Agronomy VI - Fibre Crops

Online agronomy course focussed on growing arable or broad acre fibre crops - cotton, jute, hemp, flax, kenaf and others

Course CodeBAG313
Fee CodeS3
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

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Learn to Grow Fibre Crops

New Course Available late 2021

Lesson Structure

There are 11 lessons in this course:

  1. Scope and Nature of Fibre Crops
  2. Cotton (Gossipium species) – cultivation
  3. Cotton – Harvesting, processing and uses
  4. Jute (Corchorus species)
  5. Industrial Hemp (Cannibis sativa)
    • Sunn Hemp – Crotolaria juncia
  6. Flax
  7. Kenaf
  8. Leaf Fibres (Abaca and Sisal)
  9. Grass Fibre – Sugarcane & Bamboos
  10. Non-conventional Fibres
  11. Harvesting/ Processing/Marketing

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Fibre crops are field crops that are typically grown for fibre, but may also have other benefits. 

Fibre is a general term for slender cells that are much longer than their width, and that typically have thick secondary walls. The multitude of product options that can be produced from fibre crops is impressive. 

Products derived from fibre crops include, clothing - but more broadly :building materials, automotive and aviation components, body armoury, paper, bio-fuels (ethanol), pharmaceutical products, textile and geo-textile products.  


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