SOS 301 INTRODUCTION TO PEDOLOGY, MINERALOGY & SOIL PHYSICS P0, L2, T1, =2

Soils, its origin and formation. Soil morphological characteristics, soil components, soil forming rocks and minerals, weathering of rocks and minerals. Profile description, soil survey, soil mapping, soil classification, properties and management of Nigerian soils. Classification of soil separates; solid texture, surface area of practices; aggregation soil structure and stability; porosity, soil water relations, soil and water the hydrological cycle, soil temperature and conduction, soil erosion.

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