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Fruit Production (Temperate Climate) BHT218 Course Online

Online Course Fruit Production In Temperate Climates

Learn to grow cool climate fruits including  apples, pears, peaches, plums, citrus, berries, citrus and nuts.   If you are working in fruit production, want to start an orchard, renovate an existing orchard or are just interested in growing fruit, this course is for you.

  • An essential introduction to the fruit growing industry.
  • 100 hours self-paced home study
  • Gain important skills for successful fruit growing in serious ways.
  • Learn management, soils, planting, irrigation, pruning, cultural practices, pest control, stone fruits, fruit trees, nuts, vines and much, much more…….

This course is for the serious grower! A great all round course that covers all aspects of fruit temperate fruit growing from soil management through to plant selection and marketing. All you need to know to set up that fruit growing farm.

Course Aims

  • Identify different types of fruit crops, which can be successfully grown in your region.
  • Explain the nature of the fruit industry in your region (locality).
  • Determine the cultural requirements for different fruit crops.
  • Develop a plan for the establishment of an orchard.
  • Formulate appropriate methods for marketing specific fruit crops grown in your locality.
  • Develop a calendar for cultural management of a fruit plantation, or orchard.

Course Outline

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Temperate Fruit Growing
    • Deciding What to Grow
    • Crop Selection Criteria
    • Options of Types of Fruits: Citrus, Berries, Vine Fruits, Pome Fruits, Stone Fruits, Nuts, etc
    • The Botany of a Fruit and Fruit Development
    • The Flower and Inflorescence
    • Types of Fruit: simple, aggregate, multiple
    • Modification of Fruits
    • How Seed Forms, Buds
    • Terminology
    • Morphological Changes in Plants
  2. Establishing an Orchard
    • Considerations when Establishing an Orchard
    • Site Selection; size, location, climate, water, pest and disease exposure, etc
    • Calculating Effective Rainfall
    • Drawing an Orchard Plan
  3. General Cultural Practices
    • Understanding Soils
    • Physical Soil Characteristics; soil texture, structure, etc
    • Chemical Characteristics of Soil; pH, Nutrition
    • Soil Water
    • Simple Soil Tests
    • Dealing with Fruit Tree Problems
    • Identifying a Problem
    • Pests; chewing insects, sucking insects, other pests, birds
    • Diseases; fungal, virus, bacterial
    • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
    • Chemical Pest Control
    • Non Chemical Pest Control
    • Common Environmental Problems
    • Staking Plants, Cages and tree guards
    • Weed Control
    • Nutrition and Plant Feeding
    • Pruning Fruit Trees
    • Pruning Systems
    • Water, Drainage and Irrigation
  4. Tree Fruits
    • Deciduous Fruit Trees
    • Winter Chilling Requirements
    • Climate Needs
    • Choosing Varieties
    • Pollination Needs
    • Growing Apples
    • Apricot
    • Cherry
    • Fig
    • Loquat
    • Asian Pear or Nashi
    • Olive
    • Peach and Nectarine
    • Pear, Plum
    • Pepino, Pomegranate, Quince, Tree Tomato
    • Using Compost
  5. Vines, Nuts and Berries
    • Nut Growing Introduction
    • Walnut Culture
    • Chestnut, Almond, Macadamia, Pecan, American Hazelnut, Filbert, etc.
    • Passion-fruit Culture
    • Chinese Gooseberry
    • Grape Cultivation
    • Overview of Berry Fruit Growing
    • Strawberry Growing
    • Raspberry, Cape Gooseberry, Mulberry, Blueberry, Elderberry, Currants, Cranberry, Brambles
  6. Citrus
    • Introduction to Citrus Culture
    • Overview of Species
    • Temperature Tolerance
    • Culture and Planting Citrus
    • Citrus Problems and treatments
    • Citrus Directory; review of main types
  7. Cultural Management of a Fruit Plantation or Orchard
    • Developing a Maintenance Program
    • The Production Plan
    • Producing a Flow Chart (Timetable) for a crop
  8. Marketing Your Produce
    • Introduction
    • Marketing Options
    • Conducting Market Research
    • Standards; quality, quantity, cost efficiency
    • Sales Price
    • Example of Harvest and Post Harvest treatment of a Crop

 

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: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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Online Course Fruit Production In Temperate Climates

Learn to grow cool climate fruits including  apples, pears, peaches, plums, citrus, berries, citrus and nuts.   If you are working in fruit production, want to start an orchard, renovate an existing orchard or are just interested in growing fruit, this course is for you.

