Landscape Maintenance (Fertilization) OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Landscape Maintenance Class by USU

Published Feb 10, 2009

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Learn the best ways to provide nutrients to plants, trees and shrubs in this free OpenCourseWare offered by Utah State University. 'Landscape Maintenance: Fertilization' teaches students how to test the fertility and toxicity levels of soil and how to rectify any problems. This course is part of the Landscape Management program and has no prerequisites.

Landscape Maintenance Fertilization: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No No No

Landscape Maintenance Fertilization: Course Description

Students taking this course discover the natural process of soil fertilization. The course covers the difference among natural nutrients, chemical fertilization and means to manage nutrients in the soil. This course offered through Utah State University (USU)'s School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Logan, UT, also discusses the importance of having the right nutrients in the right levels in the soil to maintain the health of plants. Students learn how a properly fertilized landscape can grow with a minimum of maintenance. USU Professor Roger Kjelgren prepared this course about fertilization that provides examples the process in nature, in landscaped soil, mimicking the nutrients in nature and maintaining a beautiful landscape. The course also covers the different nutrients, focusing on the ones most important for landscapes.

A video lectures with notes are available online. To learn more about this course, visit the Landscape Fertilization course page.

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