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.
This course is designed to provide an understanding of fluvial and deltaic depositional systems, You will gain a better understanding of the sediment transport and deposition factors affecting potential basins and reservoirs. Participantswill learn all the different types and phases of depositional systems, from erosional sources to sediment deposition and storage in various fluvio-deltaic settings.
In this course, you learn advanced shaly sand petrophysical concepts and techniques for advanced reservoir and methods are used to solve problems in openhole formation evaluation, such as complex sandstones (porosity identification and analysis and saturation) and thin beds (identification, porosity, and saturation). Instruction includes classroom exercises and computer-based lessons, and a well-evaluation workshop.
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.
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. On passing the exam you will be awarded the BASIS Foundation Award in Agronomy.
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.
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.
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.
Next start: Mon 11th May
Cost: £2,340.00 per course
Next start: Mon 18th May
Cost: £2,520.00 per course
ADL - ACADEMY FOR DISTANCE LEARNING
Cost: £325.00 per course
Location: Online course