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Advanced knowledge of soil

The soil is very important. It’s the basis for life. Soil consists of several layers with all kinds of animals, but also water, air and minerals for plants. As humans, we live from and on the soil. But our soil is under pressure. Soil organisms are important to the soil’s functioning. Which ones are present in our soils? What do they do? How are they under threat? Can we improve soil by improving soil life?

About this course

This e-learning course, ‘Advanced knowledge of soil' deals with the biology of the soil. It looks at which organisms are present in soil and their purpose. How are they (and, therefore, our soils) under threat, and what solutions are available? The focus is also on the interaction between participants and tutors regarding its content. This interaction enables participants to process and apply the acquired knowledge more effectively.

This course can start on request.

What can you expect?

This English e-learning course consists of 10 modules, each with various learning tools such as videos, articles, assignments and discussions. You must complete a module before being able to start the next one. During the course you can submit photos and assignments to substantiate your answers. Together with your fellow students and tutors you can discuss the different topics covered and also submit additional questions for more in-depth knowledge. At the end of the course, you will have gained advanced knowledge related to the subject of 'soil'.

Course content per module

  1. Introduction
    • Working in an e-learning environment
    • Introduce yourself and your company/education
    • Your background in soil and why you would like to gain additional knowledge
    • The importance of soil
  2. Rhizosphere
    • Microbiome
    • Bacterial
    • Fungi
    • Protists
    • Viruses
  3. Plant soil feedback
    • Principles
    • Disease suppressive soils
    • ISR/SAR
    • PGPR
    • Crosstalk
  4. Soil treatments
    • Biotic
    • Abiotic
  5. Assessing soil quality
    • Soil passport
    • Metagenomics
    • Profile pits
    • Condition scores
  6. Suppressive soils
    • Principles
    • Micro organisms
    • Effects on plants
    • Crop rotation
  7. Soil transplantations
    • Opportunities
  8. Biostimulants
    • Categories of biostimulants
    • Challenges
  9. Breeding
  10. Organic carbon
    • Cover crops
    • Compost

Course duration

The total course has 10 modules. The study load per module is approximately 3 hours.

For who

This course is intended for anyone with basic soil knowledge, who wants to gain greater insight into different topics related to 'soil biology', for study or work purposes.

What can you expect

This English e-learning course consists of 10 modules, each with various learning tools such as videos, articles, assignments and discussions. You must complete a module before being able to start the next one. During the course you can submit photos and assignments to substantiate your answers. Together with your fellow students and tutors you can discuss the different topics covered and also submit additional questions for more in-depth knowledge. At the end of the course, you will have gained advanced knowledge related to the subject of 'soil'.

Requirements

This course is at undergraduate bachelor level. Participants are expected to already have a basic knowledge of soil, e.g. from the HAS University of Applied Sciences e-leaning course 'Basic knowledge of soil'.

Language

The course is offered completely in English.

Certification

After successfully completing all 10 modules, you will receive a certificate of participation for the e-learning course ‘Advanced knowledge of soil' from HAS University of Applied Sciences.

Start date

This is an online course. This course is offered continuously. Select the month when you want to follow this course on the registration form.

Projectmanager Bedrijfsopleidingen

L. (Lamiaâ) Fareh El Btioui

Projectmanager Bedrijfsopleidingen


E: l.fareh@has.nl

T: +31 88 890 37 74

Photo Lamiaâ Fareh

Summary

Date of commencement
30 April 2020
Duration
10 days
Investment
€ 495,00
excl. 21% VAT

Price specification

Course price
€ 495,00
Total price
€ 495,00
excl. 21% VAT
VAT price
€ 103,95
Total price
€ 598,95
incl. VAT

The basic course is included.

Any bank/administration fees are for your own account.