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Our online Agronomy course is now on special offer for a short period only. This 100 hour course is self-paced and includes tutor support. Lessons: The course comprises 8 lessons as outlined, below. 1. Introduction 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 fertilisers; Soil life; Insect Pests; Diseases. 3. Crop Husbandry Practices Operations; Identifying weeds; Ways to control weeds; Spraying; Irrigation; Chemical crop protection; Preparing plant pathogens for microscopic observation; Culturing Pathogens; Natural pest and disease control; Physical controls; Organic sprays and dusts. 4. Seed And Seed Management Seed storage; Types of seed storage; Seed vigour testing; Dormancy factors affecting germination; Germination treatments; Types of media; Media derived from rock or stone; Media derived from synthetic materials; Organic media; Diseases; Salinty build up. 5. Arable Cereal Crops Cereal crops; Zadock scale; Wheat; Barley; Oats; Triticale; Sorghum; Maize; Rice; Millet; Sugar cane; Ryegrass; Hay and Silage; Quality control; Storage and handling; Hydroponic fodder. 6. Arable Broadleaf Crops Characteristics of broadleaf crops; Oil crops; Chickpeas; Narrow-leafed lupins; Canola; Faba beans; Cover crops; Common legumes. 7. Harvesting Crop preparation for harvest; Crop harvest equipment; Forage harvesting equipment; Cereal harvesting equipment; Root crop harvesting equipment; Grain storage; Contract harvesting. 8. Crop Management - Special Project Crop management from planting to post harvest handling.

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Contact name
DIANA COLE
Contact telephone number
01384 442752

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