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SOIL CHEMISTRY AND FERTILITY past question for the year 2019 examines 300-level Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine students of FUTO, offering SST301 course on their knowledge of clay, minerals, nutrient, soil, fertilizer

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Soil chemistry and fertility 2015, 2016 & 2020

Year: 2020

School: Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SST301

Topics: Soil chemistry, soil fertility, minerals, diffusion, soil composition, soil acidity, alkalinity, root interception, plant nutrient leaching, pedologist, agronomist, soil engineer, ion exchange, cation exchange, nutrient mineralization, nutrient immobilization, ammonification, nitrification, denitrification, leaching, isomorphous substitution, plant nutrients, minor nutrient, major nutrient, fertilizer analysis, thermophilic composting, saline soil, vermicomposting, volatilization

Soil morphology 2016 & 2020

Year: 2020

School: Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SST413

Topics: soil morphology, hydric soils, soil colour, soil horizon boundary, micro-morphology, field morphology, soil profile, iron reduction, sandy soils, soil colours, sand separates, clay separates, soil texture

Soil plant water relations

Year: 2019

School: Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SST502

Topics: Soil plant water relations, irrigation, ultimate wilting point, soil water potential, soil field capacity, surface tension, soil apparent specific capacity, soil physical properties, soil water availability

Soil genesis and classification

Year: 2020

School: Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SST401

Topics: Soil genesis, soil classification, pedogenesis, soil system, rock types, soil formation, land capability classification, melanic epipedon, spodic horizon, umbric epipedon, oxic horizon, mollic epipedon, lithologic discontinuity, xeric moisture regime, paralithic contact, mesic soil temperature regime, hyperthermic temperature regime

Soil conservation and geomorphology

Year: 2020

School: Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SST507

Topics: Soil conservation, soil geomorphology, accelerated erosion, geologic erosion, universal soil loss equation erodibility, predicting soil erosion, stratigraphy, soil stratigraphy

Wetland soils

Year: 2020

School: Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SST411

Topics: Wetland soils, hydric soil, wetland delineation, water balance, hydrology, hydrophytic vegetation

Soil survey and land use planning

Year: 2020

School: Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SST503

Topics: Soil survey, land use planning, detailed soil survey, reconnaissance soil survey, soil formation, Crocker's equation, climosequence, land evaluation, land characteristics, land qualities, land improvement, optimum cassava production

SOIL GENESIS AND CLASSIFICATION

Year: 2019

School: Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SST401

Topics: rock, pedeogenesis, soil, soil formation, soil temperature

SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION MANAGMENT

Year: 2018

School: Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SST302

Topics: soil, soil management, soil productivity, water drainage, irrigation

Soil and water conservation management

Year: 2019

School: Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SST302

Topics: erosion control, crop rotation, organic matter maintenance, mulching systems, soil acidity, soil moisture tension, drainage, irrigation systems

PRINCIPLES OF AQUACULTURE-2012,2017&2018

Year: 2018

School: Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: FAT303

Topics: aquaculture, fish farming, fish culture, pond, fertilizer

Introduction to agriculture

Year: 2020

School: Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: AGR203

Topics: Agricultural extension, animal science, macro economic, micro economic, fish farming, soil classes, agricultural economics, pedology, soil

Soil mechanics and behaviour

Year: 2019

School: Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Department: Engineering

Course Code: ACE202

Topics: Soil mechanics, soil behaviour, soil uniform coefficient, Soil water content movement, soil permeability, Mohr-Coulomb Failure criteria, Coulomb shear strength equation, soil consolidation, earth dam, earth dam construction seepage

Soil cartography and geographic information

Year: 2020

School: Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SST403

Topics: Soil cartography, contour, drainage, map, database management, spatial data, digital image processing, raster data, vector data

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Properties and Management of Soils in the Tropics, 2nd edition

