815329 Selected methods of soil analysis

Practical course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction
Englisch, Deutsch


Various methods of soil physical and chemical analyses in laboratory and field

Previous knowledge expected

Basics in soil physics

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

- Describe lab and field methods for determination of physical and chemical soil properties
- Describe the importance and use of the obtained soil physical and chemical parameters

- Determination of particle size distribution and particle density
- Determination of saturated hydraulic conductivity, soil bulk density, and porosity
- Determination of (an)organic carbon content, pH, and electric conductivity of soils
- Determination in the field of saturated and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity, matric potential, volumetric and gravimetric water content

- Selection and application of adequate methods for analysis of selected soil properties
- Result interpretation of selected experiments conducted in the field and lab
- Evaluation of a soil for agricultural purposes
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