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Academy Pasture, Grazing, Agronomy and Feed Production Module

R23,400.00R33,082.50 excluding VAT

  1. Pasture, Grazing, Agronomy & Feed Production – 13 days, covering 9 sub-modules.
  • Daily Lectures in the morning.
  • Practical Session in the afternoon
  • A1 – Precision Farming.
    • Geographic Information Systems / Farm Mapping / Geo-Reference Imagery / Computer Applications / Basic Spread Sheet Management.
  • A2 – Soil Management.
    • Soil Composition / Soil Classification / Soil Horizons / Soil Fertility / Soil Erosion and Compaction / Soil Sampling / Sample Interpretation
  • A3 – Plant Biology.
    • Plant Morphology / Plant Anatomy / Plant Biology / Plant Taxonomy / Plant Classification / Plant Identification / Sampling and Analysis
  • A4 – Plant Nutrients.
    • Macronutrients / Micronutrients / Plant Nutrients / Micro Organisms / Organic Farming
  • A5 – Water Management.
    • Meteorology / Water Resources / Irrigation / Scheduling / Dams & Reservoirs.
  • A6 – Crop Management.
    • Weed Management / Insect Control / Disease Management / Microbes / Herbicides / Insecticides / Bio-stimulants
  • A7 – Applied Agronomy.
    • Conventional Tilling / No-till Farming / Seedbed Preparation / Planting & Sowing / Seed Treatments / Fertilizer Application / Implements Practical and Maintenance
  • A8 – Feeding Basics.
    • Feed Requirements / Calculating Dry Matter / Energy, Protein and Fiber / Feed intake calculator / Feed Sampling / Concentrates / Silage Management
  • A9 – Pasture Management.
    • Pasture Growth Cycles / Predicting Yield / Stocking Rates & Utilization / Budget / Spreadsheet Management / Plate Meter Basics / Pasture Measurements
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