Principles of Sustainable Soil and Crop Management
The soil is the foundation on which farming is based. Creating a soil and crop management system that enhances the soil health and quality is one of the most fundamental practices a farmer can do. This class will provide a basic understanding of the nature of soil, and the impacts our management has on the health and productivity of the soil. Students will gain an understanding of soil fertility and learn how to management soil nutrients to meet crop needs and will evaluate the economic impacts of various soil and crop management systems.