Soil health has emerged as a unifying concept with a broad endorsement from the agriculture enterprise to sustain and promote the long-term sustainability of soil sources. How to translate soil data into actionable management practices and policy recommendations remains a key challenge. This course couples the underlying science behind the concept of soil health with the analytical methods of soil data. In the lectures, we will study the fundamentals of soil health and introduce the general framework of soil health assessment. Using hands-on data tutorials, students will learn how to interact with soil health data including data structure, data management, and programming for data analysis and visualization. No prior experience in programming or statistics is needed, as the tutorials will be self-guided to provide the necessary knowledge on these topics.
Credits: 3 Semesters Offered: Spring General Education Requirement Course: No
Prerequisites: SWS 3022 or equivalent, or approval of the instructor. Textbook: None