Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012: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, 36 hours practicals |
Total Time Commitment: Contact hours: 58. Estimated total time commitment (including non-contact time): 108 hours.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Students undertaking this subject will be expectd to regularly (at least weekly) access an internet-enabled computer.
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Christopher Weston, Dr Gary Sheridan
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
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:
Three- hour examination (50%) at the end of semester, five on-line problem sets throughout the semester (5% each) and one 3000 word report on the field and laboratory activities (25%) due at the end of Week 10.
|Prescribed Texts:||White, R.E. (2005). Principles and Practice of Soil Science. 4th Edition. Blackwell Science.|
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.
|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:
|Notes:||This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (new degree only).|
Bachelor of Agriculture |
Environments Discipline subjects |
Landscape Management major
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Core selective subjects for B-BMED.
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