Fundamentals of Soil Science free pdf book

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Fundamentals of Soil Science Syllabus


  • Composition of earth’s crust, soil as a natural body – major components. 
  • Eluviations and illuviation formation of various soils.
  •  Problem soils: salt soils, permeable, flooded, sandy soil properties. 
  • Physical parameters; texture –
  •  definition, methods of textural analysis, 
  • stock’s law, assumption, limitations, textural classes, 
  • use of textural triangle; absolute specific gravity,
  •  definition, apparent specific gravity/bulk density – factors influencing,
  •  field bulk density. Relation between BD (bulk density), 
  • AD – practical problems. Pore space – definition,
  •  factors affecting capillary and non-capillary porosity,
  •  soil colour – definition, its significance, colour variable, 
  • value hue and chroma. Munsell colour chart, factors influencing,
  •  parent material, soil moisture, organic matter, 
  • soil structure, definition, classification, clay prism like structure,
  •  factors influencing genesis of soil structure, soil consistency,
  •  plasticity, Atterberg’s constants. Soil air, air capacity, composition,
  •  factors influencing, amount of air space, soil air renewal, soil temperature,
  •  sources and distribution of heat, factors influencing, measurement,
  •  chemical properties, soil colloids, organic, humus,  inorganic,
  •  secondary silicate, clay, hydrous oxides. Ion exchange,
  •  cation-anion importance, soil organic matter decomposition,
  •  pH and nutrient availability, soil buffering capacity, soil water, forms,
  •  hygroscopic, capillary and gravitational, soil moisture constants, hygroscopic coefficient
  • wilting point, field capacity, moisture equivalent, 
  • maximum water holding capacity, energy concepts, PF scale, 
  • measurement, gravimetric – electric and tensiometer methods – pressure plate and pressure membrane apparatus – Neutron probe –
  •  soil water movement – classification – aerial photography – 
  • satellite of soil features – their interpretation; soil orders;
  •  land capability classification; soil of different eco-systems and their properties,
  •  management of problem soils– soils environmental quality.
  •  Irrigation water quality, determination of quality parameters, empirical equation management of irrigation water.

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