Grain Production Series
CATEGORY: Agriculture

Grain Production Series

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview


Audio-visual methodology is aimed at supporting and empowering people involved in the field of agriculture to define, promote and take full ownership of their own development, as learning is a life-long process.

Skills development is a key driver of socio-economic development. Mainstreaming of agricultural development efforts is crucial to ensure congruence and effective deployment of resources.

Grain production is a total farming process which includes a lot of activities and planning from planting to harvesting

Who Should Enrol

All people involved in the field of agriculture

Course Design

A way to bolster agricultural production is to develop practical agricultural education systems. A powerful way of doing this is through the use of audiovisual modules which is a highly effective and tested methodology to approach, examine and impart knowledge.

This is a comprehensive series of modules that follow a step by step process and can be used in group training or self-study – and are structured according to visual training guidelines. This implies defining most of the terminology used and where necessary, supporting the visual storyline with graphics and animation to enhance the learning process and ensure that sustainable knowledge is gained in the learning process.

These modules are designed to do precisely what they are meant to do – and that is to support skills development.

Online Video Series Supporting Agri Skills Development and Best Farming Practices.

Course Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction 
  • Good farming Practices 
  • Value chain 
  • Soil, climate, crop interaction 
  • Crop rotation systems 
  • Soil Preparation 
  • Soil classification 
  • Soil structures 
  • Cultivar choice 
  • Biotechnology 1 
  • Biotechnology 2 (Weed Scenarios) 
  • Biotechnology 3 (Roundup Ready) 
  • Soil sampling 
  • Taking of soil samples 
  • Soil testing parameters 
  • Basic liming principles 
  • pH and liming 
  • Lime requirements for soil 
  • Planting process 
  • Planter calibration 
  • Fertilizer placing 
  • Liquid Fertilizer calibration 
  • Plant Nutrition 
  • Macro and Micro elements
  • Plant nutrition requirements
  • Nutrition needs assessment
  • Top dressing 
  • Liquid Fertilisation 
  • Leaf sap analysis
  • Micro – Macro element absorption balance
  • Organic matter breakdown
  • Plant reaction to Nematodes
  • Precision Agriculture 1
  • Precision Agriculture 2 
  • Precision Agriculture 3
  • Weed control 1
  • Weed control 2 
  • Vertical aspect interaction
  • Horizontal aspect interaction
  • Profitability equation

Learning Outcomes

Have a better understanding of some of the important aspects of grain production including the following:

  • Good farming practices
  • Value chain
  • Soil, climate, crop interaction
  • Soil preparation
  • Biotechnology
  • Soil sampling
  • Fertilization
  • Plant nutrient requirements
  • Precision agriculture
  • Weed control

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