Aug 13, 2022  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2020-2021 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AGSCI 201: Soils

5 Cr
Quarters: W
Life on earth is dependent upon soils. Effective management of soils is needed to protect this natural resource and at the same time produce food and biomass to support societies. Students will develop an understanding of soil formation and the basic physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils. Students will examine factors that influence soil quality and how to manage soils considering important issues such as soil fertility and nutrient management, soil erosion, soil pollution, and land use planning.