Topic outline

  • Origin and development of soil

    • Physical properties of soil and soil water

      • Soil organic matter

        • Nitrogen as a nutrient

          • Phosphorus and potassium in the soil

            • Soil and plant considerations for Calcium, magnesium, Sulfur, Zinc and other micronutrients

              • Characteristics of fertilizer materials

                • Fundamentals of soil testing

                  • Scientific basis for making fertilizer recommendations