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Growing Carnations Course Online

Carnations Distance Learning Course

“Study the different methods of growing and harvesting carnations”

A serious course equally valuable to the home enthusiast or the commercial cut flower grower. You learn about growing quality carnations (planting, watering, pest & disease control, fertilizing), different ways of growing them (e.g. as row crops in soil, in hydroponics, in a greenhouse); and harvesting, post-harvest treatments, and quality control.

 

Course Outline

There are 8 Lessons in this course:

1. Introduction

  • Review of the system of plant identification
  • Physiology
  • Information sources

2. Culture

  • Planting
  • staking
  • mulching
  • watering
  • feeding
  • pruning, etc.

3. Propagation

  • Methods of propagating this group of plants
  • Propagation of selected varieties

4. Hydroponics

  • Hydroponic growing conditions for carnations
  • Nutrient requirements
  • Suitable hydroponic systems
  • Planting out and cultural techniques
  • Carnation problems in hydroponics
  • Research insights
  • Growing in rock wool
  • NFT Culture

5. Pest and Disease

  • Fungal Diseases (e.g. wilts, rusts, rots)
  • Pests (e.g. aphids, bud worms, mites, nematodes
  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Viruses
  • Chemical Use

6. Irrigation

  • Water deficiency symptoms
  • Water excess symptoms
  • Understanding water movement in soil
  • Managing soil water loss
  • Improving water retention
  • Hygroscopic water and gravitational water
  • Field capacity
  • Plant available water
  • Permanent wilting point
  • Saturation
  • Irrigation infiltration and drainage
  • Irrigation timing
  • Irrigation system types
  • Irrigation system maintenance
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Controlling drainage

7. Greenhouse Management

  • Significance of greenhouse carnation production
  • Components of a greenhouse facility
  • Greenhouse types
  • Controlling an enclosed environment
  • Environmental factors (light, temperature, growing media/soil, air composition)
  • Managing greenhouse problems
  • Carbon dioxide enrichment
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Lighting equipment
  • Irrigation and nutrition management in a greenhouse
  • Managing pest and disease in a greenhouse
  • Scheduling carnation crop production

8. Harvest, Post Harvest and Quality

  • When and how to harvest flowers
  • Factors that affect flower longevity after harvest
  • Chemical treatments
  • Other treatments
  • Quality control (judging and grading flowers, conditioning for market, packaging)

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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    Carnations Distance Learning Course

    “Study the different methods of growing and harvesting carnations”

    A serious course equally valuable to the home enthusiast or the commercial cut flower grower. You learn about growing quality carnations (planting, watering, pest & disease control, fertilizing), different ways of growing them (e.g. as row crops in soil, in hydroponics, in a greenhouse); and harvesting, post-harvest treatments, and quality control.

     

    Course Outline

    There are 8 Lessons in this course:

    1. Introduction

    • Review of the system of plant identification
    • Physiology
    • Information sources

    2. Culture

    • Planting
    • staking
    • mulching
    • watering
    • feeding
    • pruning, etc.

    3. Propagation

    • Methods of propagating this group of plants
    • Propagation of selected varieties

    4. Hydroponics

    • Hydroponic growing conditions for carnations
    • Nutrient requirements
    • Suitable hydroponic systems
    • Planting out and cultural techniques
    • Carnation problems in hydroponics
    • Research insights
    • Growing in rock wool
    • NFT Culture

    5. Pest and Disease

    • Fungal Diseases (e.g. wilts, rusts, rots)
    • Pests (e.g. aphids, bud worms, mites, nematodes
    • Bacterial Diseases
    • Viruses
    • Chemical Use

    6. Irrigation

    • Water deficiency symptoms
    • Water excess symptoms
    • Understanding water movement in soil
    • Managing soil water loss
    • Improving water retention
    • Hygroscopic water and gravitational water
    • Field capacity
    • Plant available water
    • Permanent wilting point
    • Saturation
    • Irrigation infiltration and drainage
    • Irrigation timing
    • Irrigation system types
    • Irrigation system maintenance
    • Evapotranspiration
    • Controlling drainage

    7. Greenhouse Management

    • Significance of greenhouse carnation production
    • Components of a greenhouse facility
    • Greenhouse types
    • Controlling an enclosed environment
    • Environmental factors (light, temperature, growing media/soil, air composition)
    • Managing greenhouse problems
    • Carbon dioxide enrichment
    • Heating
    • Ventilation
    • Lighting equipment
    • Irrigation and nutrition management in a greenhouse
    • Managing pest and disease in a greenhouse
    • Scheduling carnation crop production

    8. Harvest, Post Harvest and Quality

    • When and how to harvest flowers
    • Factors that affect flower longevity after harvest
    • Chemical treatments
    • Other treatments
    • Quality control (judging and grading flowers, conditioning for market, packaging)

    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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