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8: Soil Health & Quality

  • Page ID
    14425
  • Learning Objectives

    • Define soil health.
    • Understand the difference between inherent and dynamic soil properties/qualities.
    • Become familiar with the nutrient cycles of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus and the carbon cycle.
    • Identify how different soil management strategies can affect nutrient cycling.
    • Solve fertilizer calculations for given scenarios.

    GOAL: To become familiar with the importance of the many aspects of soil health and understand it as the capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem.

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