À propos de ce cours
This course will cover the agricultural and urban water quality issues in Florida, their bases, land and nutrient management strategies, and the science and policy behind the best management practices (BMPs). Students will learn to evaluate BMP research and analyze its role in determining practices and policies that protect water quality.
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Beginner Level

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Clock

Approx. 26 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 3 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English
Globe

Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Beginner Level

Niveau débutant

Clock

Approx. 26 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 3 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Sustainable Agricultural Land Management

In week 1, we will introduce you to the instructor and give you and overview of the course and project....
Reading
5 videos (Total 102 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Project Video14m
Introduction Part I21m
Introduction Part II22m
Introduction Part III33m
Reading1 readings
Syllabus10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 1 Quiz20m

2

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Water Quality Issues and Regulations

In week 2, we will take a look at the big picture and some interesting examples, discuss the value of agriculture, and cover the im ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 77 min), 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
The Big Picture - The Value of Agriculture20m
Water Quality and Regulations27m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 2 Quiz20m

3

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

TMDLs & Nutrients

In week 3, we will discuss TMDLs and agriculture, agricultural soils, and the first part of nutrient fates....
Reading
3 videos (Total 71 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Agricultural Soils31m
Nutrient Fates, Part 120m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 3 Quiz20m

4

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Best Management Practices

For week 4, we will dig deeper into nutrient fates and talk about nutrient mass balance....
Reading
3 videos (Total 73 min), 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Nutrient Fates, Part 319m
Nutrient Mass Balance26m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 4 Quiz20m

5

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Soil Management

For week 5, we will look at soil management in detail and begin to discuss soil testing....
Reading
3 videos (Total 80 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Soil Management, Part 229m
Soil Testing, Part 134m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 5 Quiz20m

6

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Nutrient Management

In week 6, we will continue talking about soil testing and then cover proper nutrient management....
Reading
3 videos (Total 102 min), 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Nutrient Management, Part 135m
Nutrient Management, Part 228m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 6 Quiz20m

7

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Water for Agriculture

For week 7, we will wrap up nutrient management and then move to water for agriculture. We will dive deeper into the water of Florida and then begin the topic of irrigation management....
Reading
3 videos (Total 100 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Water in Florida30m
Irrigation Management, Part 132m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 7 Quiz20m

8

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Agricultural Irrigation Management

For our final week, we will finish up irrigation management and conclude with an overall review....
Reading
3 videos (Total 104 min), 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Irrigation Management, Part 342m
Let's Review38m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 8 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By VKFeb 21st 2018

best course yet on sustainable farming practices.\n\nprofessor speaks from experience and lays out the history and current landscape very clearly.. avoiding ideologies, judgement and speculation.

By OBSep 25th 2016

The professor is an outstanding instructor with an interdisciplinary approach to agribusiness.\n\nGreetings,\n\nECONOMICDEVELOPER.BJORN@ZOHO.COM

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About University of Florida

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