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Nursery Growers Course Online

Why study this Nursery Growers course?

Interested in growing young plants? Want to establish a nursery grower business? This Nursery Growers course online is here to help you!

This online Nursery Growers course is designed to help set up and run a succesful nursery. This is the way many plant nurseries start. If you want to avoid some of the big pitfalls, and minimize the chances of wasting time and money; a course like this is a very wise move before you begin.

Course Aims:

  • Understand plant identification and culture.
  • Describe a range of growing structures including a greenhouse, glasshouse and shadehouse.
  • Understand the differences between sexual and asexual plant propagation.
  • Have and understanding of basic nursery management principles.
  • Understand the uses of a range of different materials used in plant propagation.
  • Explain the main components of common potting mixes and how they contribute to the final product.
  • Describe seed sources and how to store a range of different seeds for maximum viability.
  • Explain how to overcome dormancy in seeds.
  • Understand a range of cutting techniques including hardwood cuttings, softwood cuttings, semi hardwood cuttings, tip cuttings, heel cuttings, nodal cuttings, can cuttings and basal cuttings.

 

Lesson Structure

1. Plant Identification and Culture
  • Understanding Plant Classification
  • Plant Names
  • Levels of Division
  • Terminology
  • Pronunciation of Plant Names
  • Botanical Families of Genera
  • Growing Plants in a Greenhouse
  • Types of Greenhouses
  • Siting Greenhouses
  • Greenhouse benches and beds
  • Cladding materials and their properties
  • Shade houses
  • Environmental Factors That Influence Plant Growth
  • Temperature Control
  • Heat Loss
  • Localised Heaters
  • Greenhouse Cooling
  • Light Factors
  • Problems with Greenhouses
  • The Nursery Irrigation Program
  • Weeds and Steps in Controlling
  • Recommended weedicide for use in a nursery
  • Pesticides
2. Plant Propagation
  • Methods of Propagating Plants
  • Hormone Treatment of Cuttings
  • Other Chemical Treatments
  • Propagation Media
  • Containers
  • Problems with Containers
  • Labels
  • Stakes, Trellises, and Trainers
  • Plant Selection
  • Selecting Plants for Use in Horticultural Situations
  • Selecting Herbaceous Plants
  • Selecting Woody Plants
  • Guide to Shrubs in the Landscape
3. Soils and Nutrition
  • The Soil
  • Naming the Soil
  • The Nutrient Elements
  • Major Elements
  • Minor Elements
  • Total Salts
  • Diagnosis of Nutritional Problems
  • Potting Media
  • Nursery Nutrition Management
4. Seed Propagation and Nursery Business
  • Sources of Seed
  • Maintaining Genetic Identity in Seed
  • Hybrid Seed Production
  • Storing Seed
  • Difficult Seeds
  • Dormancy Factors Affecting Germination
  • Germination Treatments
  • Sowing Seed
5. Cutting Propagation
  • Where to Get Your Cuttings
  • Classification of Cutting Types
  • Types of Cuttings
  • Variations
  • Production Systems
  • How to Maintain Plant in Pots
  • Plant Modification to Achieve Uniformity
6. Pest and Disease
  • Horticultural Management in a Greenhouse
  • The UC System and Minimising Disease
  • Rules to Maintain Sanitation
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Chemical Methods of Pest Control
  • Non Chemical Methods
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Plant Viruses
  • Virus Control

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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 Nursery Growers course?

    Interested in growing young plants? Want to establish a nursery grower business? This Nursery Growers course online is here to help you!

    This online Nursery Growers course is designed to help set up and run a succesful nursery. This is the way many plant nurseries start. If you want to avoid some of the big pitfalls, and minimize the chances of wasting time and money; a course like this is a very wise move before you begin.

    Course Aims:

    • Understand plant identification and culture.
    • Describe a range of growing structures including a greenhouse, glasshouse and shadehouse.
    • Understand the differences between sexual and asexual plant propagation.
    • Have and understanding of basic nursery management principles.
    • Understand the uses of a range of different materials used in plant propagation.
    • Explain the main components of common potting mixes and how they contribute to the final product.
    • Describe seed sources and how to store a range of different seeds for maximum viability.
    • Explain how to overcome dormancy in seeds.
    • Understand a range of cutting techniques including hardwood cuttings, softwood cuttings, semi hardwood cuttings, tip cuttings, heel cuttings, nodal cuttings, can cuttings and basal cuttings.

     

    Lesson Structure

    1. Plant Identification and Culture
    • Understanding Plant Classification
    • Plant Names
    • Levels of Division
    • Terminology
    • Pronunciation of Plant Names
    • Botanical Families of Genera
    • Growing Plants in a Greenhouse
    • Types of Greenhouses
    • Siting Greenhouses
    • Greenhouse benches and beds
    • Cladding materials and their properties
    • Shade houses
    • Environmental Factors That Influence Plant Growth
    • Temperature Control
    • Heat Loss
    • Localised Heaters
    • Greenhouse Cooling
    • Light Factors
    • Problems with Greenhouses
    • The Nursery Irrigation Program
    • Weeds and Steps in Controlling
    • Recommended weedicide for use in a nursery
    • Pesticides
    2. Plant Propagation
    • Methods of Propagating Plants
    • Hormone Treatment of Cuttings
    • Other Chemical Treatments
    • Propagation Media
    • Containers
    • Problems with Containers
    • Labels
    • Stakes, Trellises, and Trainers
    • Plant Selection
    • Selecting Plants for Use in Horticultural Situations
    • Selecting Herbaceous Plants
    • Selecting Woody Plants
    • Guide to Shrubs in the Landscape
    3. Soils and Nutrition
    • The Soil
    • Naming the Soil
    • The Nutrient Elements
    • Major Elements
    • Minor Elements
    • Total Salts
    • Diagnosis of Nutritional Problems
    • Potting Media
    • Nursery Nutrition Management
    4. Seed Propagation and Nursery Business
    • Sources of Seed
    • Maintaining Genetic Identity in Seed
    • Hybrid Seed Production
    • Storing Seed
    • Difficult Seeds
    • Dormancy Factors Affecting Germination
    • Germination Treatments
    • Sowing Seed
    5. Cutting Propagation
    • Where to Get Your Cuttings
    • Classification of Cutting Types
    • Types of Cuttings
    • Variations
    • Production Systems
    • How to Maintain Plant in Pots
    • Plant Modification to Achieve Uniformity
    6. Pest and Disease
    • Horticultural Management in a Greenhouse
    • The UC System and Minimising Disease
    • Rules to Maintain Sanitation
    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Chemical Methods of Pest Control
    • Non Chemical Methods
    • Pests and Diseases
    • Plant Viruses
    • Virus Control

    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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