Soil Plant Nutrient Relations

TPSS 650


Russell Yost

Semesters taught:

Fall 2014, Fall 2015

Skills and knowledge to be acquired:

Soil-plant interactions, emphasis on characteristics of tropical soils and plants influencing nutrient uptake by plants. Diagnostic methods to identify nutrient deficiencies and element toxicity.


Located on Laulima, Fall 2014:

Computer skills to be acquired:

Use of Endnote software Advanced use of Excel spreadsheets


TPSS 450 or consent

Course organization:

The course is comprised of 3 components: 1) Lectures, available online, and recorded, 2) Critical reviews of current literature, and 3) Discussion of lecture topics, literature.