Create soil amendment recommendations for a given crop or land use.
DefinitionCreation of soil amendment recommendations should be based on soil analysis results and should consider the quality (chemical, physical, and biological) of the soil tested and result in the calculation of the amount of fertilizer to apply to a given area of land.
- What results/information are given in a soil analysis?
- How many pounds of fertilizer will one need to apply to one’s lawn at a rate of 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of a 50-pound bag of 26-5-10?
- How much phosphate and potash is one applying to a lawn when one applies 3.8 pounds of 26-5-10 fertilizer per 1,000 square feet?
- How much area can be covered with a 50-pound bag of 26-5-10 fertilizer at the rate of 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet?
- How many 50-pound bags of 26-5-10 will one need to fertilize a 30,000-square-foot lawn at 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet?
- What are the differences between chemical, physical, and biological properties of the soil?
- Why is knowledge of a plant species important when making nutrient recommendations?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
- Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
- Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
- Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
- Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
- Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
- Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
- Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
- Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
- Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
- Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
- Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
- Analyze technical writing for clarity.
- Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).