HALT 2418
Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information:
    1. Course Description:  An in-depth study of the chemistry, soil interaction, plant uptake, and utilization of essential plant nutrients.  Topics include deficiency and toxicity symptoms, and the selection, application and characteristics of fertilizer materials.
    2. Any required prerequisites:  None
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the functions of essential elements in plants; calculate fertilizer requirements and specify application rates; and list various fertilizer materials available for use on horticultural plants.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Major Requirement 1 – There will be weekly tests for 33 1/3 % of the grade.
    2. Major Requirement 2 --  33 1/3 % of grade is work done in lab  --  33 1/3 % of grade from notes taken in class
  4.  Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Required Book:  Ornamental Horticulture   --  Principles and Practices by Jack E. Ingels
    2. Required Access Code:  None
    3. Calculators: N/A
    4. Other
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Academic Integrity
    2.  ADA Statement:
    3. Special Assistance
    4. Affirmative Action
    5. Drop/Withdrawal --  Last day to drop is third class day
    6. Exam Schedule
  6. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule
    Week 1 Read Chapter 2 of the textbook. Test will be given at the completion of a review and discussion.
    Week 2 Read Chapters 1 & 2 of the textbook. Test will be given at the completion of a review and discussion.
    Week 3 Read Chapter 2 of the textbook. Test will be given at the completion of a review and discussion.
    Week 4 Read Chapter 2 of the textbook. Test will be given at the completion of a review and discussion.
      Practical applications of material learned in class will be observed each day in the Lab studies in the greenhouse.

 

 

Last Modified: August 18, 2015