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Practical Horticulture B Course Online

Why study this Practical Horticulture B course?

If you like horticulture and you want to further deepen your skills and knowledge, then this online Practical Horticulture B course shall help you!

Improve your career opportunities and develop your business aspirations! The course contains all the tips to develop excellent practical skills in the management of a variety of horticultural situations. It covers subject areas such as: horticultural calculations, propagation management, hard and soft landscape management, planning – identifying needs for management of horticultural sites, identifying plant tissue and much more.

This course will help you to stay ahead of the competition and fulfill your managerial or business goals. Although the course covers areas complementary to Practical skills I. You can take this course by itself, though for most students it will be taken after Practical Horticulture I.

 

Lesson Structure

1. Materials and Equipment
  • Power Tools: Types of Power Tools, Buying Power Tools, Hedge Trimmers, Lawn-edger
  • Other Common Horticultural Power Tools: Mowers, Brushcutters/Trimmers, Mulchers, Rotary Hoes/Rotovators, Tractors, Chain Saws
  • Petrol or Electric Lawn Aerators
  • Hand Tools
  • Nursery Tools and Equipment
  • Deciding what is good to buy
  • Manual Potting Equipment
  • Additional Potting Equipment for Larger Nurseries
  • Miscellaneous Ancillary Equipment
  • Materials
  • Hard Landscaping Material
  • Pavers, Stone and Gravel
  • Paving
  • Selecting Materials
  • Fences
  • Associated Hard Landscaping Materials Statues, Sundials and Figurines
  • What Materials?
  • Lighting
  • Main Types of Lighting
  • Urns, Pots and Tubs
  • Statues
  • Sculpture
  • Water
  • Soft Landscaping Materials
  • Conservation Issues Associated With Some Soft Landscaping Materials
  • Horticultural Planning
  • Example of Planning: Conserving a Heritage Garden
2. Horticultural Calculations
  • Horticulture Mensuration
  • Calculating Areas and Volumes
  • Measuring and Calculating Soil Properties
  • Understanding Soil Analysis
  • Soil Sampling
  • Texture and its Effect on Plant Growth
  • Structure and its Effect on Plant Growth
  • Soil Structural Decline
  • Porosity and How it Relates to Plant Growth
  • Soil Fertility
  • Tissue Analysis
  • Soil and Water
  • When to Irrigate
  • Types of Soil Moisture
  • Measuring Water Available to Plants
  • Rooting Depths of Selected Plants
  • Estimating Water
  • Deciding When, What and How to Test Heat
  • Loss from Protected Structures
3. Practical Risk Management
  • Work Safety
  • Assessing Sites and Operations for Risk
  • Example of How to Assess a Site For Risk
  • Audit Forms/Checklists Example of an Audit Checklist
  • Using Tools
  • How to Manually Handle Objects in a Nursery
  • Safety Procedures When Using Agricultural Chemicals
4. Machinery and Equipment Assessment and Maintenance
  • General Maintenance of Tools and Equipment
  • 2 Stroke and 4 Stroke Engines
  • Chainsaws Mowers
  • Hedge Trimmers
  • Manual Sprayers
  • Maintenance of Watering Systems
5. Propagation Management
  • Propagation: Media, Facilities and Locations
  • Conductivity
  • Salinity Build Up
  • Types of Media
  • Nursery Irrigation
  • Sexual Propagation
  • Asexual Propagation (Vegetative Propagation)
  • Budding
  • Whip and Tongue Craft
  • Tips
  • Efficiencies in Cutting Production
  • Practical Exercise
  • Propagation Aftercare
  • Operational Flow Charts
6. Hard Landscape Maintenance
  • Protecting Outdoor Furniture
  • Painting Outdoor Surfaces
  • Pond Management
  • Oxygenating Plants
  • Troubleshooting Maintenance of Play Areas
  • Maintaining Stone and Brick Walls
7. Soft Landscape Maintenance
  • Why Prune?
  • Pruning Evergreens
  • General Pruning Techniques for Ornamental Flowering Shrubs and Trees
  • Timing Pruning
  • Stopping
  • Disbudding
  • Thinning
  • Pruning Lemon Trees
  • Pruning Perennials
  • Supporting Trees
  • Tying Trees
  • Mulch
  • How to Aerate, Scarify, Top Dress and Fertilise a Lawn
  • Fertilisers
  • Minor Elements
  • Diagnosis of Nutritional Problems
  • Determine Harvesting, Grading and Packing Procedure of Crops
  • Post Harvest Treatment of Crops
  • Environmental Control of a Protected Plant Production System
  • Terminology
8. Practical Plant Identification Techniques
  • Flower Structure
  • The Flower Fruits
  • Botanical Keys
  • Key to Lamiaceae Leaf Structure and Arrangement
  • Terminology
9. Pest, Disease and Weed Control
  • Weeds and Steps in Controlling Them
  • Pesticides
  • Types of Herbicide Chemicals
  • The Main Ways of Controlling Pests or Disease
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Plant Viruses: Detection and Diagnosis Pests
  • Environmental Problems
  • Definition of Pesticide Terms
10. Identifying Plant Tissues
  • Plant Cells
  • Plant Tissues
  • Stems
  • Root Systems
  • Leaves
11. Planning - Identifying Needs for Management of Horticultural Sites
  • Pre-planning
  • Managing Risk
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Work Scheduling
  • Project Component Estimate Form
  • Planning a Nursery Operation
  • Nursery Standards
  • Budget
  • Production Systems
  • Production Plan
  • Production Methods
  • Comparison of Container Versus In-Ground Nursery Production
  • Efficiencies in Cutting Production
  • Practical Exercise
  • Developing a Nursery Stock List
  • Nursery Stock List Worksheet Exercise
  • Quarantine Issues When Selecting Stock

