ENST413: Soil and Water Conservation (3 credits)Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week.Prerequisite: ENST200 (formerly NRSC200). Credit will be granted foronly one of the following: NRSC413 or ENST413. Formerly NRSC413.Importance and causes of soil erosion and methods of soil erosioncontrol. Effects of conservation practices on soil physical propertiesand the plant root environment. Irrigation and drainage as related towater use and conservation.
ENST417: Soil Hydrology and Physics (3 credits)Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.Prerequisites: ENST200 (formerly NRSC200) and a course in physics; orpermission of department. Credit will be granted for only one of thefollowing: NRSC417 or ENST417. Formerly NRSC417. A study of soil waterinteractions: the hydrologic cycle; the unique properties of water andsoil; the soil components and their interactions; the field watercycle; transport processes involving water, heat and solutes; humaneffects on soil and groundwater; as well as the measurement,prediction, and control of the physical processes taking place in andthrough the soil.
ENST832: Advanced Soil Physics (3 credits)Prerequisites: NRSC 417; and permission of both department and instructor. An advanced study of physical properties of soils.
Chapters in Books
Carroll, M.J., R.L. Hill, S. Raturi, A.E. Herner and E. Pfeil.2000. Dicamba transport in turfgrass thatch and foliage. p. 228-242. InJ.M. Clark and M.P. Kenna Fate and Management of Turfgrass Chemicals.ACS Books, Washington DC.
Raturi, S., R. Islam, M.J. Carroll and R.L. Hill. 2004. Thatch andsoil characteristics of cool- and warm season turfgrasses. Comm. SoilSci. Plant Anal. 35:(in press).
Raturi, S., M.J. Carroll and R.L. Hill. 2003. Turfgrass thatcheffects on pesticide leaching: A laboratory and modeling study. J.Environ. Qual. 32:215-223.
Raturi, S., M.J. Carroll and R.L. Hill. 2002. Effect of turfgrassthatch on pesticide model leaching predictions. Golf and Science IV.Proc. World Sci. Cong. Golf 4:698-711.
Carroll, M.J., R.L. Hill, E. Pheil, and J.M. Krouse. 2001. Effectof residence time on washoff of chlorothalonil from turf foliage.Intern. Turf Soc. Res. J.:1-6.
Raturi, S. R.L. Hill, and M.J. Carroll. 2001. Modeling dicambatransport in turfgrass thatch and soil. J. Soil Contamination:(InPress).
Van Es, H.M., CB Ogden, R.L. Hill, R.R. Schindelbeck and T.Tsegaye. 1999. Integrated assessment of space, time, andmanagement-related variablility of soil hydraulic properties. Soil Sci.Soc. AM J. 63:1599-1607.
Hill, R.L., J.F. Holderbaum, and A.M. Decker. 1998. Challenges and opportunities for conservation tillage in Moldova. :154-162.
Krenitsky, E.C., M.J. Carroll, R.L. Hill and J.M. Krouse. 1998.Runoff and sediment losses from natural and man-made erosion controlmaterials. Crop Sci.:1042-1045.
Tsegaye, T. and R.L. Hill. 1998. Intensive tillage effects onspatial variability of soil test, plant growth, and nutrient uptakemeasurements. Soil Sci.:155-165.
Tsegaye, T. and R.L. Hill. 1998. Intensive tillage effects onspatial variability of soil physical properties. Soil Sci.:143-154.
Galusky, L.P., M.C. Rabenhorst, and R.L. Hill. 1998. Toward thedevelopment of quantitative soil morphological indicators of watertable behavior. SSSA Special Publication #54:77-93.
Raturi, S., M.J. Carroll, R.L. Hill, E.Pfeil, and A.E. Herner.1997. Sorption of dicamba to zoysia and hard fescue thatch. Turf Soc.REs. J. 8:187-196.