Over the last few years we have formulated this course so anyone can understand the fundamentals of sustainable agriculture. It has been created by some of the world’s leading agronomists.
• Complete in the comfit of your own home at your own pace.
• Can be completed in 2 to 4 nights if a quick result is required.
• Easy to understand for any level of education.
• Professional bound course so will be protected for future reference.
• Contains practical tips to be sustainable.
• Based on unique Australian conditions but can be related to other parts in the world.
• Receive a wall mountable certificate to display once you have completed the course.
• Recognised in the industry.
• Give or understand professional agronomy advise better.
• Maximise farming profitability and sustainability.
• Based on sound scientific principles and the latest sustainable developments.
How the Course Works?
• You will be posted the professionally bound course which you read and take notes.
• If there are any words where you are not sure of the understanding please refer to glossary at the end of each chapter.
• At the end of each chapter there are multiple choice questions and answers. Please complete the chapter questions and check the answers at the end of the course book before preceding to the next chapter. If any questions are wrong you can re-read those chapter parts to understand why if necessary.
• Once you have read the course and answered all the questions you can then display the certificate.
Sample of the Course
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CHALLENGES OF LAND USE
Land Degradation in Australia
WHAT IS SOIL?
Soil Building Process
Importance of Soil Texture and Structure
AUSTRALIAN SOILS AND SEASONS
Facts about Australian Soils
Responsibilities for Land Degradation
Types of Soil Degradation
Erosion and its Causes
Types of Erosion
Control of Erosion
The Role of Seasons in Australia
Sources of Salt
Control Methods for Salinity
Improving Damaged Soils
WATER RESOURCES IN AUSTRALIA
Availability of Water
Distribution of Runoff
Vegetation Cover and Land Use
Coping With Increasing Water Scarcity
Making Soil More Drought Resistant
Planning of Water Use
Defining Plant Nutrients
Nutrient Availability and Soil pH
Antagonism and Balance of Nutrients
Effect of Tillage on Nutrients
Tillage and Soil Aggregation
Various Effects of NPK
Soil Properties and Availability of Nutrients
Organic Matter, Humus and Humic Acids
SOIL ORGANISMS—LARGE AND SMALL
How Organisms Keep Soil Healthy and Productive
Importance of Soil Organisms
Effect of Soil Conditions on Organisms
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) Fungi
Keeping the Soil Biologically Active
The Soil Food Web
Merits and Demerits of Weeds
Keeping Weeds Under Control
Integrated Weed Control
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