Develop Your Practical Horticulture Skills
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! Includes interactive learning tasks and coloured photography.
Duration: 100 hours (approximately)
There are ten lessons in this module as follows:
- Soil Analysis
- Seed Propagation (including seed identification)
- Vegetative Propagation
- Potting up and After Care of young plants
- Maintenance of Established Plants
- Practical Plant Identification
- Pest and Disease Identification
- Weed Identification
- Risk Assessment
WHAT YOU WILL DO IN THIS COURSE
Here are some examples of what you may do:
- Test soils to determine characteristics which would be valuable to management of any given soil in a horticultural situation
- Identify sandy loam, silty loam, and clay loam soils by feel; and pH testing by soil indicator; and relate to plant selection
- Identify and sow a range of different types of seeds, in different situations, in a way that will optimise successful propagation.
- Propagate a range of plants using different vegetative propagation techniques
- Pot up and provide after care for a range of propagated seedlings and cuttings.
- Plant a range of (different types) plant material.
- Maintain the desired growth type and habit for a range of plants.
- Identify significant woody plants including: Trees; Shrubs; Groundcover; & Conifers
- Identify a range of significant plant problems including pests, diseases and others.
- Identify a range of non woody and indoor plants of horticultural significance.
- Conduct a risk assessment of a horticultural workplace to determine safe working practices and select appropriate personal safety clothing and equipment.
Reasons to Study This Course
This course educates students about the practical side of horticulture through the inclusion of many set tasks and practical exercises. These are designed to be completed by anyone, anywhere - you just need access to a garden, plants and a few tools. The course will provide those who complete it with a level of competency that will enable them to successfully undertake a range of common gardening chores. The course may be studied by itself or as part of a higher level horticulture certificate. It is most suited to people looking to work in the following areas:
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