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Soils Laboratory Manual - K-State Edition

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Colby J. Moorberg, Manhattan, Kansas

David A. Crouse, Raleigh, North Carolina

Copyright Year: 2017

Publisher: New Prairie Press

Language: English

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Reviewed by Douglas Kowalewski, Associate Professor / Faculty Fellow for Research, Worcester State University on 6/2/20

Intro to soil science can be taught in numerous ways but the breadth in the lab manual should be appreciated by students and instructors. First chapters (Safety training and Chemistry /Math review) sets a foundation and relays expectations faculty... read more

Reviewed by Wjdan Sahi, Associate Professor, Western Michigan University on 4/29/20

This textbook covered some soil lab tests which are useful for Geological and Environmental Sciences students. This text clearly explained the strategy of the course with the objectives and the materials of the soil tests with a focus on Kansas... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1 Safety Training and Orientation
  • 2 Chemistry and Math Review
  • 3 Soil Formation
  • 4 Soil Classification and Mapping Continued
  • 5 Soil Texture and Structure
  • 6 Soil Density
  • 7 Soil Pit Field Trips
  • 8 Soil and Water Relationships
  • 9 Soil Water Measurement and Movement
  • 10 Compost Facility Field Trip
  • 11 Soil Carbon and Respiration
  • 12 Soil Colloids
  • 13 Soil Acidity and Adjusting Soil pH
  • 14 Soil Nutrient Management
  • 15 Soil and Water Conservation

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  • About the Book

    The Soils Laboratory Manual, K-State Edition is designed for students in undergraduate, introductory soil science courses, and highlights the many aspects of soil science, including: soil genesis and classification, soil physical properties, soil-water interaction, soil biology, soil chemistry, and soil fertility. The lab manual includes 15 different laboratories, each one starting with an introduction and pre-lab assignment, followed by in-lab activities, and complimented by post-lab assignment. In-lab activities involve field trips, experiments, observation stations, or problem sets. Post-lab assignments include online quizzes, problem sets, or laboratory summary reports.

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    Colby J. Moorberg, Kansas State University

    David A. Crouse, North Carolina State University

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