IIT Kharagpur Soil Technology syllabus
IIT Kharagpur crop production technology syllabus
3 – 0 – 0 : 3 Credits Prerequsites: None
Soil Genesis and Classification: Weathering, formation and composition of
soil, classification of soils.
Soil Colloids: Inorganic and organic colloids, their nature and physicochemical properties, ion exchange phenomena. Mineral Nutrition of Plants: Essential elements, chemical fertilizers, organic
manures. Movement of chemicals in soil-root continuum
Physics of Soil: Texture, structure and basic physical properties, retention
and movement of soil water, solute transport, gaseous exchange, soil
strength and thermal properties.
Mechanics of Soil: Dynamic properties of soil, stress-strain relations, yield
and failure, soil compaction and consolidation, earth pressure and stability of
Soil Tillage: Types of tillage, influence of tillage on soil properties and crop
Soil Management: Management of acid, saline and sodic soils.