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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 B course?

    If you like horticulture and you want to further deepen your skills and knowledge, then this online Practical Horticulture B course shall help you!

    Improve your career opportunities and develop your business aspirations! The course contains all the tips to develop excellent practical skills in the management of a variety of horticultural situations. It covers subject areas such as: horticultural calculations, propagation management, hard and soft landscape management, planning – identifying needs for management of horticultural sites, identifying plant tissue and much more.

    This course will help you to stay ahead of the competition and fulfill your managerial or business goals. Although the course covers areas complementary to Practical skills I. You can take this course by itself, though for most students it will be taken after Practical Horticulture I.

     

    Lesson Structure

    1. Materials and Equipment
    • Power Tools: Types of Power Tools, Buying Power Tools, Hedge Trimmers, Lawn-edger
    • Other Common Horticultural Power Tools: Mowers, Brushcutters/Trimmers, Mulchers, Rotary Hoes/Rotovators, Tractors, Chain Saws
    • Petrol or Electric Lawn Aerators
    • Hand Tools
    • Nursery Tools and Equipment
    • Deciding what is good to buy
    • Manual Potting Equipment
    • Additional Potting Equipment for Larger Nurseries
    • Miscellaneous Ancillary Equipment
    • Materials
    • Hard Landscaping Material
    • Pavers, Stone and Gravel
    • Paving
    • Selecting Materials
    • Fences
    • Associated Hard Landscaping Materials Statues, Sundials and Figurines
    • What Materials?
    • Lighting
    • Main Types of Lighting
    • Urns, Pots and Tubs
    • Statues
    • Sculpture
    • Water
    • Soft Landscaping Materials
    • Conservation Issues Associated With Some Soft Landscaping Materials
    • Horticultural Planning
    • Example of Planning: Conserving a Heritage Garden
    2. Horticultural Calculations
    • Horticulture Mensuration
    • Calculating Areas and Volumes
    • Measuring and Calculating Soil Properties
    • Understanding Soil Analysis
    • Soil Sampling
    • Texture and its Effect on Plant Growth
    • Structure and its Effect on Plant Growth
    • Soil Structural Decline
    • Porosity and How it Relates to Plant Growth
    • Soil Fertility
    • Tissue Analysis
    • Soil and Water
    • When to Irrigate
    • Types of Soil Moisture
    • Measuring Water Available to Plants
    • Rooting Depths of Selected Plants
    • Estimating Water
    • Deciding When, What and How to Test Heat
    • Loss from Protected Structures
    3. Practical Risk Management
    • Work Safety
    • Assessing Sites and Operations for Risk
    • Example of How to Assess a Site For Risk
    • Audit Forms/Checklists Example of an Audit Checklist
    • Using Tools
    • How to Manually Handle Objects in a Nursery
