Agronomy and Horticulture Department

 

Title

Soil Genesis and Development, Scenario 2 - Biosolid Addition and Soil Formation

Date of this Version

2019

Document Type

Article

Citation

Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary (PASSeL) Lesson

Comments

Copyright © 2019 Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary. Used by permission.

This lesson was developed by Martha Mamo, Timothy Kettler, and Dennis McCallister at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln; Jim Ippolito, Research Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS-NWISRL, Kimberly, Idaho, formerly at Colorado State University; Ron Reuter at Oregon State University; Christoph Geiss at Trinity College–Connecticut; and William Zanner at the University of Minnesota. Development of this lesson was supported by the National Science Foundation Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Program (NSF-CCLI), Award Number DUE-0042603. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of NSF.

Abstract

This case study addresses where geographically soil addition of municipal organic wastes occurs and how this addition affects soil profile development and the use of soils as a sustainable resource.

Goal

The goal of this application is for students to understand geographically where soil addition of municipal organic wastes occurs and how this addition affects soil profile development and the use of soils as a sustainable resource.

Objectives

  1. Identify which constituents in organic wastes are of concern in terms of environmental pollution.
  2. Identify which constituents may lead to an improvement in profile development and soil sustainability
  3. Identify the effects of biota/organisms on soil formation.

[Lesson map of application scenario on agroecosystems. Highlighted in red on the map are concepts addressed in this application lesson. Image courtesy of UNL, 2006.]

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