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1 Introduction, information about the process and application of the course, the examination system and evaluation method is made to explain. Explaining the general description and main components of the soil Reading related notes, an overview
2 Informations about the rocks and minerals Reading related notes, an overview
3 The information about the magmatic, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and the organic main materials forming the basic material of inorganic soil are given and Reading related notes, an overview
4 Informations about the rocks and minerals Reading related notes, an overview
5 Informations about the soil pedogenesis (the soil erosion, soil dissociation) Reading related notes, an overview
6 Informations about the soil pedogenesis (the soil erosion, soil dissociation) Reading related notes, an overview, exam preparation
7 The formation and denomination of soil profiles and horizons are explained. Reading related notes, an overview, exam preparation
8 Mid-Term Exam Mid-term exam
9 Explaining soil classification systems Reading related notes, an overview, discussion of exam questions' answers
10 Physical properties of mineral soils (grain density, texture, structure, bulk weight, void volume, soil consistency and soil color) are explained. Reading related notes, an overview
11 Explaining plant nutrients in mineral soils Reading related notes, an overview
12 General information about soil organic and inorganic colloids and formation, classification and properties of clay minerals with inorganic soil colloids are explained. Reading related notes, an overview
13 Soil reaction (pH) and buffer systems are described; interactions between plant nutrients and soil pH Reading related notes, an overview
14 Soil reaction (pH) and buffer systems are described; interactions between plant nutrients and soil pH Reading related notes, an overview
15 Giving information on salting, alkalization and acidification processes, remediation and edaphon of soil Reading related notes, an overview
16-17 Term Exams Final exams

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