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Australian Native Ferns Course Online

Home Study Australian Ferns Course Online

If you’re in horticulture or just have a shady garden, learn which ferns occur naturally in Australia, how to identify them, where to obtain accurate information on them, how to propagate them, growing and using ferns in baskets, terrariums, and landscapes.

 

Course Outline:

There are 8 lessons in this course:
  1. Introduction
    • Review of the system of plant identification
    • Genus, Species
    • Monocotyledons and Dicotyledons
    • Characteristics of main Australian Plant Families
    • General characteristics of native trees
    • Information contacts (ie: nurseries, seed, clubs, etc.)
    • History of nomenclature
    • International Code
    • Ranks of Taxa
    • Principle of priority
    • Selection and spelling of plant names
    • Changing names
    • Hybrids
  2. Culture
    • Planting Procedure
    • Planting on slopes
    • Fertilizer
    • Time of planting
    • Staking
    • Mulching
    • Pruning native trees
    • Steps in removing a branch from a tree
    • Soils (Physical, chemical, biological structure)
    • Soil profile
    • Improving soil profile
    • Colloids
    • Water and air
    • Soil temperature
    • Soil life
    • Soil Problems (Loss of soil fertility, Erosion, Salinity, Soil compaction, Soil acidification, Build up of dangerous chemicals)
    • Improving soils (soil additives etc)
    • Limestone Underlay Technique
    • Fertilisers
    • Fertilising established trees
    • Plant Nutrition
    • Water Problems
    • Drainage
  3. Propagation
    • Choosing the right propagating technique
    • Seed
    • Seed sources
    • Hybrid seed production
    • Storing seed
    • Difficult seeds
    • Dormancy facftors
    • Maintaining genetic identity
    • Propagating Media
    • Propagating Eucalypts
    • Propagating Acacias
    • Cuttings
    • Improving curtting success rates
    • Grafting
    • Top graft
    • Whip & Tongue graft
    • Irrigated graft
    • Grafting selected plants … Eucalypts, Grevilleas, Banksias, Hakeas
    • After care of seed and cuttings
    • Transplanting (seedlings, cuttings)
    • Potting up plants and Growing on
  4. Most Commonly Grown Varieties
    • Review dozens of relevant genera
    • Allocasuarina
    • Casuarina
    • Melia
    • Pittosporum
    • Acacia
  5. More About Important Groups
    • Eucalyptus
    • Banksia
    • Brachychiton
    • Grevillea
    • Diagnosing Tree Problems
    • Tree Surgery Techniques
  6. Other Varieties
    • Rainforest Trees
    • Constructing a Rainforest
    • Acmena
    • Eugenia
    • Mallotus
    • Melicope (Euodia)
    • Neolitsia
    • Nothofagus
    • Schefflera
    • Stenocarpus
    • Syzygium
    • Aracaria
    • Agathis
    • Actinostrobus
    • Callitris
    • Podocarpus
    • Adansonia
    • Agonis
    • Albizzia
    • Alstonia
    • Alphotinia
    • Angophora
    • Barklya
    • Buckinghamia
    • Castenospermum
    • Elaeocarpus
    • Ficus
    • Macadamia
    • Melia
    • Nuytsia
    • Tristania/Lophostemon
  7. Making The Best Use of Native Plants
    • Why plant trees in the Landscape
    • Problems with trees
    • Biological controls
    • Parasitism
    • Symbiosis
    • Planting Techniques (Pocket planting, slope serrration, Wattling, Planting arid sites, Direct seeding, Spray seeding)
    • Edible Australian Tree Crops (Davidsonia, Quandong, Backhousia, Citrus, Acacia, Syzygium, Tasmannia, Kunzea)
    • Australian indigenous timber trees
    • Essential oils
    • Useful Australian Conifers (Actinostrobus, Athrotaxus, Agathis, Araucaria, Callitris, Podocarpus)
    • Australian Indigenous Palms
  8. Special Assignment
    • You select and conduct an in depth study of one plant genus or group (eg. Timber trees, conifers, trees from a particular region)

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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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    Home Study Australian Ferns Course Online

    If you’re in horticulture or just have a shady garden, learn which ferns occur naturally in Australia, how to identify them, where to obtain accurate information on them, how to propagate them, growing and using ferns in baskets, terrariums, and landscapes.

