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.
There are 8 lessons in this course:
Introduction to Agronomic Practices
Culture –What Influences Crop Growth
Crop Husbandry Practices
Seed and Seed Management
Arable Cereal Crops
Arable Broadleaf Crops
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.