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FINAL Exam, Monday, April 30, 8:00 am
The Food Issue
NY Times , Damaging the earth to feed its people
Ug99, a threat to food security hindustantimes
Global child deaths plunge by 12,000/day (September 2011)
Luxury Consumption (D.B. Fowler)
Quiz 5 Answer
A. Plant and Soil Sciences Proficiency Exam
Research gone wrong
(Abstract Example, due January 18)
ASA Instructional (step by step)
1. fundamental reason(s) serving to account for something.
2. a statement of reasons.
3. reasoned exposition of principles.
The Truth, the Whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth,
I promise to...
PhD, License to practice...
Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates
JD FURROW 2012
Class Reading (2012)
1. The Great Corn Con, by Steven Rattner
2. Science (Is there a road ahead for Cellulosic Ethanol?) August 2010
3. Science Humans are driving extreme
weather, time to prepare
Science 9 Billion
4. Seasonal and long-term changes in nitrate-nitrogen content of well water in Oklahoma. 1997. J. Environmental Quality, 26:1632-1637.
5. Central America Soils
7. ASA view on global warming, 2011
8. Tillage and soil carbon sequestration - What do we really know? (Agric. Ecosystems & Env.)
9. Nitrogen accumulation in shoots as a function of growth stage of corn and winter wheat. J. Plant Nutr. 33:165-182.
10. World Energy Project, UNL
11. Hydrogen Ion Buffering, Ferguson
Homework 1 (Crain Answer)
12. R.H. Moll, E. Kamprath, W. Jackson. 1982.Analysis and Interpretation of Factors Which Contribute to Efficiency of Nitrogen Utilization. Agron. J. 74:562-564.
13. Bray, Confirmation of the Nutrient Mobility Concept of Soil - Plant Relationships. 1962.14. Roger Bray. A Nutrient Mobility Concept of Soil-Plant Relationships. 1953.
Bray's Mobility Concept (Tracy Wilson, Alex Cumbie)
15. NEW Abstract Example
16. NPR Audio of Dr. Borlaug
17. Economic and Agronomic Impacts of Varied Philosophies of Soil Testing
18. Class Presentation (Agriculture)
One Page Plan (due March 26)
Fertilization Based on Sufficiency, Build-up and Maintenance Concept (Macnack et al.)
20. Water Crisis in India
21. Ammonia Loss, Montana, Rick Engel (page 9)
Agrotain (NBPT, N butyl thiophosphoric acid triamide)
22. Perennial Solution (National Geographic)
23. Class Vision Proposals
24. March shatters Temperature Records
25. The Food Issue
26. Generalized Algorithm
11. P Solubility.
14. Soil Fertility and
Hunger in Africa
MS and PhD Preliminary Exam: Prelim
Homework: Estimate cereal P use efficiency, developed and developing world (Improving NUE, 1999)
Student Nutrient Cycles
National Agricultural Statistics
Research and Development Division
3. Nitrogen Balance in the Magruder Plots Following 109 Years in Continuous Winter Wheat J. Plant Nutr. 26:1561-1580. (pdf)
M.S. and Ph.D Proficiency Exam
b. Use of Stability Analysis for Long-Term Soil Fertility Experiments. Agron J. 85:159-167
Amino Sugar Papers
Estimated land area increase of agricultural ecosystems to sequester
excess atmospheric carbon dioxide
9. Francis, D.D., J.S. Schepers, and M.F. Vigil. 1993. Post-anthesis nitrogen loss from corn. Agron. J. 85:659-663.
10. Ammonia Volatilization from Surface-Applied Urea: Effect of Hydrogen Ion Buffering Capacity (Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 48:578)
11. Reseeding the Green Revolution (Science)
12. The NO2-Flux Conundrum (Science)
13. Nitrogen Oxide Pollution May Spark Seeds' Growth (Science)
14. Global Population and the Nitrogen Cycle (Scientific American)
15. Forecasting Agriculturally Driven Global Environmental Change (Science)
16. Soil Fertility and Hunger in Africa (Science)
17. NSF Report Paints a Global Picture (Science)
COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE:
SOIL 5813; Soil Plant Relationships and Nutrient Cycling
FACULTY: Bill Raun Rm. 044 Ag Hall, email@example.com
COURSE OBJECTIVES: To examine advanced concepts and principles of nutrient management.
Internalize fundamental and accepted theory in nutrient management
STYLE / MODE OF TEACHING: Discussion and student participation in demonstration of fundamental concepts and principles.
EXAMS: There will be 12 quizzes or other performance evaluations, A final exam will account for an additional 100 points.
GRADING PROCEDURE: A 90-100, B 80-90, C 70-80, D 60-70, F <60