FAll 2017 SYLLABUS

Attendance and participation for all laboratories and examinations is mandatory. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REVIEWING BACKGROUND INFORMATION BEFORE EACH LAB .

In-door (bench) laboratory analyses will be carried out individually (one report per person).
Field labs will be done in teams (one report per team).

FIELD LABS: Bus DEPARTS from bottom of Lawrinson stairs (Physical Plant).
Mon, Wed and Fri 12:45 pm;
Tu and Th 12:30pm

If you are not on the bus, you cannot depart = miss lab.
You could depart from the course.


Fall 2017 Lab Due Dates, Exam Schedule

Week Of: Lecture Topics & Reading Assignments Lab Topics
Aug. 28 - Sep. 1 Course Introduction
History of Soil Science
Soil as a Resource
Text 1.1-1.8; 20.5 - 20.8
What is soil ? -- A modern look

Extensions of Tragedy of the Commons
Field Lab - Tully Valley Geology
Fact Sheets Linked Below (partial titles)

New From Bill Kappel Sept 1 2015- comparison of 2011 vs 2015 image here

Required Reading: The hydrogeology of the Tully Valley, Onondaga County, New York-An overview of research, 1992-2012:

Older - individual component fact sheets also available (not required)
History of Landslides
Landslide Hazards
Remediation of Mudboils
Tree Rings Record
Hydrogeology of Tully Valley
Sep. 4 - 8
No Class Monday- Labor Day
Soil Profile Description
Text 1.9 - 1.20
Soil Drainage Class Key
***Reading***
Field Book for Describing and Sampling Soils, version 3.0
Lab 2 Navigating 345 Cyberspace Room Location -
Mon. Your choice (dorm room, Cafe Kabul, etc.)
Tue. 12:30-1:30 434 Baker Lab
Wed. 12:45-1:45 434 Baker Lab
Thu. 12:30-1:30 434 Baker Lab
Fri. 12:45-1:45 310 Baker Lab

View glacial meltwater flow
Sep. 11 - 15
Hardhat Needed for Lab This Week
Parent Material
(It's in the jeans!)
Weathering
Text 2.1
Site Classification site classification Field Guide
by R.D. Briggs (1994)
Lab 3 - Field Trip: 3-Rivers Game Management Area - Morphology of a Lacustrine Catena. Download OSDs for Croghan, Lamson, Niagara, and Otisville series.

Get your own soil map from Web Soil Survey

Guide to Describing Soils
Prose used by the pros
Guide to identifying soil horizons
Sep. 18 - 22 Soil Formation
Text 2.2-2.10
Lab 4 - Field Trip (part 1) Heiberg Forest - Morphology of a Glacial Till Catena. Download OSDs for Mongaup, Willdin, Ontusia, Norchip series.
Get Site Classification Field Guide
Hagerstown series Picture
Hagerstown series Description
Sep. 25 - 29
EXAM 1
Soil Physical Properties I
Text Chapter 4
Lab 4 Heiberg Field Trip (part 2) - Soil Mapping

Competent with ARC and looking for tools to build your soils map? Use links below for NRCS soil data:

Geospatial Data Gateway. Instructions are linked from this page.

Download page for Soil Viewer 6 Tool for ARCGIS 10 and installation instructions

Oct. 2 - 6 Soil Physical Properties II
Field Indicator for Hydric Soil Indicators
- NOT REQUIRED but you can click here
Lab 5 Soil Texture, Structure, BD and Pore Space
B-13 Marshall
Oct. 9 - 13
Hardhat Needed for Lab This Week
Soil Water Concepts
Text 5.1 - 5.4
Lab 6 Erosion and BMPs
Heiberg Forest

NYS BMP Manual Click Here


NYS Erosion & Sediment Blue Book Click Here

Minnesota DNR BMP Treasure Chest Click here
Oct. 16 - 20
Soil Water Movement
Text 5.5 - 5.11
Lab 7 Soil Water
Mon. 12:45 - 2:45 110 Moon
Tue. 12:30 - 2:30 314 Baker
Wed. 12:45 - 2:45 309 Baker
Thu. 12:30 - 2:30 309 Baker
Fri. 12:45 - 2:45 110 Moon
Oct. 23 - 27
Exam 2
SSSA
Soil Aeration, Soil Temperature

Text Chapter 7

Wetlands via US EPA
Lab 8 - Organic Soils at Palermo - our last field lab :(
FAO Organic Soil Website
Oct. 30 - Nov. 3
Soil Erosion

Text Chapter 17
Lab BREAK Yeah Briggs rules!
Nov. 6 - 10 Soil Colloids and CEC
Text Chapter 8

Text Chapter 9
Lab 9 CEC
Nov. 13 - 17 Soil Acidity and Buffering
Text Chapter 9
Lab 10 Soil Acidity
Nov. 20 - 24 THANKSGIVING - BRAKE or BREAK?
Nov. 27 - Dec. 1 Nutrition and Nutrient Cycles
Text Chapter 12
Lab 11 Soil Fertility
Fertilizer Link- Professor Shakhashiri Chem 103 at Univ. Wisconsin
Confused about converting mass to charge? - Check out

Christmas Tree Fertilization Worksheet

Issues - P extraction and application ISSUES

Lab this week in locations below:

Mon. - 110 Moon
Tues. - 314 Baker
Wed. - 110 Moon
Thurs. - 309 Baker
Fri. - 110 Moon
Dec. 4 - 8
Exam 3 during 1st hour of lab period
Nutrition and Amendments
Text 13.1-13.15; 14.1-14.3
Exam 3 Each Section
Taken During Lab Period in

Mon. - 110 Moon
Tues. - 314 Baker
Wed. - 110 Moon
Thurs. - 309 Baker
Fri. - 110 Moon
Dec. XX FINAL EXAM Schedule
email: rdbriggs@esf.edu
Updated on October 16, 2017
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