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Starting 2 November 2020

5-week online academy

Build your knowledge of the latest practices for fertilization and irrigation

Part of the Best Practices for Product Application within Agriculture Series

Get 10% off the New AG International publication once you complete this course!

 

Course Overview

Forming part of New AG Academy's Best Practices for Product Application within Agriculture Series, this course consists of 10 online sessions, between 1.5 and 2 hours each.

On completion of this course, you will gain a further understanding of the essentials of fertilization, irrigation and be able to confidently design fertilization plans and irrigation regimes. Familiarise yourself with the practices and theory of fertigation, drip irrigation and other important techniques. From learning the fundamentals of plant nutrients to interpreting soil test results, over 5 weeks you will ensure plants optimal crop nutrition and boost the crop yield while minimizing environmental pollution. 

Online Academies

New AG International Academy online courses are on-demand digital courses developed by our expert faculty providing learning on a range of technical topic areas.

Over 5 weeks students will learn through:

  • 9 modules, split up into multiple bitesize recorded videos
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Revisiting the content with unlimited access to all the materials for 3 months
  • Participating in the discussion forum to interact with other students
  • Interacting with the trainer through the forum during the course
  • Additional content such as materials and white papers available to download

Delegates will receive login instructions within a week of the course start date. If you have any questions please contact lifesciences-training@informa.com.

What will you learn?


Plant nutrients
Plant nutrients

Acquire knowledge of the essential plant nutrients

Soil processes
Soil processes

Understand the processes in soils that influence the availability of the different nutrients

Water analysis
Water analysis

Understand irrigation water quality and develop skills in interpreting water analysis


Soil salinity
Soil salinity

Understand soil salinity, how it affects crop production and how to avoid it

Analyse soil data
Analyse soil data

Develop skills in interpreting soil test results

Design fertilizer programs
Design fertilizer programs

Learn how to design fertilizer programs based on soil, water and plant tissue analysis


Fertigation
Fertigation

Develop skills in fertigation and understand the interactions between fertilizers, water and soil

Crop water requirements
Crop water requirements

Acquire knowledge of water requirements by crops

Designing irrigation systems
Designing irrigation systems

Develop skills in irrigation scheduling and designing irrigation systems

Who is this course for?

This course has been developed for agronomists wanting to boost their career and growers looking to learn how to maximise yield through a comprehensive fertigation program.

On average, delegates of our online academies said...

4/5
for quality of content
85%
applied content during the course to their role
4/5
for quality of delivery

CEU credits

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits demonstrate a commitment to enhancing one’s skillset, a willingness to keep up-to-date on the latest practices, and are important for ensuring academic and practical qualifications remain in use. This course has been assessed by a Certified Crop Advisor and awarded 13.5 CEU credits.