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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.

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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!
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

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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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:


  • Recall the indices and classes of plasticity
  • Describe the structure and properties of water
  • Identify the models of water distribution
  • Discuss the types of water movement within the soil
  • Identify the processes of gaseous exchange
  • Indicate various processes affected by soil temperature
  • Identify the types of soil colloids
  • Describe the sources of charges in the soil
  • Discuss the adsorption of cations and anions to colloidal surface

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