Soil Morphology is the study of physical properties of horizons, color, texture, consistency and structure. This is a half day (3 hour) course. The course will cover soil properties, the proper way to document soil profiles, the interpretation of the soil properties and the classification of the soil profiles.
Instructor will be James Gove, CSS and CWS.
This course was originally titled "Soil Morphology: Describing Soils" and has since been updated.
Jim Gove, CSS, CWS, CPSC, CPESC, M.S. in Plant Science, is president and senior soil and wetland scientist for Gove Environmental Services, Inc., in Exeter, NH. He has been working in the field of soil and wetland science for over 35 years and has authored, co-authored, and contributed to several soil science publications. He is currently president of the Society of Soil Scientists of Northern New England and a member of the New England Hydric Soils Technical Committee. His particular areas of expertise include wetland delineation procedures, wetland impact permitting, wetland mitigation and restoration, site specific soil surveys, hydric soil assessments, and soil profile analysis.