Introduction to Soil Science ICAR E-Course Free PDF Download

Introduction to Soil Science ICAR E-Course PDF Download

Download the Agriculture E-Course pdf of Introduction to Soil Science for B.Sc. Agriculture. PDF of Introduction to Soil Science e-Krishi Shiksha pdf for B.Sc. Agriculture is systematically arranged with a content index.

Name of Topic in E-Course pdf of Introduction to Soil Science for B.Sc. Agriculture.

  1. Soil-pedological and edaphological concepts
  2. Origin of the earth’s crust- composition
  3. Rocks and minerals
  4. Weathering
  5. Soil formation factors and process- components of soil
  6. Soil profile
  7. Soil physical properties- soil texture- textural classes particle size analysis
  8. Soil structure- classification
  9. Soil aggregates- significance- soil consistency- soil crushing bulk density and particle density of soil & porosity- their significance and manipulation
  10. Soil compaction- soil color- soil water
  11. Retention and potentials- soil moisture constants
  12. Movement of soil water- infiltration, percolation, permeability- drainage –methods of determination of soil moisture
  13. Thermal properties of sois- soil temperature- soil air-gaseous exchange- influence of soil temperature and air on plant growth
  14. Soil colloids- properties, nature, types, and significance
  15. Layer silicates clays- their genesis and sources of charges
  16. Adsorption of ions- ion exchange- CEC & AEC- factors influencing ion exchange- significance
  17. Soil organic matter- composition- decomposability
  18. Humus- fractionation of organic matter
  19. Carbon cycle- C:N ratio. Soil biology- biomass- soil organisms- their beneficial and harmful roles

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