The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is offering a course on basic soil properties, soil analysis and interpretation of results.
The training will take place next year, running 12 to 14 February.
The theoretical work will be presented at the ARC-Soil, Climate & Water offices in Arcadia, Pretoria, and the practical work will take place at the ARC-Vegetable & Ornamental Plants at Roodeplaat.
Course content includes:
q Soil forming factors
q Soil classification (based on a new Soil Classification book published in 2018)
q Soil survey and mapping,
q Land evaluation,
q Soil water management (irrigation),
q Soil fertility and soil analysis,
q Soil degradation and pollution, and,
q A practical field demonstration.
The cost is R3 500 (excluding VAT) per person, which will include lunch. There must be a minimum of ten participants for the course to be presented.
The ARC advises that this is not an accredited course.
Contact Adri Laas, Tel 012 310-2518 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.