Plant Nursery and Propagation Courses Online
Nursery & Propogation are the world's biggest business and the demand for job opportunities is enormous. In agriculture alone, it is predicted there will be a need for 50,000 additional professionals in this industry over the next 5-10 years. Demand for professionals will exceed the supply in all areas of horticulture. Whether your interest in Plant Nursery and Propagation 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 Plant Nursery and Propagation. Choose from our wide selection of online courses.
In plant life, as in human, there are some diseases which are difficult to eradicate, hence the adage “prevention is better than cure” comes to the fore. Plant infections – “pathogens” – come in viral, bacterial or fungal form, but many can be prevented by following some basic sanitary procedures. Our tutors will guide you through subjects and materials that might not be dissimilar to those found in an NHS Health and Safety hospital manual:
Dispose of all diseased plants, including any remaining infected debris: in our hospitals we would expect a highly contaminated patient to be segregated.
Thoroughly disinfect the gardening tools that you use to remove infected branches: no hospital surgeon would use unsterilized implements on his patient.
When planting seeds or cuttings, use only clean pots or containers: a hospital patient would expect to be given a clean bed with fresh bedlinen.
Allow plenty of space between plants, to give them enough air/breeze: hospitals are the breeding ground for infections, where due to the inevitably high proportion of patients, bugs can spread easily if there is over-crowding.
Nip the plant disease in its bud: the earlier a human disease is caught, the better the chance of treating it successfully.
Get a plant nursery and propagation qualification : To learn how to grow healthy plants – and treat unhealthy ones – why not embark on one of Academy for Distance Learning’s many home study horticultural courses.
Want a career working in Plant Nurseries and Plant Propagation: If you'd like to work in the field of nursery and propagation, Academy for Distance Learning run a variety of online courses that can help to equip you, such as their Nursery Growers course (which covers the different propagation techniques, such as seed and cutting propagation).
Want to learn about plant nurseries and plant propagation: If you wish to learn about home propagation, Academy for Distance Learning offers an online course of that name. You can learn the basic principles of plant propagation, propagation techniques and much more. Learn the skills and get equipped!
Already work in a Plant Nursery, or Plant propogation but need professional development: Academy for Distance Learning offer various courses to help you develop in your horticultural career, such as a Diploma in Horticulture (Plant Propagation) – a vocationally oriented course focussing on subjects studied across all horticulture certificates, as well as a special application to plant propagation.
Learn the skills necessary to manage a retail garden centre or nursery. This course develops both skills required to manage a retail business and knowledge in identification, care and handling of plants and other products sold in garden centres and nurseries.
Cut Flower Bulbs course online. This course is designed to develop your ability to select and cultivate appropriate varieties of bulbs as cut flowers, in different situations. It gives you an understanding of the plant families bulbs belong to, their cultural needs,
Learn how to produce cut flower orchids successfully! Orchids occur naturally from very cold temperate climates through to tropical locations; and provided you choose appropriate species and treat them according to location, it is feasible to grow orchids as cut flowers almost anywhere.
Learn the skills necessary to become a commercial cut flower grower. Cut flower growing has experienced rapid expansion in recent decades, resulting in increased demand for training in the skills and knowledge required by this industry in increasingly affluent countries.
Become an expert at cut flower growing. Cut flower growing has experienced rapid expansion in recent decades, resulting in increased demand for training in the skills and knowledge required by this industry in increasingly affluent countries.
Garden Centre and Retail Nursery Management course online. Achieve excellence in your garden centre! Designed in conjunction with the state garden department manager of a major retail chain store; this course has been very successful in training both staff and managers .
Achieve fantastic flowers from greenhouse production! A course for commercial cut flower growers who are concerned exclusively with greenhouse production. International trade in cut flowers has grown over recent decades.
Achieve expert plant propagation at home! This subject aims to develop a basic understanding of the principles of plant propagation, techniques and equipment, plus a general knowledge of the methods of propagation of the more commonly cultivated plants.
his subject covers the theoretical and practical importance of marketing in the horticultural industry, including topics such as advertising, promotions, signs, customer relations, pricing strategy, labeling, transport, product presentation, and more.
Horticultural Resource Management course online. Understand and manage a horticultural business or enterprise. Help your business thrive with this home study resource management course! Resource management for successful horticulture businesses......................
Are you are interested in Hydroponics at management level or want to start your own business? -then this comprehensive, exciting and challenging course will meet all your needs. t covers broad general management skills along with hydroponic growing.
This excellent and comprehensive course covers the general horticultural knowledge required for successful plant growing (irrelevant of the method) in the first 15 lessons then focuses on hydroponics in the second half.
This course has been specifically designed to provide excellent and applied training for people wishing to work in nurseries at a technician or management level; in positions such as nursery managers, technical representatives or consultants.
You will need to know how to identify, propagate using different techniques to suit, maintain good soil conditions, plus protect plants from pests and disease. This comprehensive course will help you acquire all the attributes required to be a competent nursery grower.
The course is a valuable learning experience, giving you a good insight into the Nursery Industry and Propagation. "The course was clear and concise, and set out the aims of the unit at the start." Karen, UK
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