1. INTRODUCTION

Land Resources Laboratory was established in 2016 to carry out the analysis of physical and chemical properties in soil, water, fertilizer and plants for scientific research. The laboratory primarily serves to expose students to soil and soil related environmental issues. Activities will include soil description and analysis, soil and landscape assessment, nutrient assessment and management, composting, soil system modeling and soil information and interpretation. This lab serves not only as a place for students (both graduates and under-graduates) to carry out research for their graduation theses but also for national and international cooperative projects.

Scientific research is one of the main objectives of the laboratory. This is also the place to develop and implement the ideas of the staffs and students in the field of analysis, assessment and management of environmental resources of soil, water and plants. In addition to the scientific research activities, the laboratory also organizes specialized training courses and specialized forums on the above mentioned fields.

  1. RESEARCH FOCUSES:
  • Exploit and create products from clay, sand and peat clay such as plant material from terracotta; fine art articles from clay minerals; and compost from peat.
  • Construction of basic land profiles for the Mekong Delta to serve morphological and morphological studies in land use planning for sustainable of land resources.
  • Set up a set of mangrove plantations, Melaleuca forest and precious medicinal plants in the Mekong Delta to serve the conservation, exploitation and effective management of forest resources.
  • Analysis of chemical and physical criteria related to soil, water, fertilizer and plant quality for land assessment and land use planning, agricultural production planning.
  • Experiment and analyze the effectiveness of different fertilizers (steel slag, organic residue) for sustainable land use.
  1. TASK OF THE LABORATORY

Teaching

Teaching undergraduate and graduate students in Soil Science, Soil Management, Silviculture, Crop Production, Agronomy, and Rural Development. This includes the following subjects:

- Sustainable Land Resources Development (MT222)

- Integrated Land Resources Management (MT262)

- Strategy for Land Resources Development (NN272)

- Soil survey and soil mapping (NN696)

- Land Resources Management and Exploitation (NN176)

- Land Use Planning (NN253)

- Land evaluation (NN508)

- Land evaluation and Land use planning (NN543)

- Advanced land evaluation (MT659)

- Advanced Land Resources Management and Exploitation (MTD601)

- Advanced management and exploitation of land management (MT907)

- Integrated land management system (MT904)

Scientific research

The lab has conducted research projects at the local level and international cooperation

No.

Project/program title

Level

Duration

1

Land use planning in Kien Giang province

Provincial collaboration

2011-2013

2

Sumitomo

International collaboration

2012-2015

3

IRRI

International collaboration

2013-2015

4

SAREC

International collaboration

2011-2012

5

Study on production planning of Go Quao district, Kien Giang province

Provincial collaboration

2012-2013

6

Research on the distribution of rice varieties Soc Trang province

Provincial collaboration

2010-2012

7

Sustainable farming systems on salty land under the impact of climate change in Ben Tre

Provincial collaboration

2011-2013

8

Study on the planning of durian trees in Cai Lay district, Tien Giang province

Provincial collaboration

2014

9

Study of soil degradation in Vinh Long

Provincial collaboration

2014-2015

10

Experimental design of crops for agriculture

National collaboration

2014-2015

11

Soil survey the southwestern Hau River

Provincial collaboration

2014-2015

 

  1. DEVELOPMENT PLAN

The contents of scientific research activities of the Laboratory will focus on:

- Research on the physical and chemical properties of land resources for evaluation, land use planning and agricultural design.

- Research and analysis of environmental indicators of land, water and air resources.

- Research and apply advanced methods in soil and environment analysis.

- Cooperate with local and international institutions on soil sciences and environment.

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