Soil Management, Certificate | Part time online | Warnborough College | United Kingdom
395 GBP/full
395 GBP/full
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Join the Soil Management course from Warnborough College and learn about soil properties and requirements in agriculture, and how to apply that knowledge at a management level.


Soil is the foundation for profitable farming. There are many things that can be wrong with soil (eg. poor nutrition, chemical imbalance, structural problems such as drainahe, lack of microbial life etc). Often minor and releatively inexpensive treatments can improve productivity. 

Aims of the Soil Management course from Warnborough College

  • Define terms related to the production and management of agricultural soil, such as ? manure, micorrhyzae, ameliorant, pore space, micro-nutrient, denitrification, ammonium fixation, chemo autrophic organisms, colloids, buffering capacity, leaching, compaction.
  • Create a compost heap;
  • Discuss ways that human activity can destroy soil structure;
  • Explain how pH affects nutrient availability;
  • Explain the function of different nutrients in soils/growing media, such at nitrogen and phosphorus;
  • Analyse a soil test report in order to evaluate the soil for horticultural or agricultural use;
  • Describe appropriate soil testing methods for different situations;

Programme Structure

The duration of this online course is 100 hours. This consists of 8 in-depth lessons:

  • Physical & Chemical Properties Of Soils
  • Soil Testing Methods
  • Sustainable Soil Management
  • Soils & Managing Earthworks
  • Land Degradation & Other Soil Problems
  • Container Growing
  • Soil Science & Health
  • Soil Management

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Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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  • You can start the course whenever is convenient for you.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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    395 GBP/full
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    395 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 395 GBP for the full programme


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