Growing pastures

This module is available for study. Good pastures are a valuable asset on a farm or hobby / lifestyle property. But getting pastures established can be challenging. This module will take you through all the basics for establishing pastures and even rejuvenating an old pasture. The module builds on previous modules on plant growth, nutrition…

Assessment and plan for a new farm.

This module is designed as a starting point if you are planning to purchase or move to a new farm or are planning to move into horticulture. Its also just as good for taking a new look at an existing farm or horticultural activity. Factors considered will include climate and weather patterns, micro-climate, topography, land…

Farm water test

This module is for a Domestic, stock and irrigation test. This water test is carried out by ALS Global. Includes assistance with sampling and submitting sample (by negotiation, if required). Allow 4 hrs for sampling, discussing results and developing a preliminary management plan with your mentor. Cost $220. Mentor Dr Tim Apps Factors in the…

Introduction to plant growth, plant nutrition and soils.

This module combines foundation level topics from the modules Plant growth and nutrition and Soils and plant growth. It serves as a convenient introduction to plant nutrition, plant growth, healthy soil concepts, soil processes that supply nutrients, fertilisers and the connections between soil factors and plant health. It is a recommended foundation subject for the…

Soils and plant growth

This module is the bridge between Plant growth and nutrition and the module Investigating healthy soils. In this module you will learn more about how soils work and how they naturally supply nutrients to plants. Examples can range from vegetables growing in a garden soil to pasture or crops on a farm. To do this…

Plant growth and nutrition.

This module focuses on the building blocks of plant growth and nutrition. Therefore it is central to a deeper understanding of topics like the nature of healthy productive soils, soil management, growing garden plants, crops and pastures sustainably. Ultimately as you build on this module this will lead to a better understanding of farm scale…

Complete soil test

Course details: This module is for a complete soil nutrients and physical factors test. It will be carried out by a third party lab Agvita Analytical in Devonport, Tasmania. Your mentor will work with you to interpret the results and develop a nutrition plan. Includes assistance with sampling and submitting sample (by negotiation depending on…