Soil Science and Technology - Land Degradation and Soil Pollutants
Learn about factors affecting soil productivity from land degradation and soil pollutants in this free online course.
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Land degradation happens in various forms and affects the quality of the soil as well as soil productivity. The Soil Science and Technology - Land Degradation and Soil Pollutants course is the fourth in a suite of free online courses that provides essential information on land degradation issues along with removing toxic inorganic substances in the soil. This course begins with a discussion on organic decomposition in soils and the formation of soil organic matter.
Next, you will learn about different soil organisms and methods of composting commonly employed in India. You will also analyze the process of land degradation and different types of erosion. You will then study the Universal Soil Loss Equation and the classification of conservation tillage systems. Furthermore, you will discuss the physical and chemical methods of remediating organic pollutants in the soil. Finally, you will learn about the accumulation and removal of toxic inorganic substances in the soil.
This free online course provides you with requisite knowledge of managing problems affecting soil productivity from land degradation and various organic and inorganic soil pollutants. This course will be of great interest to students, researchers, pedologists, and anyone with an interest in understanding soil-related issues as well as improving soil productivity. Begin this course today and improve your knowledge of managing and improving soil conditions and quality.Start Course Now
Soil Organisms and Soil Erosion
Soil Organisms and Soil Erosion - Learning Outcomes
Soil Organic Matter
Soil Organisms and Composting
Land Degradation and Soil Erosion
Universal Soil Loss Equation
Soil Organisms and Soil Erosion - Lesson Summary
Tillage and Soil Pollutants
Tillage and Soil Pollutants - Learning Outcomes
Tillage and Wind Erosion
Organic Pollutants in the Soil
Remediation of Organic Pollutants
Toxic Inorganic Substances in Soils
Removal of Toxic Inorganic Substances
Tillage and Soil Pollutants - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Evaluate the factors controlling the rate of organic matter decomposition in the soil
- Discuss the humus formation theories
- Describe the methods of measuring soil organic matter
- Recognize the types of land degradation and soil erosion
- Evaluate various erosion control methods
- Categorize the conservation tillage systems
- Discuss the mechanisms of wind erosion
- Identify the problems of pesticide usage on humans and soils
- Analyze the methods of remediating organic and inorganic pollutants in the soil
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