Advanced Soil Management
You’ll gain advanced knowledge of the principles, practices and effects of soil and fertiliser management.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the effects of organic matter depletion on agricultural production and practices to maintain soil organic matter.
- Outline in detail the principles of soil fertility and nutrient cycling in pastoral agriculture, including soil fertility/climate/pasture yield relationships and soil pH/liming principles.
- Explain the principles and issues of soil management and water quality.
- Understand the principles, control and measurement of soil erosion.
- Describe effective trace element use in Aotearoa-New Zealand pastoral agriculture, including measurement, deficiencies and toxicities.
- Have a competent working knowledge of the Overseer® nutrient budget model: theory and demonstration for on-farm fertiliser recommendations and nutrient budgets.
- Understand the theory greenhouse gas losses in agriculture, calculate losses in Overseer®, the use of nitrification inhibitors and the New Zealand greenhouse gas inventory and the emissions trading scheme.
Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences[email protected]