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Soil Management BAG103 Adl - Academy For Distance Learning

Become an expert at managing your soil. Soil is the foundation for profitable farming.

  • Duration: 100 Hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Agronomy BAG306 Adl - Academy For Distance Learning

Understand and learn to grow grain, oil and fibre crops on a broad acre farm. Over 55,000 words, in our unique study guide, developed by Agriculture experts in Australia and the UK Agronomy can be broadly defined as the practice and study of field crops for use as human food, animal feed, fibre, oilseed production and some industrial products.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration: 100 Hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
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AGRONOMY Study Smart Online
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

There are 8 lessons in this course: TRODUCTION TO AGRONOMIC PRACTICES Introduction Crop Types Plant structure and Function Transpiration rate Selection Criteria for Plants Understanding monoculture Row Crops Cover Crops Crop Operations Planter types 2.CULTURE - WHAT INFLUENCES CROP GROWTH Soils Problems with soils Loss of soil problems Erosion Salinity Soil sodicity Soil acidity and alkalinity Improving soils Cultivation techniques Plant nutrition Nutrient deficiencies Organic fertilizers Soil life Insect Pests Diseases 3.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Online
Soil Management ACS Distance Education

Soil Management is aimed at those wanting to learn about soils and how to improve the quality of soils.  Soil is the foundation for profitable farming.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Know Your Garden Soil MERRIST WOOD COLLEGE

As gardeners we spend a lot of time caring for our plants, but too many of us neglect the vital resource that is beneath our feet – the soil. During this short workshop we will get some hands-on experience in assessing the main qualities of our garden soils and evaluating our options to maximise plant health and growth.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Soil Management - Crops ACS Distance Education

Learn how to improve your soils and benefit from them.  This course examines: The properities of soil Testing How to manage and improve soil Soil problems Sustainabilty of soils and much  more.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Soil Management - Agriculture ACS Distance Education

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.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Agronomy ACS Distance Education

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. COURSE STRUCTURE & CONTENT There are 8 lessons in this course: 1.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
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Soil Science Training
Soil Management BAG103

ADL - ACADEMY FOR DISTANCE LEARNING

Cost: £325.00 per course

Location: Online course

Agronomy BAG306

ADL - ACADEMY FOR DISTANCE LEARNING

Cost: £325.00 per course

Location: Online course

AGRONOMY

STUDY SMART ONLINE

Cost: £389.00 per course

Location: Online course