AGRONOMY – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  09/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 8 lessons in this course: 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 Find out more at Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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