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Department of Agronomy

Teaching

Undergraduate courses

Environmental Quality (AGRON 335)

An examination and survey of topics in environmental quality. Includes classification of soil, air, and water pollutants and their interaction with the environment, including the human food chain. Discussion of remediation techniques, risk assessment, and environmental legislation.

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Undergraduate/graduate courses

Soil and environmental chemistry (AGRON 605)

A study of inorganic and organic chemistry of soils with a detailed examination of the solid, liquid, and gaseous phases. Includes discussions of mineral solubility, electrochemical and adsorption phenomena, acidity, salinity, and fertility. Emphasis is placed on the biogeochemical cycling of plant nutrients and important soil contaminants.

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Graduate courses

Advanced soil chemistry (AGRON 905)

Application of physical chemistry to soils; cation and anion equilibria, ion activities, sorption, redox reactions, and other physiochemical phenomena in soils.