Laboratory Facilities

Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management

Description:

Teaching under Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management is intended to provide students with knowledge of soil nutrients and their behaviors, soil fertility evaluation and management of fertilizers and manures. Specially designed lab problems, case studies, and field visits focus on application of that knowledge.
 Research efforts attempt to determine the effects of beneficial management practices on supplies of N, P, K, S and micronutrients supplied from soil reserves, various forms and types of fertilizers, livestock manures, industrial by-products and municipal waste and their impact on crop yield, crop quality, agricultural sustainability and environmental quality.

Team:
Soil Fertility Lab

Teaching:
Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management are taught at all three academic levels; Undergraduate, Graduate and Diploma.

Course numbers:
    SOIL 0630 - Soil Fertility
    SOIL 4520 - Soil Fertility
    SOIL 7140 - Soil Nitrogen
    SOIL 7210 - Topics in Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
    



Facilities:
Instruments in the lab:
            Ultraspec 2100 Pro UV/Visible Spectrophotometer
            Technicon Autoanalyzer II (AAII)
            Laboratory and Field Runoff simulators
            Block digester
Field equipments:
            Plot scale air seeder with capacity to place various types of fertilizers in seedrow,             side banded or mid-row banded positions
            
Permanent field stations and long-term field sites:
            National Centre for Livestock and the Environment