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48 - AFLC - Agriculture, Fishery and Livestock


AFLC 103 - Soil Fertility & Fertilizer (10 days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue Fees
AFLC 103 22 November 2020 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
AFLC 103 13 December 2020 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
AFLC 103 17 January 2021 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
AFLC 103 14 February 2021 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
AFLC 103 14 March 2021 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
AFLC 103 11 April 2021 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
AFLC 103 06 June 2021 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
AFLC 103 04 July 2021 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
AFLC 103 29 August 2021 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
AFLC 103 26 September 2021 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
AFLC 103 24 October 2021 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
AFLC 103 21 November 2021 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
AFLC 103 19 December 2021 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The course will provide detailed information on the plant nutrition, soil fertility and fertilizer management of the essential plant macro and micronutrients. The influence of numerous soil biological, physical and chemical properties on plant nutrient availability to crops will be emphasized. The participant will be familiar with the management of nutrients for optimum productivity and minimum impact on the environment. The aim of this course is to establish a thorough understanding of plant nutrition, soil fertility and fertilizer management in each participant so that he can describe soil and plant nutrient relationships and identify plant nutrition soil fertility problems and recommend proper corrective action.

Course Objectives

  • Describing how plants take up or absorb plant nutrients
  • Identifying/describing plant nutrient deficiency symptoms in several major crops
  • Discriminating fertilizer and soil amendment materials on the basis of content, use and effects on both the soil and the crop
  • Calculating, using basic chemical principles, rates of fertilizers and amendments
  • Describing nutrient response patterns, fertilizer use efficiency, and economics related to fertilizer use
  • Describing and evaluating soil management practices

Who Should Attend?

  • Agricultural engineers
  • Environmental engineers
  • Agricultural practitioners
  • Rural Development practitioners
  • Researchers
  • Interventionists
  • Facilitators

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Definitions of soil fertility, plant nutrition and soil productivity
  • Yield limiting factors
  • Ion exchange in soils
  • General concepts
  • Soil acidity and buffering capacity

Day 2

  • Lime requirement and lime application
  • Calcareous, saline, and sodic soils
  • Amendments for salt affected soils
  • Nitrogen in plants and soils
  • Nitrogen cycle and transformations

Day 3

  • Factors affecting nitrogen availability
  • Nitrogen sources and management
  • Phosphorus in plants and soils

Day 4

  • Potassium in plants and soils
  • Potassium relationships
  • Factors affecting potassium availability
  • Soil sulfur, calcium, magnesium

Day 5

  • Plant analysis
  • Soil testing
  • Nutrient recommendations
  • Soil and crop productivity
  • Tillage and rotation effects

Day 6

  • Soil Phosphorus
  • Phosphorus in plants and soils
  • Phosphorus cycle and transformations
  • Factors affecting phosphorus availability
  • Phosphorus sources and management

Day 7

  • Soil Fertility Evaluation
  • Soil factors
  • Crop factors
  • Nutrient placement
  • Other nutrient management considerations

Day 8

  • Nutrient Management
  • Soil factors
  • Crop factors
  • Nutrient placement
  • Other nutrient management considerations

Day 9

  • Nutrients, Water Use & Economics
  • Water use and other interactions
  • Economics of nutrient use

Day 10

  • Agricultural Productivity and Environmental Quality
  • Soil and crop productivity
  • Tillage and rotation effects
  • Environmental quality