The Soil Management (Crops) course will give you the chance to carry out simple tests and determine soil characteristics so that you can treat the soil to improve its ability to grow plants.

The course has been specifically designed for crop production.

The course is an introduction and has further course studies available after its completion. If you are interested in chemical testing and wish to run a business in cropping, this course is for you.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Physical & Chemical Properties of Soils
  2. Soil Testing Methods
  3. Sustainable Soil Management
  4. Soils & Managing Earthworks
  5. Land Degradation & Other Soil Problems
  6. Soil Science & Health
  7. Soil Management


Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  •  Explain the physical and chemical properties of soils suitable for crop production.
  • Use soil testing methods to assess soils characteristics suitable for crop production.
  • Describe appropriate techniques for sustainable soil management for crop production.
  • Explain the methods used in managing earthworks in a way which is sensitive to soil condition.
  • Identify and propose solutions for a number of problems that may occur with soils for crop production.
  • Describe the relationship between soil characteristics and plant health.
  • Describe appropriate techniques for soil management in crop production