Graduate Classes

SSC 720 Soil and Plant Analysis
Fall semester of even-numbered years

An introduction to quantitative chemical analysis and modern chemical analytical instrumentation as applied to the analysis of water, waste water, soil, soil extract, and plant tissue samples.

Soil Science 200 and background in basic sciences (chemistry, physics)

lecture and laboratory attendance, laboratory exercises and reports

Primary Topics:

  • Quantitative Chemical Analysis
    • Components of Chemical Analyses
    • Sample and Sample Handling
    • Measurement Process versus Measurement Method
    • Data Output and Assessment
    • Quality Assurance / Quality Control
  • Review of Modern Analytical Instrumentation
    • UV/VIS Spectrophotometry
    • Flame Atomic and Emission Spectrometry
    • Basic Chromatography
    • Electrochemical Techniques
  • Soil and Plant Chemical Analysis