It's time to get to know your soil! Introducing our Ecological Soil Management Course

with Alan Broughton, Author, Biological Agriculture Researcher
& Organic Farming Teacher

How Does The Course Work For You?

The Course begins as soon as you register. It’s a self-paced course where you can access the Lessons anytime once they are released. Lessons are written and presented by Alan Broughton. You have lifetime access to the course; once they are made available online they remain there for you to access permanently. You also get access to a study group to ask questions and online learning quizzes. At the end you also receive a Certificate of Completion!

Finally the many things you were never taught that
will change your farm practice forever!

Discover how successful farmers create the perfect environment for profitable chemical free farming.

Alan Broughton’s

Ecological Soil Management Course
+ 3 Months Club Access
Valued at

USD $788

online course
Yes! I’m ready to start today!
All prices are USD
  • Lesson 1: Soil – The Foundation For Agriculture
  • Topic 1: The Complexity Of Soil
  • Relationship between soil physics, biology and chemistry
  • Topic 2: Soil Organic Matter And Carbon
  • Ecological soil fertility management principles
  • Topic 3: Finding Local Soil Information
  • Soil formation
  • Soils of Australia
  • Lesson 2: Assessing soil fertility
  • Topic 1: The Soil Profile
  • Soil profile examination
  • Topic 2: Plants As Indicators Of Soil Conditions
  • Weeds as indicators of soil conditions
  • Symptoms of nutrient deficiency and excess
  • Topic 3: Soil Fertility Monitoring
  • Useful soil fertility monitoring tools
  • Soil laboratory analysis
  • Taking soil samples
  • Soil colour
  • Soil texture testing
  • Soil structure
  • Topic 4: Easy Soil Tests To Do
  • Soil stability: the Emerson test
  • Acidity and alkalinity
  • Salinity
  • Lesson 3: Life In The Soil
  • Topic 1: Bacteria
  • Bacteria: benefits, nodulation of legumes, azotobacter, actinobacteria)
  • Topic 2: Fungi
  • Fungi: Benefits, mycorrhiza
  • Topic 3: Other Soil Micro-Organisms
  • Archaea
  • Protozoa
  • Nematodes
  • Algae
  • Encouraging micro-organisms
  • Topic 4: Providing Best Conditions For Micro-Oganisms
  • Bacteria-fungi balance
  • Soil biology monitoring: using a microscope, lab testing
  • Topic 5: Larger Critters In The Soil
  • Non-microbial soil life: collembola, mites, dung beetles, earthworms
  • Lesson 4: Soil Nutrients
  • Topic 1: Soil Fertilisation: From The Romans To Albrecht
  • Topic 2: Reading A Soil Test
  • Soil testing versus foliar testing
  • Chemical symbols
  • Topic 3: The major cations
  • Topic 4: Anions
  • Oxygen
  • Silicon
  • Topic 5: Trace elements
  • Lesson 5: Soil Improvement Techniques
  • Topic 1: Soil Aeration
  • Topic 2: Compost Making
  • Biodynamic farming
  • Compost making: materials, method, usage
  • Compost tea and compost extract
  • Topic 3: Worm Farming And Vermicompost
  • Topic 4: Green Manures And Legume Herbs And Trees
  • Soil fertility trees
  • Topic 5: Compost Tea, Compost Extract And Manure And Weed Teas
  • Manufactured organic fertilisers
  • Biological preparations and stimulants
  • Manure and weed teas
  • Topic 6: Biological Preparations And Stimulants
  • Coal, ash, charcoal
  • Rock dust, paramagnetism
  • Foliar fertilising
  • Animals as soil improvers

Ecological Soil Management Course Outcomes

After completing the soil management course you will be able to:

  • Read signs that show the basic characteristics of the soil
  • Conduct basic soil tests to better understand your soil
  • Boost soil biology to support your crops
  • Develop climate change resilience by increasing soil carbon
  • Interpret a soil laboratory test
  • Make quality compost and worm castings
  • Use plant diversity to improve soil fertility
  • Plan a comprehensive soil fertility program for your land

PLUS 3 months Farming Secret Club Access
Valued at US$291

Our No Risk Money Back Guarantee

Ecological Soil Management Course is fully guaranteed. We Provide A 100% Guarantee That If After 30 Days Of Participating In The Course You Are Not Happy With Any Aspect Of The Course Your Money Will Be Returned In Full and you can keep any bonuses you have already received.

Alan Broughton’s

Ecological Soil Management Course
+ 3 Months Club Access
Valued at

USD $788

online course
Yes! I’m ready to start today!
All prices are USD
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