About this course

This course provides an overview of how to assess nutrient stocks at the end of the season. It is based on a webinar produced by Dr. Rob Norton from the International Plant Nutrition Institute, facilitated by GRDC Communities – Crop Nutrition.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe strategic and tactical nutrient management approaches
  • Describe what affects residual soil nitrogen levels at the end of the season
  • Explain the difference between replacement and build strategies for phosphorus
  • Identify risk factors for potassium deficiency
  • Assess which nutrients are likely to be deficient at the end of the season.

At a glance:

Course duration: Self-paced
Start date: Enrol anytime
Number of units: Non-accredited
Indicative fees: NIL
Accredited Course: No


There are five learning modules in this course:

  1. Strategic vs tactical nutrient management
  2. Nitrogen
  3. Phosphorus
  4. Potassium and micronutrients

Modules 1-3 each have one quiz, and Module 4 has two quizzes. There is a summary quiz at the end of the course.

This course is available free of charge through the Tocal College Canvas learning platform. Click the Enrol now button to access the course.

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