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PSSC312 Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification
Every Other Spring Semester (Even Years)
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Office:Joe W. Autry (Agriculture) Building, 203A

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Preparing for Your Class

The reading assignment for Week one is Chapter 1 if you have your text you may begin :-)

Specific Course Objectives

Classification, and soil genesis discussions are enhanced by field based activities that prepare students for mapping, map interpretation, and landscape processes.

More about textbooks

Soil Genesis and Classification, 6th edition. (Buol et al., 2011)

The text may be purchased from any number of online booksellers, TSU Bookstore, Hastings, Barns & Noble, Amazon, Alibris, etc.

Keys to Soil Taxonomy, Eleventh Edition. Soil Survey Staff. 2010.

Available as a downloadable PDF which can be printed and bound at any office supply store. This text to be brought to all laboratories and field excursions.

Supplemental reading from Soil Survey Manual (Soil Survey Staff, 1993)


Other sources to be identified during the course.

Latest page update: January 13, 2014.

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The prefix of this course has changed it was AGRN and is now PSSC.

Soil development, classification, and mapping. Laboratory work will consist of field study of the morphological features of the soil profile and the mapping of designated areas using standardized methods. Prerequisite: AGRN PSSC 301.

Course Fees: n/a

Laboratory Fees: n/a

Required Text(s):

  • Buol, S.W., R.J. Southard, R.C. Graham, and P.A. McDaniel. 2011. Soil Genesis and Classification, 6th edition. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN-13: 978-0-8138-0769-0.
  • Soil Survey Staff. 2010. Keys to Soil Taxonomy, Eleventh Edition. USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, DC.