chapter 1 NO lab Week 2 28 2 R Soil texture Chapter 2 30 3 R Soil structure October 2 4 R Soil minerals Prepare soil; Plant seeds; Begin texture. Week 3 5 5 R Soil minerals 7 6 R Soil color and consistence 9 7 R Organic fraction, soil pores Finish texture. Initiate water flow. Week 4 12 8 R Soil atmosphere Chapter 3 14 9 R Soil solution 16 10 R Liquid-solid interactions Field trip Week 5 19 11 R Liquid-solid interactions Water flow, bulk density 21 First mid-quarter exam Covers all material to date . 23 12 K Heat flow in soils Chapter 4 Week 6 26 13 K Water movement Chapter 5 29 14 K Water movement 30 15 K Managing soil water Chapter 6 Microbial respiration Week 7 November 2 16 K Soil organisms-inventory Chapter 7 4 17 K Soil organisms constraints
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Unformatted text preview: 6 18 K Microbial processes Chapter 8 Soil chemistry Week 8 9 19 K Microbial processes 11 Veterans Day No class Harvest plants 13 Second mid-quarter exam Covers primarily material since first exam Week 9 16 20 K Plant nutrition Chapter 9 18 21 K Managing plant nutrients Chapter 10 20 22 K Managing plant nutrients Soil genesis, profile descriptions Schedule (continued) Date # Lecture Topic Reading Laboratory Week 10 23 23 K Acidity Chapter 11 25 24 K Salinity and sodicity 27 NO CLASS, HAPPY THANKSGIVING No lab this week Week 11 30 25 R Factors and processes of soil formation Chapter 12 December 2 26 R Products of soil formation Lab report due 4 27 R Organizing information; Soil classification Chapter 14 Soil maps and interpretation Monday December 7 3:30-5:30 PM Final Exam Covers entire course; primarily from material since second mid-quarter....
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