Soils Morphology 1 - UK Department of Agronomy
Three sessions of Soils Morphology 1 have been scheduled for 2018. Classes will be canceled if there are not enough attendees.
Sessions are: March 26-29, 2018 July 16-19, 2018 October 8-11, 2018
**Actual building locations for class will be emailed one week prior to attendance
Times: Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM-4:30 PM EST
Soils Morphology 1 is for Local Health Department and KY Public Health Department Environmentalists/inspectors wishing to attain Certified Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems Inspector status. This short course trains students to have minimum competency in identifying basic soil morphological features as is contained in 902 KAR 10:085 Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems Regulations. Upon successful completion of Soils Morphology 1, attendee will be sent information for Phase 1 Provisional Certification, which is the next progression in the Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems training tier.
1) Introduce basic soil morphological concepts important in soil use and management interpretations.
2) Provide training on field evaluations of important soil properties impacting soil suitability for installation or alteration of onsite sewage
3) Familiarize environmentalists with site evaluation factors such as topography, landscape position, soil texture and group, soil structure,
internal soil drainage, soil depth and restrictive horizons
4) Allow environmentalists to define, describe and explain the effects on soil conditions and septic system functions through class room and
5) Prepare environmentalists to complete a knowledge assessment to proceed to the next stage of training.
Dr. Tasios Karathanasis - University of Kentucky, Department of Agronomy
Specializes in Pedology, Environmental Soil Mineralogy and Geochemistry
9-9:15 Introduction and Course Outline and Objectives
9:15-10:45 Parent Material and Stratigraphy
11-12 Internal Soil Properties and Morphology Soil Texture
1-2:45 Soil Color, Structure and Soil Horizons
3-4:30 Texture and Color Determination
9-10:15 Internal Soil Drainage (Field Indicators, Porosity, Bulk Density, Hydraulic Conductivity)
10:30-12 Restrictive Horizons and Kentucky Soils
12-1:30 Lunch and Travel to Spindle top Farm
1-4:30 Field Evaluations of Soil Morphology
Day 3 (Spindle top Farm Location)
9-4:30 Field Evaluations of Soil Morphology
9-10 Texture Determination Practice Session
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Original Posting Date: 01/09/18 AB