The overall goal is to provide a deep understanding of the diversity and variability of soils in the tropics and their agronomic and ecological practical applications. First, we work on several aspects of tropical soils including classification, mineralogy, physical and biological properties, and principles of soil fertility. After, we focus on soil management practices to increase food production while sustaining or improving soil health in tropical environments.
Credits: 3 Semesters Offered: Spring General Education Requirement: No
Prerequisites: SWS 3022 or SWS 5050 Textbook: Properties and Management of Soils in the Tropics, 2nd Edition. Published in 2019 by Cambridge University Press.