Schedule for Soil 2125

Fall Semester 2012 - Schedule Soil 2125

Class Schedule

Date Week/Day Lecture Title (P. P. Outline) Exams Web Lab Unit Lab Inv. & Soil of the Week Suggested Read. Assig in Brady&Weil. Second Ed.
9/05 WThF Intro A Intro to Soil Science Intro B-What is Soil? Team Exam Intro in Recitation Intro to the Web Units. No Lab Inv.Clarion 1-25
9/10 MTWTh 1a) Soil from Rocks - 1b) Soil as a Resc. Webexam 1& Team Exam 1 Web 1- The Materials for Making Soil LI 1=Rocks & Weathering---Lester 1-31
9/17* MTWTh 2a) Soil Texture-2b) Soil Texture Webexam 2& Team Exam 2 Web 2. Soil Texture LI 2=Soil Texture-- Fargo 95-101
9/24 MTWTh 3a) Soil Horizons--3b Writing profile descriptions Webexam 3& Team Exam 3 Web 3. Soil Horizons LI 3=Soil Structure, Color & Horizons--
Zimmerman
Campus Soil Pit Map
94-95, 102-103
10/01 MTWThF 4a) Soil Forming Factors - PM Glaciation as a PM (video) & Climate4b) Soil F.F. -Biotic- Topography - Time F- Exam 1  Webexam 4& Team Exam 4 Web 4. Soil Forming Factors LI 4=Soil Forming Factors --Nashwauk 25-57
10/08 MTWTh* 5a )Soil Taxonomy -5b)Soils of Minnesota  Team Exam 5 & Webexam 5 Web 5. Classifying Soils Using Soil Taxonomy LI 5=Soil Classification-- Port Byron 58-93
10/15 MTWTh 6a) Soil Weight & Tillage 6b) Constructed Wetlands Team Exam 6 & Webexam 6 Web 6. Soil Bulk Density LI 6=B.D. & Porosity--Webster 95-102,104-132
10/22 MTWThF 7a) Soil Water-7b Water Movement F- Exam 2 Team Exam 7 & Webexam 7 Web 7. Soil Water LI 7=Soil Water-- Rifle 135-199 -
10/29 MTWTh 8) Soil Survey & 8b Land Use Project Assignment Team Exam 8 Webexam 8 Web 8. Soil Survey LI 8=Soil Survey--
& Land Use Project Assignment Assigned.
92-93
11/05 MTWTh 9a) Carbon Cycle -9b) Nitrogen Cycle Team Exam 9 & Webexam 9 Web 9. Soil Organisms & Nitrogen Cycle LI 9=Biological Processes--Barnes 316-351;388-389
11/12 MTWThF 10a) Organic Matter- 10b) The Challenge of Ephosus & Soil Erosion F-EXAM 3 Team Exam 10 & Webexam 10 Web 10. Soil Organic Matter, Peatlands & Erosion LI 10=Soil Erosion --Ahmeek Clinometer Instructions & Eros. Beaker Explanation.
353-385,517-556
11/19  MTW 11) Clay Minerals Team Exam 11 (take home=Team Exam 11 ) & Webexam 11 Web 11. Clay Minerals LI 11=Clays & Mgmt
236-249
11/26 MTWT 12a Soil Chemistry- 12b Cation Exchange Team Exam 12 &Webexam 12 Web 12. Soil pH and CEC LI 12=Soil Chemical Properties 249-265,267-315
12/03 MTWTH 13a) Fertility N, P, & K13b) Fertility and Nutrient Uptake Team Exam 13 & Webexam 13 Web 13. Fertilizers & Soil Fertility LI 13=Fertility Management 387-514
Part 1 Land Use Project Due.
12/07 Friday  Team Exam 14-Jeopardy none Turn in LUP to Soils Lab 243a LUP Due at 10:30 am
12/10 Monday Team Exam 14 -Jeopardy A Review 335 BH
12/12 Wednesday Exam 4 9:25-10:30 335 BH  

* Dr. Cooper will be traveling with the Soil Judging Team this week in Missouri.

For information about the course requirements go the Course Requirements