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Crop Nutrition Management

This QQI Level 6 award provides learners with technical knowledge required to understand soil fertility and nutrient requirements of grassland, tillage and energy crops.


Barley soil profile

This course will cover the following areas:

  • Soils and nutrient availability
  • Soil testing and interpretation of soil results
  • Fertiliser type selection and organic manures
  • Crop nutrition and farm fertiliser planning
  • Fertiliser equipment and application techniques
  • Identification of major and minor plant deficiencies in crops
  • Nutrient legislation and farm cross compliance
  • Introduction to Major and Minor Nutrient advice for Productive
  • Agricultural Crops (Green Book).

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Assess soil fertility and crop nutrient requirements
  • Advise producers on best fertiliser us for a range of crops
  • Apply new technology for the efficient use of fertilisers and
  • organic manures
  • Interpret nutrient legislation and farm fertiliser planning

 For further information please contact connected@teagasc.ie