About this Course
4.6
46 ratings
18 reviews
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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Approx. 25 hours to complete
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Suggested: 3 hours/week

Approx. 25 hours to complete
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English

Subtitles: 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 reading
Syllabus10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
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 exercise
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 exercise
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 exercise
Week 4 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.

Instructor

George J. Hochmuth, Ph.D.

Professor
Urban and Agricultural Environmental Sciences

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