  • An essential introduction to the fruit growing industry.
  • 100 hours self-paced home study
  • Gain important skills for successful fruit growing in serious ways.
  • Learn management, soils, planting, irrigation, pruning, cultural practices, pest control, stone fruits, fruit trees, nuts, vines and much, much more…….

This course is for the serious grower! A great all round course that covers all aspects of fruit temperate fruit growing from soil management through to plant selection and marketing. All you need to know to set up that fruit growing farm.

Course Aims

  • Identify different types of fruit crops, which can be successfully grown in your region.
  • Explain the nature of the fruit industry in your region (locality).
  • Determine the cultural requirements for different fruit crops.
  • Develop a plan for the establishment of an orchard.
  • Formulate appropriate methods for marketing specific fruit crops grown in your locality.
  • Develop a calendar for cultural management of a fruit plantation, or orchard.

Course Outline

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Temperate Fruit Growing
    • Deciding What to Grow
    • Crop Selection Criteria
    • Options of Types of Fruits: Citrus, Berries, Vine Fruits, Pome Fruits, Stone Fruits, Nuts, etc
    • The Botany of a Fruit and Fruit Development
    • The Flower and Inflorescence
    • Types of Fruit: simple, aggregate, multiple
    • Modification of Fruits
    • How Seed Forms, Buds
    • Terminology
    • Morphological Changes in Plants
  2. Establishing an Orchard
    • Considerations when Establishing an Orchard
    • Site Selection; size, location, climate, water, pest and disease exposure, etc
    • Calculating Effective Rainfall
    • Drawing an Orchard Plan
  3. General Cultural Practices
    • Understanding Soils
    • Physical Soil Characteristics; soil texture, structure, etc
    • Chemical Characteristics of Soil; pH, Nutrition
    • Soil Water
    • Simple Soil Tests
    • Dealing with Fruit Tree Problems
    • Identifying a Problem
    • Pests; chewing insects, sucking insects, other pests, birds
    • Diseases; fungal, virus, bacterial
    • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
    • Chemical Pest Control
    • Non Chemical Pest Control
    • Common Environmental Problems
    • Staking Plants, Cages and tree guards
    • Weed Control
    • Nutrition and Plant Feeding
    • Pruning Fruit Trees
    • Pruning Systems
    • Water, Drainage and Irrigation
  4. Tree Fruits
    • Deciduous Fruit Trees
    • Winter Chilling Requirements
    • Climate Needs
    • Choosing Varieties
    • Pollination Needs
    • Growing Apples
    • Apricot
    • Cherry
    • Fig
    • Loquat
    • Asian Pear or Nashi
    • Olive
    • Peach and Nectarine
    • Pear, Plum
    • Pepino, Pomegranate, Quince, Tree Tomato
    • Using Compost
  5. Vines, Nuts and Berries
    • Nut Growing Introduction
    • Walnut Culture
    • Chestnut, Almond, Macadamia, Pecan, American Hazelnut, Filbert, etc.
    • Passion-fruit Culture
    • Chinese Gooseberry
    • Grape Cultivation
    • Overview of Berry Fruit Growing
    • Strawberry Growing
    • Raspberry, Cape Gooseberry, Mulberry, Blueberry, Elderberry, Currants, Cranberry, Brambles
  6. Citrus
    • Introduction to Citrus Culture
    • Overview of Species
    • Temperature Tolerance
    • Culture and Planting Citrus
    • Citrus Problems and treatments
    • Citrus Directory; review of main types
  7. Cultural Management of a Fruit Plantation or Orchard
    • Developing a Maintenance Program
    • The Production Plan
    • Producing a Flow Chart (Timetable) for a crop
  8. Marketing Your Produce
    • Introduction
    • Marketing Options
    • Conducting Market Research
    • Standards; quality, quantity, cost efficiency
    • Sales Price
    • Example of Harvest and Post Harvest treatment of a Crop

 

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: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

Clear

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