     

    Course Outline:

    There are 8 lessons in this course:
    1. Introduction
      • Review of the system of plant identification
      • Genus, Species
      • Monocotyledons and Dicotyledons
      • Characteristics of main Australian Plant Families
      • General characteristics of native trees
      • Information contacts (ie: nurseries, seed, clubs, etc.)
      • History of nomenclature
      • International Code
      • Ranks of Taxa
      • Principle of priority
      • Selection and spelling of plant names
      • Changing names
      • Hybrids
    2. Culture
      • Planting Procedure
      • Planting on slopes
      • Fertilizer
      • Time of planting
      • Staking
      • Mulching
      • Pruning native trees
      • Steps in removing a branch from a tree
      • Soils (Physical, chemical, biological structure)
      • Soil profile
      • Improving soil profile
      • Colloids
      • Water and air
      • Soil temperature
      • Soil life
      • Soil Problems (Loss of soil fertility, Erosion, Salinity, Soil compaction, Soil acidification, Build up of dangerous chemicals)
      • Improving soils (soil additives etc)
      • Limestone Underlay Technique
      • Fertilisers
      • Fertilising established trees
      • Plant Nutrition
      • Water Problems
      • Drainage
    3. Propagation
      • Choosing the right propagating technique
      • Seed
      • Seed sources
      • Hybrid seed production
      • Storing seed
      • Difficult seeds
      • Dormancy facftors
      • Maintaining genetic identity
      • Propagating Media
      • Propagating Eucalypts
      • Propagating Acacias
      • Cuttings
      • Improving curtting success rates
      • Grafting
      • Top graft
      • Whip & Tongue graft
      • Irrigated graft
      • Grafting selected plants … Eucalypts, Grevilleas, Banksias, Hakeas
      • After care of seed and cuttings
      • Transplanting (seedlings, cuttings)
      • Potting up plants and Growing on
    4. Most Commonly Grown Varieties
      • Review dozens of relevant genera
      • Allocasuarina
      • Casuarina
      • Melia
      • Pittosporum
      • Acacia
    5. More About Important Groups
      • Eucalyptus
      • Banksia
      • Brachychiton
      • Grevillea
      • Diagnosing Tree Problems
      • Tree Surgery Techniques
    6. Other Varieties
      • Rainforest Trees
      • Constructing a Rainforest
      • Acmena
      • Eugenia
      • Mallotus
      • Melicope (Euodia)
      • Neolitsia
      • Nothofagus
      • Schefflera
      • Stenocarpus
      • Syzygium
      • Aracaria
      • Agathis
      • Actinostrobus
      • Callitris
      • Podocarpus
      • Adansonia
      • Agonis
      • Albizzia
      • Alstonia
      • Alphotinia
      • Angophora
      • Barklya
      • Buckinghamia
      • Castenospermum
      • Elaeocarpus
      • Ficus
      • Macadamia
      • Melia
      • Nuytsia
      • Tristania/Lophostemon
    7. Making The Best Use of Native Plants
      • Why plant trees in the Landscape
      • Problems with trees
      • Biological controls
      • Parasitism
      • Symbiosis
      • Planting Techniques (Pocket planting, slope serrration, Wattling, Planting arid sites, Direct seeding, Spray seeding)
      • Edible Australian Tree Crops (Davidsonia, Quandong, Backhousia, Citrus, Acacia, Syzygium, Tasmannia, Kunzea)
      • Australian indigenous timber trees
      • Essential oils
      • Useful Australian Conifers (Actinostrobus, Athrotaxus, Agathis, Araucaria, Callitris, Podocarpus)
      • Australian Indigenous Palms
    8. Special Assignment
      • You select and conduct an in depth study of one plant genus or group (eg. Timber trees, conifers, trees from a particular region)

    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

      Clear

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