Soil Management Horticulture


Soil Management Horticulture

Learn the foundation of all good horticulture. Without a sound understanding of soils, you simply cannot realise your full potential as a horticulturist or gardener.
 
Course Code BHT105
Qualification Statement of Attainment
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 100 Hours

 
Course Information

Online Soil Science Course

  • Learn the foundation of all good horticulture. Without a sound understanding of soils, you simply cannot realise your full potential as a horticulturist or gardener.
  • Develop your abilities to apply knowledge of soil properties at a management level.
  • A course for gardeners, horticulturists, farmers, market gardeners, landscapers, orchardists, students or anyone else seeking to better understand how to grow plants better.

COURSE STRUCTURE

There are eight lessons in this module as follows:

Lesson 1   Physical & Chemical Properties Of Soils

Lesson 2   Soil Testing Methods

Lesson 3   Sustainable Soil Management

Lesson 4   Soils & Managing Earthworks

Lesson 5   Land Degradation & Other Soil Problems

Lesson 6   Container Growing

Lesson 7   Soil Science & Health

Lesson 8   Soil Management

Duration:   100 hours
 

Aims

  • Identify and describe soil physical and chemical properties
  • Explain processes, including forms of soil nitrogen and nitrogen cycles in soil, soil humus, texture, soil water, and pH.
  • Understand the principles and procedures of soil testing in domestic and professional situations
  • Understand principles of sustainable soil management
  • Understand soil fertility and the practical development of natural soil fertility
  • Explain earthworks management
  • Explain land and soil degradation processes; and the prevention or amelioration of land degradation
  • Describe soil management for container growing

For more information on this course, please request your free course information pack.

Finance options

If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant Scheme

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