Topic outline

  • Origin and development of soil

    • Physical properties of soil and soil water

      • Soil organic matter

        • Soil pH

          • 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