OR

Growing Palms and Cycads Course Online

Why Study this Growing Palms and Cycads Course?

If you’re interested in palms and cycads, then this course is for you! This online growing palms and cycads course will give you all the fundamentals needed to learn about palms and cycads. Such as how to cultivate, grow, propagate and maintain them, the way to select the appropriate palms and cycads, and the way to use them commercially.

 

 

Distance Learning Palms and Cyads Course

“Identify and propagate palms and cycads.  Learn about commercial applications”

Throughout this course you will learn to distinguish between the characteristics of different types of palms and cycads.

This is a course for amateurs and professionals; plant collectors and breeders, nurserymen, botanists, landscapers, gardeners and horticulturists.
Palms can be grown almost anywhere in the world -you simply need to choose the appropriate variety and treat it properly.

 

Course Outline

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
    • Scope and Nature of Palm Culture
    • Plant Naming
    • Species, Cultivars, Varieties
    • Characteristcs of Palm and Cycad Families
    • Botanical Characteristics
    • Review of Australian Cycad Genera
    • Australian Palm Genera
    • Review of Palms
    • Sub families, tribes and genera of palms\
    • Resources
  2. Culture
    • Cultivating Cycads
    • Understanding Soils, Nutrition, pH, etc
    • Soil Mixes for Palms and Cycads
    • Mulches
    • Fertilisers
    • Drainage
    • Planting
    • Water Management
    • Pruning Palms and Cycads
  3. Propagation
    • Overview
    • Propagating Palms from Seed
    • Propagating Media
    • Other Propagation Methods (for some palms); eg. Offshoots, layering)
    • Transplanting Seedlings
    • Cycad Propagation; seed, offsets, suckers
    • Transplanting cycads
    • Managing pest and disease
    • Propagating Equipment
  4. Selecting Suitable Palms and Cycads
    • Growth Habits; solitary, clumping, aerial branching, subterranean branching, climbing
    • Leaf Types; palmate, pinnate, bipinnate, fan
    • Review of palm genera
    • Cycad genera
    • Cold tolerant palms and cycads
  5. Pests & Diseases of Palms and Cycads
    • Scope and Nature of Pest Management
    • Use of Chemical Legislation
    • Common palm and cycad pests
    • Common palm and cycad diseases
  6. Using Palms and Cycads
    • Growing palms in a greenhouse
    • What palms can be grown in a greenhouse or conservatory
    • Environmental management and plant needs
    • Temperature, Ventilation, Light Management
    • Landscaping with Palms
    • How palms can be used for different affects
    • Planting Design
    • Preparing a Plan
  7. Commercial Applications For Palms & Cycads
    • Scope and Nature of Uses for Palms
    • Rattan
    • Palm Oil
    • Dates
    • Coconut
    • Coir Fibre
    • Palms as Indoor Plants
    • Species Suited to Indoor Plant Culture
  8. Special Assignment
    • A PBL assignment where you deepen your knowledge by planning the establishment of a collection of different cultivars of palms or cycads (your choice) that are suited to growing in a particular situation or locality.

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 / day for 26 days

Clear

Send me a free info pack

    Why Study this Growing Palms and Cycads Course?

    If you’re interested in palms and cycads, then this course is for you! This online growing palms and cycads course will give you all the fundamentals needed to learn about palms and cycads. Such as how to cultivate, grow, propagate and maintain them, the way to select the appropriate palms and cycads, and the way to use them commercially.

     

     

    Distance Learning Palms and Cyads Course

    “Identify and propagate palms and cycads.  Learn about commercial applications”

    Throughout this course you will learn to distinguish between the characteristics of different types of palms and cycads.

    This is a course for amateurs and professionals; plant collectors and breeders, nurserymen, botanists, landscapers, gardeners and horticulturists.
    Palms can be grown almost anywhere in the world -you simply need to choose the appropriate variety and treat it properly.

     

    Course Outline

    There are 8 lessons in this course:

    1. Introduction
      • Scope and Nature of Palm Culture
      • Plant Naming
      • Species, Cultivars, Varieties
      • Characteristcs of Palm and Cycad Families
      • Botanical Characteristics
      • Review of Australian Cycad Genera
      • Australian Palm Genera
      • Review of Palms
      • Sub families, tribes and genera of palms\
      • Resources
    2. Culture
      • Cultivating Cycads
      • Understanding Soils, Nutrition, pH, etc
      • Soil Mixes for Palms and Cycads
      • Mulches
      • Fertilisers
      • Drainage
      • Planting
      • Water Management
      • Pruning Palms and Cycads
    3. Propagation
      • Overview
      • Propagating Palms from Seed
      • Propagating Media
      • Other Propagation Methods (for some palms); eg. Offshoots, layering)
      • Transplanting Seedlings
      • Cycad Propagation; seed, offsets, suckers
      • Transplanting cycads
      • Managing pest and disease
      • Propagating Equipment
    4. Selecting Suitable Palms and Cycads
      • Growth Habits; solitary, clumping, aerial branching, subterranean branching, climbing
      • Leaf Types; palmate, pinnate, bipinnate, fan
      • Review of palm genera
      • Cycad genera
      • Cold tolerant palms and cycads
    5. Pests & Diseases of Palms and Cycads
      • Scope and Nature of Pest Management
      • Use of Chemical Legislation
      • Common palm and cycad pests
      • Common palm and cycad diseases
    6. Using Palms and Cycads
      • Growing palms in a greenhouse
      • What palms can be grown in a greenhouse or conservatory
      • Environmental management and plant needs
      • Temperature, Ventilation, Light Management
      • Landscaping with Palms
      • How palms can be used for different affects
      • Planting Design
      • Preparing a Plan
    7. Commercial Applications For Palms & Cycads
      • Scope and Nature of Uses for Palms
      • Rattan
      • Palm Oil
      • Dates
      • Coconut
      • Coir Fibre
      • Palms as Indoor Plants
      • Species Suited to Indoor Plant Culture
    8. Special Assignment
      • A PBL assignment where you deepen your knowledge by planning the establishment of a collection of different cultivars of palms or cycads (your choice) that are suited to growing in a particular situation or locality.

    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 / day for 26 days

      Clear

      OR

      CourseStream Accreditation.
      Accredited courses.