Author: Pedro Sanchez

School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SLM501

Topics: soil properties, soil management, tropical environment, temperature, solar radiation, rainfall, tropical climates, vegetation, physiography, Anthropocene, biodiversity, climate change, demographics, Green Revolutions, Tropical Agroecosystems, land use, land-use change, Pedology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Laterite Paradigm, tropical soils, tropical soil research, Soil Taxonomy, soil classification systems, soil physical properties, soil temperature, soil structure, soil compaction, soil water, soil erosion, conservation, conservation agriculture, water, rainfed agriculture, irrigated agriculture, irrigation, mineralogy, clay minerals, mineralogy families, Anion Exchange Capacity, soil acidity capacity, Acid Soil Infertility, Liming, overliming, subsoil acidity, secondary acidity, soil biology, soil biodiversity, comminution, decomposition, nutrient elements transformation, soil structure regulation, organic carbon, carbon pools, carbon fractions, animal manures, composts, biochars, organic farming, soil fertility, nutrient cycling, nutrient uptake, determining fertilizer needs, nitrogen cycle, nitrogen pools, atmospheric deposition, biological nitrogen fixation, mineral fertilizers, organic nitrogen mineralization, soil nitrogen fertilizer reactions, Phosphorus Cycle, Phosphorus, Total Soil Phosphorus, inorganic Phosphorus, Phosphorus sorption, Phosphorus release, plant Phosphorus requirements, Phosphorus fertilization, sulfur cycle, sulfur sorption, Sulphur fertilization, Forest–Soil Nutrient Cycles, land clearing, Mechanized Land Clearing, Crop Yield Declines, Field Abandonment, Secondary Forest Fallows, puddling, flooding, rice cultivation systems, Nutrient Management, Yield Stagnation, Nitrogen Sequestration, Livestock-Based Tropical Systems, tropical pastures, Tropical Livestock Management Systems, pastoralism, Smallholder Mixed Crop–Livestock Systems, Extensive Pasture-Based Beef Production, Pasture Degradation, Crop–Pasture Integration, Tropical Tree-Based Systems, Plantation Forestry, Plantation Forestry Species, Agroforestry, Agroforestry Tree Species, Agroforestry Systems, Simultaneous Agroforestry, Sequential Agroforestry, tree crops

The Nature and Properties of Soils, Global Edition

Author: Raymond Weil, Nyle Brady

School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SLM201

Topics: Soil, rock weathering, soil formation, soil profile, soil classification, soil taxonomy, entisols, inceptisols, andisols, gelisols, histosols, Soil Architecture, soil color, soil texture, soil textural classes, mineral soils structure, tillage, soil density, soil water, soil water energy, soil water content, soil water potential, infiltration, percolation, water vapor movement, hydrologic cycle, soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, enhancing soil drainage, septic tank drain fields, soil aeration, redox potential, wetlands, soil temperature control, soil colloids, layer silicate clay structure, cation exchange capacity, soil acidity, soil ecology, soil organism, earthworms, ants, termites, soil algae, soil fungi, soil prokaryotes, soil organic, soil organic matter management, climate change, soil phosphorus, sulfur oxidation, sulfur retention, soil fertility maintenance, phosphorus cycle, ammonia volatilization, ammonia fixation, sulfur cycle, calcium, magnesium, silicon, trace elements, Practical Nutrient Management, chemical pollution, Geographic Soils Information

Principles and practice of soil science, 4th edition

Author: Robert White

School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SLM516

Topics: soil science, soil habitat, soil mineral components, soil organisms, soil organic matter, soil structure, soil micromorphology, soil porosity, soil-forming factors, climate, hydrologic cycle, soil temperature, evaporation, cation exchange, Anion adsorption, Clay–organic matter interactions, soil aeration, soil respiration, soil profile, Hydromorphic soils, Salt-affected soils, nutrient cycling, phosphorus, sulphur, potassium, calcium, magnesium, trace elements, soil management, soil acidity, liming, soil erosion, fertilizers, pesticides, nitrogen fertilizers, phosphate fertilizers, plant protection, problem soils, soil drainage, soil information systems, soil survey methods, soil quality

Fertilizer technology

Author: Ado Yusuf

School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SLM512

Topics: Fertilizer technology, fertilizer consumption, Nitrogen fertilizer composition, phosphorus fertilizer composition, potassium fertilizer composition, micronutrient fertilizer composition, Fertilizer calculations content, fertilizer application content, Phosphorus fertilizer production, Potassium fertilizer production, Fertilizer Specifications, Complete Fertilizers, Straight Fertilizer, Compound Fertilizer, Fertilizer Ratio

Soil Fertility and Fertilizers, 8th edition

Author: John Havlin, Samuel Tisdale, Werner Nelson, James Beaton

School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

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Principles of Soil Chemistry, 4th Edition

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Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

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Advanced Soil Fertility

Author: Aliyu Musa

School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SLM501

Topics: Soil Fertility, Soil Productivity, Essential Soil Nutrient Elements, Soil Acidity, soil Basicity, Liming, Liming Materials, Soil Alkalinity, salinity, sodicity, soil fertility evaluation, Soil Fertility maintenance, Soil Fertility Management Practices, crop productivity, irrigation, soil tillage, soil organic matter, crop rotation, Continuous Cropping, animal manure, green manure, cover cropping

Integrated Soil Management

Author: Odunze Chidowe

School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SLM506

Topics: Soil Management, Soil Erosion, water erosion, Soil Erodibility, water erosion effects, wind erosion, organic soils, soil organic carbon Sequestration, Regosol, problem soils, polluted soils, sandy soil, shallow soil, skeletal soil, Polluted Soil reclamation, Polluted Soils management, Polluted Soils bioremediation, soil nutrient dynamics, wetland soils, sheet erosion, rill erosion, gully erosion, stream banl erosion

