Short Course Programme – Module 1: Crop establishment

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Short Course Programme

Module 1: Crop Establishment

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In this module:

To establish a successful cropping system, we must understand our soil. In this module we look at soil texture, soil quality and how to manage our soils. We will learn about different cultivation systems and their impact on soil quality, seedbed preparation and planting. We will explore soil compaction, soil erosion and soil organic matter content and will review the impact that all of the above have on crop production.

KEY CONCEPTS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • Identifying major soil types and how to assess their potential for crop production
  • Soil composition, soil erosion and soil organic matter content
  • Identifying crop types and how to assess their potential for crop production
  • The essentials for establishing key crops & how soil structure and composition affect this

YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Dr Benard Ngwene

Agricultural Advisory Manager, Africa

In defining mechanisation solutions for smallholders and emerging farmers in Africa, Benard is the perfect plant and soil scientist to help improve agricultural practices for the smallholder farmers; helping them to improve their production processes sustainably. Presenting the short course programme, he is delivering high-quality knowledge in agronomy and AGCO-based mechanisation to empower Africa’s next generation of agroentrepreneurs

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