PEDOLOGY
CRSS/GEOL 4540/6540

Spring semester 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Class will meet for the first lecture on Friday, Jan. 6, at 10:10 in Rm. 3203 Plant Sci.

***SYLLABUS and COURSE SCHEDULE***

Readings, PowerPoints, Homeworks and Lab Materials: by week/topic

WEEK
MON DATE
TOPIC READING POWERPOINT HOMEWORK LAB
1
Jan 9
Soil Properties 1. Definitions
2. Morphology
Soil Properties   Texture Field Sheet
2
Jan 16
Horizons 3. Horizon designations     Soil Props in Field ; Horizons
3
Jan 23
Profiles
Pedon examples
  Homework 1 Weird; Some to Try
4
Jan 30
Site characteristics 4. Site Charact. 6. Geomorph. Site Factors Homework 2 Interpretations
5
Feb 6
Interpretations 5. Interpretations   Homework 3  
6
Feb 13
Weathering and Formation 7. Weathering and Formation   Homework 4 Web Soil Survey I
7
Feb 20
State Factor Model 8. State Factors State Factors Practice pedons  
8
Feb 27
Survey and Mapping 9. Soil Survey Survey & Mapping    
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March 6
Spring Break        
9

March 13

Classification Intro Wilding chapter Intro, Diag Horizon PDF Homework 5 Web Soil Survey 2
10
March 20
Diagnostic Horizons   Diag. Horizons (cont) PDF Homework 6  
11
March 27

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    Homework 7 Horizon, Order Key
12
April 3
Soil Orders   Soil Orders 1    
13
April 10
........"...".....   Soil Orders 2    
14
April 17
Lower levels   Lower Levels Homework (Last)  
15

April 24

........"...".....   Tax keys (combined) Answers to HW  

W, 26 Apr: Last day of class ||||||||| MON, May 1, 8;00: FINAL EXAM

LINKS OF INTEREST IN PEDOLOGY:

Overview of Soil Taxonomy : Univ. of Idaho page on Soil Taxonomy, nice pix

----NRCS Sites/Documents we will use in class:

Web Soil Survey
OSD page/NRCS
Keys to Soil Taxonomy (NRCS)
Soil Taxonomy Reference (2nd ed) (NRCS)
Field Book for Describing Soils (NRCS)