Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours lectures and thirty-six hours of practicals including fieldwork and tutorials. |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
A reasonable knowledge of the fundamentals of chemistry is recommended.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly (at least weekly) access an internet-enabled computer.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/ students email: email@example.com
CoordinatorDr Christopher Weston, Dr Helen Suter
Dr Helen Suter firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Chris Weston email@example.com
This subject will identify the importance of soil and water in the landscape and as key components of natural and production systems. A basic knowledge of soil properties and behaviour will be applied to understanding the cycling of water and nutrients, the appropriate use of fertilisers, irrigation and drainage and soil management practices designed to maintain or improve the condition of soil and water resources. The origin of soil variation in the landscape and codification of soil information through classification will be introduced.
This subject will cover areas including:
Ashman, M.R. and Puri, G. (2001). Essential Soil Science: a clear and concise introduction to soil science. Blackwell Science.
Pigram, J.J. (2006). Australia's Water Resources: from use to management. CSIRO Publishing.
White, R.E. (2005). Principles and Practice of Soil Science. 4th Edition. Blackwell Science.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completing this subject, participants should be able to:
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (new degree only).
Agricultural Economics |
Environments Discipline subjects
Landscape Ecosystem Management major
Plant and Soil Science
Production Animal Health
Production Animal Science
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
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