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Soil Science and Technology - Soil Properties and Chemical Processes

Learn about soil properties, clay mineral structure, and chemical processes in the soil from this free online course.

Publisher: NPTEL
Soil Science and Technology - Soil Properties and Chemical Processes is a free online course that enables you to understand and manage soil processes to improve soil productivity. Learn about the physical soil properties such as soil temperature and water, along with the chemical properties such as cation exchange capacity. Begin the course today and improve your knowledge of soil properties and processes today!
Soil Science and Technology - Soil Properties and Chemical Processes
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Students

    250
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

The chemical and physical properties of the soil are important to soil fertility, plant growth, and the sustainable use of soil. Soil Science and Technology - Soil Properties and Chemical Processes is the second in a suite of free online courses that provides a comprehensive guide to essential soil properties. This course begins with a discussion on soil-water interactions and the method of measuring soil water content.

Next, you will study the technicalities of water movement within the soil as well as the factors affecting available water content. You will also learn about the processes of gaseous exchange in soil aeration and the effects of soil temperature. Then, you will take a look into soil colloids and silicate clays, along with the mineral structure of clay minerals. Finally, you will discuss x-ray diffraction analysis and the elements of Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC).

This free online course provides you with expert knowledge on the physical and chemical properties of the soil as well as important processes necessary for soil functions. This course will be of great interest to students, researchers, agriculturists, and anyone with an interest in understanding soil mechanisms as well as improving soil productivity. Begin this course today and improve your knowledge of managing soil properties and chemical processes.

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