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Search through 6 Soil Science courses in the UK. These Soil Science courses are offered by 3 UK training providers.


Agronomy BAG306 Adl - Academy For Distance Learning

Study level: Beginner

About this Soil Science course: Understand and learn to grow grain, oil and fibre crops on a broad acre farm.

Duration: 100 Hours

Study mode: Distance without attendance

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Soil Management ACS Distance Education

Study level: Intermediate

About this Soil Science course: Soil Management is aimed at those wanting to learn about soils and how to improve the quality of soils.

Duration: 100 hours

Study mode: Distance without attendance

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BASIS Foundation Award in Agronomy Kingston Maurward College

Study level: Beginner

About this Soil Science course: This course provides a good grounding in crop production, protection and nutrition and is aimed at farmers, farm workers and advisers as a preliminary course for the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection or a standalone course in its own right.

Duration: 6 weeks

Study mode: Part time

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Soil Management - Crops ACS Distance Education

Study level: Beginner

About this Soil Science course: Learn how to improve your soils and benefit from them.

Duration: 100 hours

Study mode: Distance without attendance

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Soil Management - Agriculture ACS Distance Education

Study level: Not applicable

About this Soil Science course: There are 8 lessons in this course that will include: Introduction: Soils And Soil Classification - Soil health and Agricultural soils, What is soil health?, Soil Composition and Formation, Classifying Soil Groups and Soil Landscapes, Soil Profiles, Soil Horizons, Key Properties of Selected Soil Groups, Parent Materials, Classifying Soils According to Hydrological Properties, Soil hydrology Groups: Uniform Coarse-textured Soils, Permeability Contrast Soils; Cracking Clays; Medium to Fine Textured soils; Properties of Soils and Plant Nutrition - Understanding Soils, Mineral and Rock, How Soils Develop Naturally, Mechanical Weathering, Chemical Weathering, Geo-chemical Weathering Processes, Pedo-chemical Weathering, Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, Organic Carbon, Soil Colour, Texture and its Effect on Plant Growth, Structure and its Effect on Plant Growth, Consistence and its Effect on Plant Growth, Depth of Profile and how it Relates to Plant Growth, PH and Plant Growth, Porosity and Plant Growth, Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Toxicity; Soil Testing Methods - Tilth and Organic Matter, Soil Sampling for Chemical Analysis, General Principles of Soil Analysis, Tools for Field Sampling and Soil Investigation, Digging a Sample Pit or Hole, Finding Out about your Soil, Settlement Activity, Soil Structure Activity, Recording Soil Colour, Testing Consistence, Describing Texture, Test for Free Carbonates, Soil pH Testing, Stability of Clods to Wetting (Slaking and Dispersion), Bulk Density Testing, Measurement of Organic Matter Content of Soil, Measuring Salinity, Measuring Water Content, Fertiliser Solubility, Affect of Lime on Soil, Laboratory Testing of Soils; Land Degradation and Other Soil Problems - Soil Structure Decline, Water Repellence, Erosion, Hard-Layers in Soils, Transient Bonding; Compaction; Cementation; and Natural Rigidity, Sub-Soil Compaction: Compression, shearing and smearing, Soil Acidification, Alkalinity and Sodicity, Water-logging, Salinity, Chemical Residues; Soil Management on Farms - Conservation Farming, No-Tillage (Zero tillage), Minimum Tillage, Trap Cropping, Cover Crops and Green Manure Cropping, Alley Farming (AF), Contour Farming and Strip Farming, Controlled Traffic Farming, Stubble Management, Establishing Water and Nutrient Management Plans, Soil Conservation Earthworks, Integrated Pest Management, Direct Drilling in Pasture Establishment, Soil Management in Orchards, Soil Management in Market Gardens; Crops: Soil and Nutrient Requirements (Part A) - Wheat, Oat, Barley; Crops: Soil and Nutrient Requirements (Part B) - Narrow-Leafed , Lupins, Canola, Faba Beans, Grapes; PBL Soil project - Soil Investigation and Report - evaluate a range of soils for a given situation, determine soil problems or limitations that exist for a given land use, prepare and present a report.

Duration: 100 hours

Study mode: Distance without attendance

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Agronomy ACS Distance Education

Study level: Beginner

About this Soil Science course: Learn the principles and practices that underpin commercial broad acre crop production (agronomy) and develop an ability to interpret and apply information practically, on a farm.

Duration: 100 hours

Study mode: Distance without attendance

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