Short Course Programme
Module 2: Crop nutrition
In this module:
To maximise our yield it is important to have a good understanding of the science behind feeding our plants.
During this module, we will be learning about the different plan nutrients that exist, the roles they play and what can happen when there are deficiencies of certain nutrients.
We will also be exploring what factors must be considered when choosing fertilisers and how to put together fertiliser management programmes.
AFTER THIS MODULE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Describe the basic nutritional requirements for crops
- Explain the relationship between nutrients, water and yield
- Develop nutrition & fertiliser management plans
- Apply the right fertiliser at the appropriate rate for a range of crops
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