Course Code : ABF 213

Course Title : Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

Weekly lecture and application hours of the course: 2-2

Course Description:Overview of soil systems. Soil particle-size analysis. Soil minerals. Chemical properties of soils. Soil organic matter. Soil physical properties. Soil morphology (Cyprus soils, soil

maps and description of soil map units). Introduction to plant nutrition and soil fertility

(fertility evaluation, macro- and micro- nutrients). Fertilizers: characteristics, production and

use. The course includes lectures, laboratory exercises and field trips.

Textbooks and supplementary books:

  1. Plant & Soil Science: Fundamentals & Applications by Rick Parker ISBN-13: 978-1428334809 ISBN-10: 1428334807

  2. The Nature and Properties of Soils by Brady and Weil; Pierson/Prentice Hall Publisher. The current edition is the 14th edition.

Course Evaluation:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory