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Agronomy II (Grains) Course Online

Why Study this Agronomy II (Grains) Course?

Learn to successfully grow cereals, pulses and pseudo grains with the help of Agronomy II Course Online!

You will learn the five factors needed to grow grains profitably in this Agronomy II Course Online and more:

Good quality seed, with high germination rate
Protect seeds against pests and disease
Prepare seedbed well
Adequate nutrition in soil
Timely sowing – temperature, moisture and climatic conditions suitable

What you will do in this course:

  • Classify important existing and emerging grains or cereals grown around the world and explain the production systems both large and small scale, used for growing, harvesting and storing grains in different countries.
  • Describe important farm structures, equipment, vehicles, supplies and natural resources required for successful production of cereal/grain crops
  • Describe and compare the properties and production systems of the major ‘cool season’ cereals, namely: wheat, triticale, spelt, barley, oats and rye.
  • Describe and compare the properties and production systems of the major ‘warm season’ cereals, namely: maize, sorghum and millet
  • Describe the four main broad habitats where rice is grown and explain the variety of production systems used within these different habitats.
  • Explain and compare the production systems and uses of important cool and warm season pulse crops grown around the world.
  • Describe production of ‘non-grasses’ that are existing or emerging as important‘cereals’, such as chia, quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat.
  • Explain post harvest storage and processing methods used for cereals for human consumption and examine the various sales procedures used.
  • Describe the production of important warm and cool season grasses used for forage and stock feed
  • Describe the storage, processing and sale of cereals used for livestock and demonstrate the calculation of some sample stock rations

 

Lesson Structure

1. Introduction to Grains
  • Production of Crops in Different Climates and Ecological Zones
  • Crop Growing Periods and Growing Degree Days.
  • Cropping Season as Affected by Moisture Availability
  • World Cropping
  • Cereal Crop Growth Stages
  • Grain Types
  • Production Systems
2. Cereal/Grain Infrastructure and Machinery Requirements
  • Equipment Requirements
  • Seed
  • Harvest
  • Grain Storage
3. Wheat, Triticale, Spelt, Barley, Oats, Rye
  • Wheat and Spelt
  • Tritosecale
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Rye
4. Maize, Sorghum, Millet
  • Maize
  • Sorghum
  • Millet
5. Rice
  • Rice (Oryza Spp.)
  • Cultivation
  • Crop Health and Diseases
  • Harvest
6. Pulse crops
  • Soybeans
  • Pidgeon Peas (Congo Beans)
  • Lima Beans
  • Cowpeas
  • Mung Beans
  • Chick Peas
  • Lentils
  • Faba Beans
  • Field Peas (Green Peas)
  • Fertility
7. Pseudo cereals
  • Chia
  • Quinoa
  • Amaranth
  • Buckwheat
  • Sesame Seed
8. Processing grains for human consumption
  • Post-Harvest Processing
  • Storage
  • Grain Processing for Consumption
  • Wheat Processing
  • Processing Maize (Corn)
  • Processing Rice
  • Processing Oats
  • Processing Pseudo grains
  • Fortifying Foods
9. Grains for livestock consumption
  • Differences Between Crops for Human Consumption and Those for Animal Consumption
  • C3 And C4 Grasses – C3 Plants – C4 Plants – Legume Forage – Mixed Grass and Legume Forages
  • Nutrient-Dense Forages and Forage Quality

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Why Study this Agronomy II (Grains) Course?

    Learn to successfully grow cereals, pulses and pseudo grains with the help of Agronomy II Course Online!

    You will learn the five factors needed to grow grains profitably in this Agronomy II Course Online and more:

    Good quality seed, with high germination rate
    Protect seeds against pests and disease
    Prepare seedbed well
    Adequate nutrition in soil
    Timely sowing – temperature, moisture and climatic conditions suitable

    What you will do in this course:

    • Classify important existing and emerging grains or cereals grown around the world and explain the production systems both large and small scale, used for growing, harvesting and storing grains in different countries.
    • Describe important farm structures, equipment, vehicles, supplies and natural resources required for successful production of cereal/grain crops
    • Describe and compare the properties and production systems of the major ‘cool season’ cereals, namely: wheat, triticale, spelt, barley, oats and rye.
    • Describe and compare the properties and production systems of the major ‘warm season’ cereals, namely: maize, sorghum and millet
    • Describe the four main broad habitats where rice is grown and explain the variety of production systems used within these different habitats.
    • Explain and compare the production systems and uses of important cool and warm season pulse crops grown around the world.
    • Describe production of ‘non-grasses’ that are existing or emerging as important‘cereals’, such as chia, quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat.
    • Explain post harvest storage and processing methods used for cereals for human consumption and examine the various sales procedures used.
    • Describe the production of important warm and cool season grasses used for forage and stock feed
    • Describe the storage, processing and sale of cereals used for livestock and demonstrate the calculation of some sample stock rations

     

    Lesson Structure

    1. Introduction to Grains
    • Production of Crops in Different Climates and Ecological Zones
    • Crop Growing Periods and Growing Degree Days.
    • Cropping Season as Affected by Moisture Availability
    • World Cropping
    • Cereal Crop Growth Stages
    • Grain Types
    • Production Systems
    2. Cereal/Grain Infrastructure and Machinery Requirements
    • Equipment Requirements
    • Seed
    • Harvest
    • Grain Storage
    3. Wheat, Triticale, Spelt, Barley, Oats, Rye
    • Wheat and Spelt
    • Tritosecale
    • Oats
    • Barley
    • Rye
    4. Maize, Sorghum, Millet
    • Maize
    • Sorghum
    • Millet
    5. Rice
    • Rice (Oryza Spp.)
    • Cultivation
    • Crop Health and Diseases
    • Harvest
    6. Pulse crops
    • Soybeans
    • Pidgeon Peas (Congo Beans)
    • Lima Beans
    • Cowpeas
    • Mung Beans
    • Chick Peas
    • Lentils
    • Faba Beans
    • Field Peas (Green Peas)
    • Fertility
    7. Pseudo cereals
    • Chia
    • Quinoa
    • Amaranth
    • Buckwheat
    • Sesame Seed
    8. Processing grains for human consumption
    • Post-Harvest Processing
    • Storage
    • Grain Processing for Consumption
    • Wheat Processing
    • Processing Maize (Corn)
    • Processing Rice
    • Processing Oats
    • Processing Pseudo grains
    • Fortifying Foods
    9. Grains for livestock consumption
    • Differences Between Crops for Human Consumption and Those for Animal Consumption
    • C3 And C4 Grasses – C3 Plants – C4 Plants – Legume Forage – Mixed Grass and Legume Forages
    • Nutrient-Dense Forages and Forage Quality

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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