Soil and Water (Agriculture)

Hampshire Training Providers
In Winchester

Price on request
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Important information

Typology Short course
Location Winchester
  • Short course
  • Winchester


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Hampshire Grain, Overton Road, Micheldever Station, SO21 3AN, Hampshire, England
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Starts On request
Hampshire Grain, Overton Road, Micheldever Station, SO21 3AN, Hampshire, England
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Course programme

Course programme

The subjects covered are shown below and will normally be taught in this order

Day one

  • Why the emphasis on soil and water?
  • Cross compliance schemes
  • Basic soil science
    - Texture, Structure, Erosion
  • Erosion assessment methods
  • Methods for reducing erosion

Exercise on soil erosion and associated risk assessment

Day Two

  • Soil profile assessment - soil pits
  • In-field erosion risk assessment exercise
  • The soil as a substrate
  • Methods of cultivation

- Soil type, Need, Geometry, Work rates

  • Compaction and its alleviation (including the effects of traction)

Exercise on cultivation choice for crop soil type and condition

Day Three

  • Plant water interactions for optimum growth
  • The role of irrigation and scheduling
  • Types of water pollution and the COGAP Water
  • Including methods of analysis
  • Drainage systems - types, importance and maintenance
  • Water table maintenance
  • Exercise on designing a drainage system

Day Four

  • NVZ legislation
  • Organic wastes

- Types, Nutrient value, Application, Problems

  • Preparing a Farm nutrient balance sheet using RB 209
  • Preparing a manure management plan
  • Exercise preparing nutrient and manure management plans for a farm rotation

Day Five

  • Producing a farm soil and water management plan
  • Practical exercise
  • Discussion of the course and revision exercises

Day Six

  • The exam includes 20 multi-choice questions 3 short answer papers
  • Farm Management Plan - open book VIVA exam in field using soil pit/s
  • VIVA exam office based

Additional information

Payment options: * Courses start at £105 per day (when members discount is applied). * Non-HTP members are charged £125 per person per day.

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