This course is similar to our other soil management courses, but relates specifically to crops.
Soil is the foundation for profitable horticulture. There are many things that can be wrong with your soil.. Poor nutrition, chemical imbalance, structural problems such as drainage, and lack of microbial life are some examples of problems that can beset your soil. Often minor and relatively inexpensive treatments can make a huge difference to productivity, but the problems need to be identified first, and that requires a solid understanding of soil theory and management practice. Learn about soil properties and requirements in agriculture, and how to apply that knowledge at a management level. Topics covered include the chemical and physical properties of soil, soil testing, soil management, earthworks, land degradation, and container growing. “Whether you are living or working on a grazing property or work in the area of land restoration, the study of soil management goes hand-in-hand with the study of pasture management. This is a good course that covers the topic effectively” M. Cullen - Dip. Landcare & Natural Resources, Assoc. Dip. SMI, B. Teaching.
Online Course -or alternatively, study by Distance education using paper based notes or a CD