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Cornell University    
  Jan 23, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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PLSCS 4720 - Nutrient Management in Agro-Ecosystems

Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: PLSCS 2600  or permission of instructor.

J. Lehmann.

Familiarizes students with the basic concepts of soil fertility and biogeochemistry and how soil and environmental properties affect nutrient availability and cycling. Discussion focuses on the way organic farming and soil conservation affect the fate of nutrients in agroecosystems. Emphasizes the way nutrient management can be improved without creating environmental hazards. Gives students hands-on training in analytical procedures and expands knowledge in discussion groups and through oral as well as poster presentations. The laboratory experiments conclude with a final paper.

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