HO1004 Plants, Soil and Fertilization

April 1, 2022

Knowledge of plant biology, soil characteristics and proper soil maintenance by producers can substantially affect crop yield and farm profitability. Students examine the basic structure, physiology and functions of plants. Students learn soil properties, fertility and amendment concepts. Topics include soil fertilization practices, plant nutrition, soil testing, fertilizer application, amendments and tillage. Students work with producers to review soil testing procedures, perform soil sampling, review testing results and recommend soil amendments.

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