Soil and Water Conservation for Productivity and Environmental Protection, 4th edition

Author: Frederick Troeh, Arthur Hobbs, Roy Donahue

School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SLM308

Topics: Soil Conservation, Water Conservation, erosion, Soil Erosion and Civilization, Geologic Erosion, Sedimentation, Landscape Development, rock types, Sedimentary Landforms, Mass Movement Deposits, Glacial Landscapes, Water Erosion, erosion damage, Vegetation, Soil Properties, Soil Erodibility, pollution, Water-Erosion Control, Wind Erosion, wind erosion process, Windbreaks, Shelterbelts, Wind-Erosion Control, Predicting Soil Loss, Tolerable Soil Loss, Universal Soil Loss Equation, Computer-Based Soil Loss Prediction Models, Wind-Erosion Prediction Equation, Wind Erosion Prediction System, Soil Map Unit Interpretations, soil survey, Land Use Planning, managing land, cropping systems, Managing Monocultures, crop rotations, Multiple Cropping, Evaluating Cropping Systems, strip cropping, tillage, Conservation Tillage, deep tillage, Contour Cultivation, Emergency Wind-Erosion Control, Gully-Control Structures, road ditches, culverts, Earthen Dams, Streambank Protection, flood control, Wind Erosion-Control Structures, Pastureland Management, Rangeland Management, Forestland Management, water cycle, drought, Soil Drainage, wetlands, Irrigation, Irrigation Methods, Land Reclamation, Conservation Irrigation, soil pollution, pollutants, industrial wastes, agricultural wastes, aerosols, polluted soil, Hazardous Sites, Soil Remediation, Water Quality, water Pollution, Water acidification, Farm Service Agency

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Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

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Topics: Soil survey, land evaluation, soil survey reports, soil maps, soil mapping processes, soil mapping units, Soil Morphological investigations, soil horizons, soil boundaries, soil colour, soil texture, soil structure, Soil Consistence, Root abundance, Soil pH, Effervescence, Soil Survey Reports writing, Land Suitability Classification, land evaluation procedures

Introduction to Pedology and Soil Classification

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School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SST 301, SOS301

Topics: Pedology, Soil Physics, soil formation, soil morphology, soil characteristics, soil components, soil-forming rocks, rock weathering, minerals, soil survey, soil mapping, soil classification, Nigerian Soils, Nigerian Soils properties, Nigerian Soils classification

Soil Genesis and Classification, Sixth Edition

Author: SW Buol, RJ Southard, RC Graham

School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SLM301

Topics: Soil Genesis, soil Classification, soil composition, soil morphology, soil-forming factors, soil materials, weathering, soil-forming processes, soil classification systems, soil taxonomy, alfisols, andisols, aridisols, entisols, galisols, histosols, organic soils, Inceptisols, Embryonic Soils, Mollisols, Oxisols, Low Activity Soils, Spodosols, Ultisols, Low Base Status Soils, Vertisols, Shrinking Dark Clay Soils, Swelling Dark Clay Soils

Advanced Soil Science

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School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SLM516

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Soil Morphology and Classification

Author: Obasi Sunday Nathaniel

School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

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Topics: Soil Morphology, soil Classification, soil horizons, soil boundaries, soil colour, soil texture, soil structure, Soil Consistence, Root abundance, soil formation, catena, Nigerian soil classification, Soil Moisture Regime, soil taxonomy

Introductions to Soil Mineralogy

Author: Nafiu Abdu

School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SLM301

Topics: Soil Mineralogy, soil fertility, soil chemistry, pedology, Soil composition; soil air, soil water, kaolinite, Illite, Smectite, Mixed layer Clays Silica minerals, Iron, aluminum oxides, hydroxide, oxyhydroxides, Differential thermal analysis, X-Ray diffraction analysis, Infrared spectroscopy

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Author: Benton Jones

School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

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Introduction to Soil Chemistry, Fertility and Microbiology

Author: Jamiu Oladipupo Azeez

School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: SLM305

Topics: Soil Chemistry, water chemistry, pollution science, soil composition, nitrogen, phosphorus, boron, iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Ion Exchange Phenomenon, Cation Exchange Capacity, Anion Exchange Capacity, Flocculation, Buffering Capacity, Soil Salinity, Alkalinity, Sodicity, Soil Reaction, Soil Organisms, Fungi, Actinomycetes, bacteria, Algae, Nematodes, Earthworms, Termites, soil organic matter

Craig's Soil Mechanics, 7th edition

Author: RF Craig

School: Bayero University, Kano

Department: Engineering

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Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

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School: National Open University of Nigeria

Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Course Code: CRP306

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