Course CodeBAG306
Fee CodeS1
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

Learn to grow broad acre crops such as wheat, rice, cotton and soybeans.


Agronomy is a large and important part of global agricultural production. It gives us the grains that form a major part of the human diet in many places. We make bread, cakes, pastries and breakfast cereals from agronomic grains. We cook rice and other grains to eat with meat and vegetables. We derive cooking oils, fabrics and many other basic commodities from agronomic farms.

Agronomy is plant culture on a very large scale, with a very definite purpose.




Lesson Structure

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Agronomic Practices
  2. Culture –What Influences Crop Growth
  3. Crop Husbandry Practices
  4. Seed and Seed Management
  5. Arable Cereal Crops
  6. Arable Broadleaf Crops
  7. Harvesting Crops
  8. Crop Management – Special Project

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Why study this course.

Agronomist are an integral part of food production and other commodities from agriculture. They advise our primary producers in relation to making amendments to the soil, how to control pests and diseases in a wide variety of agricultural and horticultural crops.




Meet some of our academics

Bob JamesHorticulturalist, Agriculturalist, Environmental consultant, Businessman and Professional Writer. Over 40 years in industry, Bob has held a wide variety of senior positions in both government and private enterprise. Bob has a Dip. Animal Husb, B.App.Sc., Grad.Dip.Mgt, PDC
Jan Kelly Dip Hort Over 50 years experience in horticulture. More than twenty years as owner/manager of a plant nursery. She worked in both Australia and New Guinea, in many different roles.
John Mason Parks Manager, Nurseryman, Landscape Designer, Garden Writer and Consultant. Over 40 years experience; working in Victoria, Queensland and the UK. He is one of the most widely published garden writers in the world; author of more than 70 books and editor for 4 different gardening magazines. John has been recognised by his peers being made a fellow of the Institute of Horticulture in the UK, as well as by the Australian Institute of Horticulture.



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