Overview

PDT-SoilSc-09

Soil Genesis & Classification

6 CEHs for Wetland and Soil Scientists, 1.5 CEUs for Surveyors
6 CEUs for Foresters
Also approved by NEIWPCC, on behalf of MassDEP, for 6 TCHs for MA Title 5 Soil Evaluator renewal or activation. Auth. # T516-0023

In SOIL GENESIS we will focus on identifying glacial landforms with their relationship to general kinds of soil, learning to predict soil types based on their landscape position. This will be applied both in the classroom and in the field. Students will get an understanding of how soils develop over time, as influenced by physical, chemical, biological, and climatic factors, with an emphasis on identifying diagnostic horizons. Topics include the natural processes of weathering, illuviation, podsolization and redox reactions that produce characteristic soil morphologies.

Soil Genesis or Basic Soil Morphology are prerequisites for UNH Professional Development and Training courses in Soil Taxonomy and Soil Mapping.


 

Instructor Bios

PDT-SoilSc-09

Soil Genesis & Classification

  • Thomas Peragallo

    Thomas Peragallo is a Certified Soil Scientist and Wetland Scientist with 43 years’ experience, including 12 years with the NRCS, authoring the Soil Surveys of Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties Massachusetts, and 31 years as a private consultant. He has worked throughout New England and is currently employed with LEC Environmental Consultants, Inc., leading their New Hampshire office. Tom is a co-chair of the New England Hydric Soil Technical Committee and Vice President of the Society of Soil Scientists of Northern New England.

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PDT-SoilSc-09

Soil Genesis & Classification

09:00am - 03:30pm
Rindge Recreation Building
Thomas Peragallo
225.00 Tuition
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