    • Safety Procedures When Using Agricultural Chemicals
    4. Machinery and Equipment Assessment and Maintenance
    • General Maintenance of Tools and Equipment
    • 2 Stroke and 4 Stroke Engines
    • Chainsaws Mowers
    • Hedge Trimmers
    • Manual Sprayers
    • Maintenance of Watering Systems
    5. Propagation Management
    • Propagation: Media, Facilities and Locations
    • Conductivity
    • Salinity Build Up
    • Types of Media
    • Nursery Irrigation
    • Sexual Propagation
    • Asexual Propagation (Vegetative Propagation)
    • Budding
    • Whip and Tongue Craft
    • Tips
    • Efficiencies in Cutting Production
    • Practical Exercise
    • Propagation Aftercare
    • Operational Flow Charts
    6. Hard Landscape Maintenance
    • Protecting Outdoor Furniture
    • Painting Outdoor Surfaces
    • Pond Management
    • Oxygenating Plants
    • Troubleshooting Maintenance of Play Areas
    • Maintaining Stone and Brick Walls
    7. Soft Landscape Maintenance
    • Why Prune?
    • Pruning Evergreens
    • General Pruning Techniques for Ornamental Flowering Shrubs and Trees
    • Timing Pruning
    • Stopping
    • Disbudding
    • Thinning
    • Pruning Lemon Trees
    • Pruning Perennials
    • Supporting Trees
    • Tying Trees
    • Mulch
    • How to Aerate, Scarify, Top Dress and Fertilise a Lawn
    • Fertilisers
    • Minor Elements
    • Diagnosis of Nutritional Problems
    • Determine Harvesting, Grading and Packing Procedure of Crops
    • Post Harvest Treatment of Crops
    • Environmental Control of a Protected Plant Production System
    • Terminology
    8. Practical Plant Identification Techniques
    • Flower Structure
    • The Flower Fruits
    • Botanical Keys
    • Key to Lamiaceae Leaf Structure and Arrangement
    • Terminology
    9. Pest, Disease and Weed Control
    • Weeds and Steps in Controlling Them
    • Pesticides
    • Types of Herbicide Chemicals
    • The Main Ways of Controlling Pests or Disease
    • Pests and Diseases
    • Plant Viruses: Detection and Diagnosis Pests
    • Environmental Problems
    • Definition of Pesticide Terms
    10. Identifying Plant Tissues
    • Plant Cells
    • Plant Tissues
    • Stems
    • Root Systems
    • Leaves
    11. Planning - Identifying Needs for Management of Horticultural Sites
    • Pre-planning
    • Managing Risk
    • Quality Management Systems
    • Work Scheduling
    • Project Component Estimate Form
    • Planning a Nursery Operation
    • Nursery Standards
    • Budget
    • Production Systems
    • Production Plan
    • Production Methods
    • Comparison of Container Versus In-Ground Nursery Production
    • Efficiencies in Cutting Production
    • Practical Exercise
    • Developing a Nursery Stock List
    • Nursery Stock List Worksheet Exercise
    • Quarantine Issues When Selecting Stock

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      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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