SOIL 5611: Soil Biology & Fertility
2125, Biol 1009 or equiv, Chem 1021 or equiv, sr or grad; BioC 3xxx, MicB 3xxx recommended
Soil microbial populations and biodiversity. Soil microorganisms. Biogeochemical cycles. Macro and micronutrient fertilization, and element function in plants and microbes. Composts, sludge and manures in fertilization. Plant microbe associations: nitrogen fixation, mycorrhizal fungi, and biological control of root pathogens. Pollution and bioremediation.