Soils Training for Soil Professionals
In response to local health department requests, the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is offering a series of soils workshops designed especially for those who already have a strong understanding of soil genesis, mineralogy, physical properties, and implications for land use.
- Environmental Health Specialists
- Licensed Soil Scientists
- Professional Engineers
Soils 310: Soils of the Fall Zone and Outer Piedmont
December 17, 2019
Booth Field Learning Lab
$200 Register Now
NOTE: The registration fee includes refreshment breaks, lunch, and a certificate of attendance.
Learn about the genesis, distribution, classification and use of soils with the appreciation of a working professional. Learn how soils in the Fall Zone and Outer Piedmont have formed and how they vary across a landscape. Join soil classification specialists, along with other experts in soils, geology and ground water, in observing soils and discussing their classification, distribution on the landscape and impacts on land use. Two major soil systems are covered: 1) the Fall Zone Soil System where the Coastal Plain Physiographic Province overlaps the Piedmont Province, and 2) the Felsic Crystalline Soil System in the Piedmont.
NOTE: Participants must provide their own transportation to the Clayton Research Station in the afternoon.
Weather: This class will be held rain or shine. Please watch the weather and dress accordingly for spending time in the field.
9:15am Soils, landscapes, geology, and classification
10:30am Field Site 1 – Felsic Crystalline Soil System (Lake Wheeler Lab)
1:00pm Field Site 2 – Upper Coastal Plain and Fall Zone (Clayton Res. Station)
Professional Credit: 6 Hours