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Greenhouse Cut Flowers Course Online

Why study this Greenhouse Cut Flowers course?

Are you interested in cut flowers? Want to grow your own cut flowers in your greenhouse? This online greenhouse cut flowers course will teach you exactly how to do that, and more! Furthermore, this course will give you all the fundamentals and foundation needed to start growing your own cut flowers. Such as the cultural practices needed in growing them, the techniques used in managing a greenhouse suitable for cut flowers, the production techniques used in different types of cut flowers, and more.

Learn how you can extend the growing season by expanding your cut flower range and supplying markets year-round. This is a diverse course for the serious grower.

Select your crop and use appropriate equipment and techniques to get a viable commercial outcome. Develop your ability to select and cultivate appropriate varieties of cut flowers in greenhouses.

Course Aims:

  • Describe the nature and scope of cut flower production in greenhouses
  • Determine key cultural practices that are commonly required to develop and maintain a good rate of growth in a cut flower crop
  • Explain the initiation and development of flowering in a cut flower crop
  • Determine management practices for cut flower crops grown in a greenhouse
  • Discuss a range of greenhouse management techniques related to cut flower production
  • Explain a range of greenhouse management techniques related to cut flower production
  • Determine a range of harvest and post-harvest techniques related to cut flower production
  • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected herbaceous perennials
  • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected annuals and biennials
  • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected bulbs, corms, rhizomes or tubers
  • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected filler plants
  • Determine greenhouse production techniques for roses and orchids

 

Lesson Structure

1. Introduction to Cut Flower Production
  • Nature and scope of Cut Flower production
  • Flower Characteristics
  • What can you grow
  • Flower (botanical) structure
  • Hydroponics
  • Soils for Flower Growing
  • Soil pH, Cation Exchange Capacity, Conductivity
2. Cultural Practices
  • Planting procedure
  • Time of planting
  • Flowering Plant Nutrition
  • Watering
  • Pruning
  • Staking
  • Mulching
  • Environmental Protection
  • Factors affecting growth
  • Soil Testing
3. Flower Initiation and Development
  • Getting plants to flower out of season
  • Principles affecting rates and progress of flowering
  • Case Studies -Narcissus, Azaleas
  • Carbon Dioxide Enrichment
4. Pest & Disease Control
  • Managing problems in a greenhouse
  • Fungi
  • Pests
  • Media Sterilisation
  • Pest and Disease Control Measures
5. Greenhouse Management A
  • Greenhouse types
  • Fibreglass, glass, coreflute, film etc
  • Hotbeds
  • Cold Frames
  • Shade Houses
  • Misting Systems
  • Lights
  • Benches and Beds
  • Environmental Controls
6. Greenhouse Management B
  • Optimum Growth for Different Plants
  • Temperature control methods
  • Heat Loss
  • Heaters
  • Greenhouse irrigation
  • Cooling
7. Management, Harvest and Post Harvest
  • General rules for harvesting flowers
  • What flowers last longest
  • Customer requirements
  • Post harvest handling
  • Post harvest treatments
  • Managing a market garden
  • Crop scheduling
  • Standards
  • Production costs and profit
  • Farm layout
8. Herbaceous Perennials
  • Perennials
  • Carnations
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Gerbera
  • Judging Flowers
9. Annuals & Biennials
  • Antirrhinum
  • Aster
  • Stock
  • Centaurea
  • Delphinium
  • Limonium
  • Zinnia
10. Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomes
  • Alstroemeria
  • Amaryllis
  • Dahlia
  • Freesia
  • Gladiolus
  • Iris
  • Lilium
  • Tulip
11. Filler Plants
  • What is a filler
  • Gypsophila
  • Ferns
  • Heliconias
  • Calathea

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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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    Why study this Greenhouse Cut Flowers course?

    Are you interested in cut flowers? Want to grow your own cut flowers in your greenhouse? This online greenhouse cut flowers course will teach you exactly how to do that, and more! Furthermore, this course will give you all the fundamentals and foundation needed to start growing your own cut flowers. Such as the cultural practices needed in growing them, the techniques used in managing a greenhouse suitable for cut flowers, the production techniques used in different types of cut flowers, and more.

    Learn how you can extend the growing season by expanding your cut flower range and supplying markets year-round. This is a diverse course for the serious grower.

    Select your crop and use appropriate equipment and techniques to get a viable commercial outcome. Develop your ability to select and cultivate appropriate varieties of cut flowers in greenhouses.

    Course Aims:

    • Describe the nature and scope of cut flower production in greenhouses
    • Determine key cultural practices that are commonly required to develop and maintain a good rate of growth in a cut flower crop
    • Explain the initiation and development of flowering in a cut flower crop
    • Determine management practices for cut flower crops grown in a greenhouse
    • Discuss a range of greenhouse management techniques related to cut flower production
    • Explain a range of greenhouse management techniques related to cut flower production
    • Determine a range of harvest and post-harvest techniques related to cut flower production
    • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected herbaceous perennials
    • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected annuals and biennials
    • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected bulbs, corms, rhizomes or tubers
    • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected filler plants
    • Determine greenhouse production techniques for roses and orchids

     

    Lesson Structure

    1. Introduction to Cut Flower Production
    • Nature and scope of Cut Flower production
    • Flower Characteristics
    • What can you grow
    • Flower (botanical) structure
    • Hydroponics
    • Soils for Flower Growing
    • Soil pH, Cation Exchange Capacity, Conductivity
    2. Cultural Practices
    • Planting procedure
    • Time of planting
    • Flowering Plant Nutrition
    • Watering
    • Pruning
    • Staking
    • Mulching
    • Environmental Protection
    • Factors affecting growth
    • Soil Testing
    3. Flower Initiation and Development
    • Getting plants to flower out of season
    • Principles affecting rates and progress of flowering
    • Case Studies -Narcissus, Azaleas
    • Carbon Dioxide Enrichment
    4. Pest & Disease Control
    • Managing problems in a greenhouse
    • Fungi
    • Pests
    • Media Sterilisation
    • Pest and Disease Control Measures
    5. Greenhouse Management A
    • Greenhouse types
    • Fibreglass, glass, coreflute, film etc
    • Hotbeds
    • Cold Frames
    • Shade Houses
    • Misting Systems
    • Lights
    • Benches and Beds
    • Environmental Controls
    6. Greenhouse Management B
    • Optimum Growth for Different Plants
    • Temperature control methods
    • Heat Loss
    • Heaters
    • Greenhouse irrigation
    • Cooling
    7. Management, Harvest and Post Harvest
    • General rules for harvesting flowers
    • What flowers last longest
    • Customer requirements
    • Post harvest handling
    • Post harvest treatments
    • Managing a market garden
    • Crop scheduling
    • Standards
    • Production costs and profit
    • Farm layout
    8. Herbaceous Perennials
    • Perennials
    • Carnations
    • Chrysanthemums
    • Gerbera
    • Judging Flowers
    9. Annuals & Biennials
    • Antirrhinum
    • Aster
    • Stock
    • Centaurea
    • Delphinium
    • Limonium
    • Zinnia
    10. Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomes
    • Alstroemeria
    • Amaryllis
    • Dahlia
    • Freesia
    • Gladiolus
    • Iris
    • Lilium
    • Tulip
    11. Filler Plants
    • What is a filler
    • Gypsophila
    • Ferns
    • Heliconias
    • Calathea

    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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