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:
Plant & Soil Science: Fundamentals & Applications by Rick Parker ISBN-13: 978-1428334809 ISBN-10: 1428334807
The Nature and Properties of Soils by Brady and Weil; Pierson/Prentice Hall Publisher. The current edition is the 14th edition.
Class Participation 10%,
Mid-term Examination 30%,
Final Examination 50%,