First course content

  • Soil and water conservation; using an A-frame to determine the contour lines along which cultivation and traces are done.Compost making to
  • improve and maintain soil fertility.
  • Making of liquid manure and plant teas for top dressing.
  • Crop rotation to release nutrients and manage pests and diseases.
  • Mixed cropping to discourage pest build-up and improve soil cover.
  • Making of natural pesticide sprays.
  • Using plant weeds and herbs with known pesticide properties.
  • Introduction to animal husbandry.