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Agriculture Habitat Management

Description

This 7-week course is delivered 1-day a week and covers the theory and practical aspects of managing agricultural land for the benefit of our natural habitats.

Topics covered within this part time course include:

              Woodland and hedgerow management

              Improving and managing agricultural habitats

              Havens for wildlife and maintaining, and improving, buffer zones

              Habitat management for crop and livestock protection

              Wildlife ecology and conservation management

              Surveying, assessing, and planning improvements

              Implementing new managing strategies

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Start time:9:00 Finish time:16.00
03/05/202421/06/20240£295.00[Read More]
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Introduction to Agriculture and Conservation

Description

Also known as Conservation Agriculture, this 7-week course is delivered 1-day a week and covers the theory and practical aspects of managing agricultural land for the benefit of crop yield and biodiversity improvements.

Set around the three core principles of the European Conservation Agriculture Federation, this course offers the foundations for career changers that wish to balance agriculture with conservation of our resources for the future.

Core Principles:

1.         Use of crop rotations with a diversity of crop species

2.         Minimal soil disturbance

3.         Maintenance of permanent soil cover

Topics covered within this part time course include:

           Exploring historical and current land management techniques

           Benefits of minimal tillage, use of ground cover and use of diverse crop rotations

           Natural weed and pest deterrents

           Planting plans for the benefit of improved biodiversity and crop yield

           Soil management, health, and biology

           Plant Science

           Water management

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Start time:9:00 Finish time:17.00
01/03/202426/04/20240£295.00[Read More]

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