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Acacias and Wattles Horticulture Course Online

Study Acacias and Wattles Horticulture Course

“Learn about care and commercial growing of Acacias”

In this course you will learn about the identification, botany, and culture (planting, watering, feeding, propagation) of the wattles. Around 50 species are studied in detail. You also learn about the commercial uses of Acacias as building materials, food plants, for tanning, craft, etc. There is more than meets the eye of these useful plants!

 

Course Outline

There are 8 Lessons in this course:

1. Introduction and Resources

  • Nature and Scope of Acacias.
  • Plant/Acacia Taxonomy (classification and naming).
  • Acacia Ecosystems.
  • Significant Acacias from Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

2. Physiology and Botany of Acacias

  • Acacia relatives; and the Order Fabales.
  • Understanding flower structure of Acacias.
  • An inflorescence.
  • Using Botanical terms to describe Acacias.
  • Acacia foliage.
  • Classifying Acacias according to foliage type.
  • Classifying Acacias according to flower type.
  • Acacia fruits (seed pods).

3. Culture

  • Environmental considerations.
  • Nutrition.
  • Pest and Disease.
  • Soil conditions for Acacias.
  • Typical cultural requirements.
  • Australian Acacias (review of size, foliage and flowering).
  • Weed management.
  • Soil testing.

 4. Propagation

  • Scope of wattle propagation.
  • Seed treatments.
  • Sowing wattle seeds.
  • Seed storage.
  • Acacia cutting propagation.
  • Transplanting seedlings or cuttings.
  • Potting up.

 

5. Acacias And Their Uses

  • As a landscape plant (windbreaks, screens, shrubberies, erosion control, soil enrichment, rock gardens, tubs).
  • Plant selection.
  • Buying the right specimen.
  • Using Acacias as specimen trees.
  • Garden Design with Acacias.
  • Creating landscape affects.
  • Acacia species for different conditions.

6. Other Uses For Acacias

  • Timber.
  • Tanning.
  • Cut Flowers.
  • Perfumery with Acacias.
  • Acacias for human food.
  • Acacias for animal fodder.
  • Gum Arabic.

7. Pest & Disease of Acacias

  • Nature and scope of Pest and Disease.
  • Pest and Disease problems detected on Acacias.
  • Environmental problems.

8. Special Project

  • Problem Based Learning style project, to plan the establishment of a collection of Acacias for a specific location.

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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Study Acacias and Wattles Horticulture Course

“Learn about care and commercial growing of Acacias”

In this course you will learn about the identification, botany, and culture (planting, watering, feeding, propagation) of the wattles. Around 50 species are studied in detail. You also learn about the commercial uses of Acacias as building materials, food plants, for tanning, craft, etc. There is more than meets the eye of these useful plants!

 

Course Outline

There are 8 Lessons in this course:

1. Introduction and Resources

  • Nature and Scope of Acacias.
  • Plant/Acacia Taxonomy (classification and naming).
  • Acacia Ecosystems.
  • Significant Acacias from Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

2. Physiology and Botany of Acacias

  • Acacia relatives; and the Order Fabales.
  • Understanding flower structure of Acacias.
  • An inflorescence.
  • Using Botanical terms to describe Acacias.
  • Acacia foliage.
  • Classifying Acacias according to foliage type.
  • Classifying Acacias according to flower type.
  • Acacia fruits (seed pods).

3. Culture

  • Environmental considerations.
  • Nutrition.
  • Pest and Disease.
  • Soil conditions for Acacias.
  • Typical cultural requirements.
  • Australian Acacias (review of size, foliage and flowering).
  • Weed management.
  • Soil testing.

 4. Propagation

  • Scope of wattle propagation.
  • Seed treatments.
  • Sowing wattle seeds.
  • Seed storage.
  • Acacia cutting propagation.
  • Transplanting seedlings or cuttings.
  • Potting up.

 

5. Acacias And Their Uses

  • As a landscape plant (windbreaks, screens, shrubberies, erosion control, soil enrichment, rock gardens, tubs).
  • Plant selection.
  • Buying the right specimen.
  • Using Acacias as specimen trees.
  • Garden Design with Acacias.
  • Creating landscape affects.
  • Acacia species for different conditions.

6. Other Uses For Acacias

  • Timber.
  • Tanning.
  • Cut Flowers.
  • Perfumery with Acacias.
  • Acacias for human food.
  • Acacias for animal fodder.
  • Gum Arabic.

7. Pest & Disease of Acacias

  • Nature and scope of Pest and Disease.
  • Pest and Disease problems detected on Acacias.
  • Environmental problems.

8. Special Project

  • Problem Based Learning style project, to plan the establishment of a collection of Acacias for a specific location.

Send me free info pack

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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