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SWS 4116: ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

 

SWS6134 Soil Quality

Instructors:

Gabriel Maltais-Landry
Assistant Professor
Sustainable Nutrient 
  Management Systems
(352) 294-3159
maltaislandryg@ufl.edu 



About the Course

The course covers the basic principles of plant nutrition, fertilizer use, and environmental management of nutrients. Essential plant nutrients are examined in relation to their function and deficiency symptoms in plants and their chemistry in the soil. The course covers the properties and use of fertilizers for supplying plant nutrients, chemical reaction of fertilizers in soils and agronomic and economic criteria for determining fertilization. The class covers environmental issues with the overuse of fertilizers, best management practices to reduce the impact of conventional agriculture on the environment, soil and plant tissue testing, sustainable agriculture, and organic farming.

Credits: 3
Semesters Offered: Fall
General Education Requirements: P (Physical Sciences)

Prerequisites: SWS 3022
Textbook: Soil Fertility and Fertilizers, 8th Edition, Pearson Publishing, 2013.