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Learn the principles and practices that underpin commercial broad acre crop production (agronomy) and develop an ability to interpret and apply information practically, on a farm. Complement your farming studies or experience and seek employment in the highly sought after field of agronomy!
Berry Production course online. Berry fruits are popular the world over. Some berries are grown widely, in different climates and countries...
Successfully farm organic vegetables! The demand for organically grown vegetables is currently a major growth area in commercial horticulture. This course is a good starting point in learning all aspects of organic vegetable production.
Learn everything you need to know by taking this Vegetable growing programme. You will gain an expert knowledge of producing vegetables for profit, that you can apply to the work place. If you want to start your own business growing and selling vegetables, this is the course for you.
This course is ideal for anyone serious about fruit growing; from the small hobby farmer to orchard worker, or enthusiastic amateur who aspires to win first prize for their fruit at the local garden show. You will learn how to choose, grow, nurture and market fruit produced in cooler areas of the world.
Expand you understanding of tropical and sub tropical fruit growing. The course includes sections on Avocados, Pineapples, Macadamias, Paw Paws and Cashews. This course has been designed to be especially applicable to tropical and sub-tropical conditions.
Take your knowledge of irrigation systems further.! This course builds on skills achieved in the Irrigation modules to develop students' skills to manage the design and operation of large scale irrigation systems for horticultural applications.
IUnderstand the basics of irrigation. This course will teach you to design and manage simple irrigation systems for agricultural applications. You will learn to understand the soil characteristics that affect irrigation needs (such as drainage and water holding capacity) and to estimate plant needs.....
Learn to develop skills in the design and operation of large scale irrigations systems for agriculture. This Irrigation Management distance learning course is an extension of the skills and knowledge achieved in Irrigation (Agricultural) BAG213 or an equivalent course.
This module covers 8 lessons on how to grow and cultivate mushrooms on either a small or large scale. Emphasis is placed on the Agaricus species (the Champignon), though other commercially important edible fungi are also considered.
Learn How to identify and Grow a Wide Range of Edible Nuts. You'll learn from professional university trained horticulturists with decades of industry experience and build networks within industry and discover opportunities for commercial production or self sufficiency.
Become a successful organic farmer! Organic farming has been growing in popularity, with farmers adopting it for economic, ethical or sustainability reasons there is no doubt that this method of farming is set to stay.
An Outstanding and Extensive Foundation Course. Globally focused and regularly revised by experts from the UK and Australia. Learn to grow plants naturally. Develop a solid understanding of the principles and procedures underlying the cultivation of plants by natural methods.
A broad grounding in producing outdoor plants. Ten lessons cover site, crop selection, soil management, cut flowers, vegetables, berries, nuts, herbs, tree fruits, other crops, managing a market garden and more.
Research Project I course online. Study Research online and learn to plan and conduct research for any industry or discipline. Discover ways that research skills can...
Crops Courses Online
Crops are the world's biggest business and the demand for job opportunities is enormous. It is predicted there will be a need for 50,000 additional agricultural professionals in this industry over the next 5-10 years. Demand for professionals will exceed the supply. Whether your interest in agriculture is hobby based or you\'re looking for more formal qualifications such as certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas there is a course for you. Now is the time to train for a career in agriculture. Choose from our wide selection of courses.
Achieve a Crop Qualification: Correctly identifying different plants is a much-valued expertise in horticulture and the demand for it today is as high as ever. Plants need to be accurately identified, not only to distinguish them from weeds, but also so they can be labelled and tended appropriately, and suitably selected for the right spot. To learn the system for plant identification, sign up to one of ADL’s many home study courses...
A Career with Crops: If you'd like to work in market gardens or orchards, ADL run a variety of online courses that can help to equip you, such as the Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (Crops). Fifty per cent of this course is devoted to crop production.
Learn about Crops: You may simply wish to learn about crop production for the purposes of growing your own fruit and veg. ADL offer courses in both home growing and commercial production. Learn the skills and get equipped!
Already work with Crops, need Professional Development? If you want to learn everything that a tradesman would learn about plant culture and much more, then ADL offer an online Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (Plant Protection). This covers general horticulture and plant protection, including the science and extensive plant identification. It is a vocationally oriented and accredited course. Alternatively, the Higher Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (Crops) provides professional training for work at a management or technical level with horticultural crops.
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Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposes, self-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to higher qualifications.
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