LECTURE NOTES

SSC 051

FERTILIZERS AND SOIL FERTILITY

 

Topic 1

History of Soil Fertility

Topic 2

Basic Chemical Concepts & Fertilizer terms, Fertilizer Dictionary, Fertilizer 101

Topic 3

Factors Affecting Plant Growth

Topic 4

Soil Properties Related to Soil Fertility Clay minerals

Topic 5

Mineral Elements Required in Plant Nutrition

Topic 6

Soil Acidity and Liming

Topic 7

Nitrogen

Topic 8

Phosphorous

Topic 9

Potassium K Potash (from wood ashes)

Topic 10

The Secondary Nutrients - Ca, Mg and S and Micronutrients

Topic 11

Soil Testing

Topic 12

Plant analyses

Topic 13

Waste Products as a source of nutrients (waste analysis) Animal Waste Management

Swine waste as a fertilizer source

Topic 14

Environmental Concerns of Fertilizer Use

Environmental Benefits of Fertilizer

Managing Fertilizers to Reduce Environmental Concerns

Topic 15

Effects of Nutrients on Water Quality

Topic 16

Nutrient Management Planning

Nutrient Management (EPA)

 

 

International Plant Nutrition Institute

International Fertilizer Development Center

Nutrient Content of Fertilizer and Organic Materials