AGRI 269: Organic Plant Nutrition

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Restricted Elective

In-depth study of organic plant nutrition. Emphasis will be on how essential nutrients affect plant growth and development and food production, including the inter-relationships between organic nutrients and soil fertility. Composting and soil building practices will be emphasized.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. Plant metabolic systems
  2. Required “macro” and” micro” plant nutrients
  3. The role of soil fertility in plant nutrition
  4. Managing soil fertility
  5. Sustainable soil management
  6. Appropriate use of fertilizers
  7. Plant and soil analysis as a guide to soil fertility
  8. Compost production and use
  9. Bio-fertilizers
  10. Microbial fertilizers
  11. Microbial inoculants