Environment and Natural Resources

Soil Resource Management

Degradation of the soil by erosion, compaction and salinity. Methods of preventing degradation and remediating existing problems. Special emphasis on conservation tillage, crop rotations, and irrigation management. Prereq: 3000 (300.01), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 442.

Turfgrass Soils

Soil properties and processes of specifically designed and constructed soils meeting the agronomic and playability requirements of golf course and athletic field venues. Sp Sem. Prereq: 3000 (300.01); or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 540.

Sustainable Forest Products

Study of forest operations & environmental effects, including timber harvesting & transport from forest to the mill. Uses of wood, fiber products, & wood waste, including solid wood products, wood composites, biomass energy, & biofuel. Sp Sem. Prereq: 2100 (201) and 2300 (203), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 432.

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