GEOG 488-Soil Survey


Knowledge of soil survey is relevant to agricultural development. The course therefore focuses on methods of examining, describing and mapping different types of soils. The purpose is to enable the student have basic knowledge and understanding of the characteristics, distribution and agronomic values of various soils. The course covers major types of soil survey methods in Ghana. The outline includes soil survey and types of soil survey, preparation for field work, field work (methods), plotting and assembling of field data, examination and determination of soils in the field, Identification and nomenclature of soil horizons, Soil texture, soil colour, soil consistency, soil reaction organic matter, etc.