Soils and Soil Management
You’ll be introduced to the nature and properties of soils, with an end goal of managing soil fertility for agricultural and horticultural production.
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the physical and chemical properties of a range of soils.
- Outline the various management strategies available to maintain the soil physical conditions for optimum production including irrigation, cultivation and drainage.
- Explain the key chemical aspects of soil fertility including essential nutrients and nutrient cycling.
- Understand the use of various fertilisers and demonstrate the ability to calculate correct nutrient and/or fertiliser application rates.
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