Introduction to Soil Classification

Duration: 4 hours

Healthy and sustainable agricultural soils must balance a range of functions to meet the needs of both the farmer and the broader community. They must support and sustain soil biota and plant life, decompose organic matter, suppress pathogens, store and cycle water and nutrients, deactivate toxic compounds, and protect catchment water quality. In this course, you'll learn about the physical and chemical properties of soils and how to classify them. Includes material on soil landscapes, profiles, horizons, and key properties of different soil groups.


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