The course will cover the role of soil microorganisms in soil-plant ecosystems. Microbial ecology, microbes in nutrient cycles important to agriculture, pesticide degradation, bacterial fertilizers, composting, waste disposal, plant microbe interactions.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)
CLO: 1. To describe the essential concepts of soil microbiome and soil plant ecosystem.
CLO: 2. To explain the concept of soil microbial ecology
CLO: 3. To apply the use of soil microbiota for industrial and agricultural benefits.