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Growing Carnations Course Online

Why Study this Growing Carnations Course?

If you want to grow carnations and learn to harvest them, then this course is made for you! This online growing carnations course will teach you that and more. Such as the way to plant, water and feed them, they way to propagate them, the pests and diseases involved and how to control them, the way to manage greenhouse and more.

 

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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    Why Study this Growing Carnations Course?

    If you want to grow carnations and learn to harvest them, then this course is made for you! This online growing carnations course will teach you that and more. Such as the way to plant, water and feed them, they way to propagate them, the pests and diseases involved and how to control them, the way to manage greenhouse and more.

     

    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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