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Practical Horticulture A (Introduction) Course Online

Why study this Practical Horticulture A (Introduction) course?

A practical approach to horticultural education.. How do you learn the practical side of horticulture by distance education? This online Practical Horticulture A (Introduction) course was developed for those people who feel that they will gain more from a course that places MOST of the learning experience on learning theory – through practice.

There are lots of practical horticultural tasks to develop your skills and knowledge covered in this course. So if you are a student that prefers practical learning, then this course is the ANSWER, and it really does work! Best taken online or by correspondence.

 

Lesson Structure

1. Soil Analysis
  • Soil Analysis
  • Naming the Soil
  • Soil Temperature
  • Methods of Measuring pH
  • Terminology
2. Seed Propagation
  • Growing Plants from Seed
  • Terminology
3. Vegetative Propagation
  • The Techniques
  • Types of Cuttings
  • Terminology
4. Potting up and After Care of Plants
  • Transplanting between pots
  • Stop roots growing into the soil
  • Drainage holes
  • Potting up a plant
  • Plant modification to achieve uniformity
  • Staking
  • Chemical Growth Modification
5. Planting
  • General Planting Considerations
  • No-Dig Garden Beds – One Method
  • Container Plants
  • Problems with Containers
  • How to Maintain Plants in Pots
  • Types of Pots
  • Bare Rooted Plants
  • Planting
  • Hints for Planting
  • Drainage
  • Improving Infiltration of Water into the Soil
  • Improving Surface Drainage after Construction
  • Provision of Sub-Surface Drains
  • Layout of Drains
  • Outlet
  • Gradients
  • Distance Between Drainage Pipes
  • Depth of Drains
  • Types of Drains
  • Laying the Drain
  • Surface Drainage
  • Some Points to Remember when Designing a Drainage System
  • Terminology
6. Maintenance of Established Plants
  • Pruning in the Home Garden
  • The Basic Rules of Pruning
  • Getting Pruned
  • Selecting your Secateurs
  • Winter Pruning
  • Some Examples of Winter Pruning
  • How to Prune a Rose
  • Clean out your Dead Wood
  • Pruning in the Home Orchard
  • Terminology
8. Pest, Disease and Weed Identification
  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Diagnosis of Problems
  • Finding out what the problem is
  • Conducting and Inspection
  • Tell Tale Symptoms
  • Is there more than one problem?
  • Develop a Systematic Logical Approach to Inspecting the Plant
  • Conducting an Inspection
  • Diagnosis of Plant Disorders
  • Shortcuts to Problem Identification
  • Weeds
  • Common Terms
9. Practical Plant Identification – Non Woody
  • Choosing the Right Lawn
  • Turf Varieties
  • Lawn Mixes
  • Bulbs
  • Indoor Plants
  • Potting
10. Risk Assessment
  • Identifying Risk in the Workplace
  • Workplace Policy
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Risk Control Methods
  • Using Machines to do the Heavy Work
  • Cleaning & Sharpening Tools
  • Secateurs and Branch Pruning Tools
  • Shovels and Spades
  • Saws and Chainsaws
  • Protecting Tools from Rust
  • Maintaining Timber Handles
  • Maintaining Plastic Handles
  • Storage

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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 Practical Horticulture A (Introduction) course?

    A practical approach to horticultural education.. How do you learn the practical side of horticulture by distance education? This online Practical Horticulture A (Introduction) course was developed for those people who feel that they will gain more from a course that places MOST of the learning experience on learning theory – through practice.

    There are lots of practical horticultural tasks to develop your skills and knowledge covered in this course. So if you are a student that prefers practical learning, then this course is the ANSWER, and it really does work! Best taken online or by correspondence.

     

    Lesson Structure

    1. Soil Analysis
    • Soil Analysis
    • Naming the Soil
    • Soil Temperature
    • Methods of Measuring pH
    • Terminology
    2. Seed Propagation
    • Growing Plants from Seed
    • Terminology
    3. Vegetative Propagation
    • The Techniques
    • Types of Cuttings
    • Terminology
    4. Potting up and After Care of Plants
    • Transplanting between pots
    • Stop roots growing into the soil
    • Drainage holes
    • Potting up a plant
    • Plant modification to achieve uniformity
    • Staking
    • Chemical Growth Modification
    5. Planting
    • General Planting Considerations
    • No-Dig Garden Beds – One Method
    • Container Plants
    • Problems with Containers
    • How to Maintain Plants in Pots
    • Types of Pots
    • Bare Rooted Plants
    • Planting
    • Hints for Planting
    • Drainage
    • Improving Infiltration of Water into the Soil
    • Improving Surface Drainage after Construction
    • Provision of Sub-Surface Drains
    • Layout of Drains
    • Outlet
    • Gradients
    • Distance Between Drainage Pipes
    • Depth of Drains
    • Types of Drains
    • Laying the Drain
    • Surface Drainage
    • Some Points to Remember when Designing a Drainage System
    • Terminology
    6. Maintenance of Established Plants
    • Pruning in the Home Garden
    • The Basic Rules of Pruning
    • Getting Pruned
    • Selecting your Secateurs
    • Winter Pruning
    • Some Examples of Winter Pruning
    • How to Prune a Rose
    • Clean out your Dead Wood
    • Pruning in the Home Orchard
    • Terminology
    8. Pest, Disease and Weed Identification
    • Pests
    • Diseases
    • Diagnosis of Problems
    • Finding out what the problem is
    • Conducting and Inspection
    • Tell Tale Symptoms
    • Is there more than one problem?
    • Develop a Systematic Logical Approach to Inspecting the Plant
    • Conducting an Inspection
    • Diagnosis of Plant Disorders
    • Shortcuts to Problem Identification
    • Weeds
    • Common Terms
    9. Practical Plant Identification – Non Woody
    • Choosing the Right Lawn
    • Turf Varieties
    • Lawn Mixes
    • Bulbs
    • Indoor Plants
    • Potting
    10. Risk Assessment
    • Identifying Risk in the Workplace
    • Workplace Policy
    • Identifying Hazards
    • Risk Control Methods
    • Using Machines to do the Heavy Work
    • Cleaning & Sharpening Tools
    • Secateurs and Branch Pruning Tools
    • Shovels and Spades
    • Saws and Chainsaws
    • Protecting Tools from Rust
    • Maintaining Timber Handles
    • Maintaining Plastic Handles
    • Storage

    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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