Organization Name: The Horticultural Correspondence
Organic Arable Farming
Training language: English
Duration: Up to 18 months
program: Covering all aspects of Arable farming using organic techniques.
Extensively covering soil and nutrients, crop rotation, weed managment and the
control of pest and diseases in organic systems.
Introduction and brief history of
organic farming; why organic farming? Introduction to soil structure, organic
matter, soil organisms; the living soil; drainage; cultivation.
Nutrient cycling in natural
ecosystems, agricultural systems, organic farms; specific plant nutrients and
requirements; nutrient managment; management of manures,slurry and organic
Crop rotations; polyculture systems;
fertility building; rotation design; crops within the rotation; stockless
rotations; problem of rotations.
Weed management; weed ecology;
cultural control practices; direct intervention techniques; biological weed
control; integrated weed management.
Pest and disease management; causes
of pest problems; self-regulation in organic systems; cultural control of pest
and diseases; direct pest and disease control methods; pest management in grain
storage; integrated pest management in organic farming; specific pest and
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