Welcome visitor you can login or create an account.
ADL is a leading provider of Distance Learning, Home Study & Online Courses
Black Friday 20% Off Banner
Plant Health 20 Hours Certificate Course

Discipline:

Weekend Courses Courses Online 

Plant Health 20 Hours Certificate Course

Price: £99.00Course Code: SHRT
Contact us
Currency Converter
reviews
View As PDFEmail This

Learning Methods

* Online:

* Pay in Full:

Add to Wish List
Contact us
  • 4 Unusual Gifst to Give This Christmas4 Unusual Gifst to Give This ChristmasNov 30, 2017 Are you stuck for Christmas gift ideas this year? Are your dear and near ones sick of the same pair of socks re-gifted year in year out? Well this year, perhaps..
  • Steven Whitaker: Tutor Q&ASteven Whitaker: Tutor Q&AFeb 22, 2018 We asked Horticulture tutor Steven Whitaker some questions about himself. See his answers below!   What do you like to do in your spare time? We bou..
No questions have been posted about this product.

Ask a question

Note: HTML is not translated!

Plant Health 20 Hours Certificate Course

Plant Health Short Course - Understanding plant pests and diseases

It always seems that the more work you do in a garden, the more pest and disease problems seem to appear. For this reason, the keen home gardener and the professional landscaper need to be aware about what pests and diseases they may come in contact with, and how to control them.

This Study Guide will help in the identification of these problems. Without correct identification, it would be very difficult to suggest a suitable method of control. For example, a hole in a leaf may indicate damage by a pathogen such as a fungus, bacterium, or virus, or it could be caused by an insect. If you thought the problem was caused by an insect and sprayed it with an insecticide, but it was actually caused by a virus, then the spray is totally wasted.

This Study Guide will help the home gardener and those working in horticulture at an entry level to identify and control a range of the most common pests and diseases of plants.

We live in an age of heightened environmental awareness where there is an emphasis on caring for our environment through sustainable land management, farming, and horticultural practices which includes reducing the use of chemicals. It is therefore important that plant problems are correctly identified so that an appropriate treatment can be chosen. This will help to prevent useless spraying of possibly harmful chemicals or, perhaps more importantly, the spraying of beneficial insects.

Lesson Structure:

This course covers 6 lessons:

Lesson 1: Identifying problems

  • Understanding what can go wrong with your plants
  • More than one problem
  • Finding out what the problem is
  • Conducting an inspection
  • Alternative approach
  • Still unsure?
  • Telltale symptoms
  • The main types of problems
  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Shortcuts to problem identification
  • What insect is it?
  • Diagnosis of plant disorders
  • Difficult to diagnose problems

Lesson 2: Treating problems

  • Different ways to control pests and diseases
  • Cultural control
  • Biological control
  • Physical controls
  • Chemical
  • Legal control

Lesson 3: Problems and the plants they affect

  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Fruit & vegetables
  • Indoor, shade & greenhouse plants
  • Shrubs & climbers
  • Trees
  • Lawns
  • Australian natives

Lesson 4: Pests

  • The major types of pests
  • Common garden pests
  • Millipedes
  • Wasps

Lesson 5: Diseases

  • Disease considerations
  • Types of pathogens
  • Symptoms
  • Understanding diseases
  • Stages in the development of a disease
  • Common diseases

Lesson 6: Environmental problems

  • Common environmental problems
  • Foliage burn
  • Pollution
  • Lack of water
  • Drainage problems
  • Frost
  • Hail
  • Shade
  • Temperature
  • Wind
  • Plant tolerance levels
  • Ways to protect plants
  • Protective structures
  • Staking
  • Tree guards
  • Wind breaks
  • Mulching
  • Environmental problems in lawns
  • Appendices
  • Spray programmes
  • Stages of growth
  • Simple conversions
  • Further information
  • Publications/bibliography
  • Diagnosis services
  • Glossary

Features:
  • Enrol any time of day or night
  • Start studying immediately or later (as you wish)
  • Configure your study sessions at any length and frequency you wish
  • Work through at your own pace
  • Help desk- contact our help desk here with the subject title: 'Help Desk Short Course'
  • Automated self assessment tests pop up at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you  wish; and each time, upon completion, you can see your results.
  • At the end of the whole course, you are presented with a major automated examination which can be attempted  online, anywhere, anytime.

If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it

 

Course Info
How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?
Course StartBegin your learning at any time.
Course Prerequisite None.
Course Qualification (Study Option A)
Course Qualification (Short Courses)Online Certificate issued after successful completion of online multiple choice questions based tests.
Course Qualification (Study Option B)
Comparative Credits Information
Course Duration and DeadlinesCourse hours given are a guide only.
Study SupportNone.
Suitability for Self Employment and Small BusinessesOur courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Doing the job right using the correct knowledge and skills, leads to repeat business and referrals to friends, family and work colleagues. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to achieve this and grow your business.
Recognition of Your Course By EmployersKnowledge is power, so the more relevant skills you can acquire, the more attractive you will look to an employer.
Recognition of Your Course By UniversitiesNot Applicable
Designing Your Own Qualification
How Can I Enrol?Online by clicking the Enrol Now button .
How Can I Get a Pro-forma Invoice for my Employer?Contact us with details and we will email your employer an invoice. We will need: employer's name, address, telephone number, email address and contact name. We will also require your name, telephone number, email address, date of birth and the course and code you wish to enrol for.

                        Learn, Progress, Change, Achieve                                                     

 

Previous Customer Experiences with our CoursesWoman leaping to the next level in her career development

"Fantastic Teacher. Well organised modules. Assignments force me to learn and research more so I can prepare well for exams. I really enjoyed studying via ADL.  I can now continue study at Ulster University which accept my certificate from ADL".    Level 4,  Advanced Certificate in Applied Science,  VSC001,  Stanislawa,  Poland.

Its with great pleasure I am announcing you my new job as 'Park Manager' for a 5 star hotel in Reunion Island.  Its definitely my courses with ADL (Botany, Agronomy and Tree for Rehabilitation) which were decisive for my nomination. Accordingly, my sincere thanks goes to all the ADL team.

"The course was a valuable learning experience as it provided me with the knowledge and understanding for me as a Careers Advisor. The feedback was very good from my tutor, and allowed me to  build upon my assignments that were marked. The comments were very informative  and very useful. Well written course material."  Andrew W, Careers  Counselling, UK

"It exceeded my expectations. It was more comprehensive than I expected and the assignments really stimulated deep study of the subject. Thank you for your guidance. I am delighted with my certificate and will recommend this course and ADL to my friends and colleagues."  G Flaherty, Ornithology BEN102, Ireland

"I want to thank you for  the course - Hotel Management- I've just finished now. The course was comprehensive and well edited. For sure it can give a new worker in the hospitality industry the basic theoretical and practical knowledge required".  Daniel K, Hotel Management, Romania

"Upon completing the Interior Plants Course I was offered my dream job.  Taking this class was one of the best decisions I've made, the information I received was invaluable.  Thank you ADL". Meg V,  Interior Plants, Florida, USA.

“I am delighted to report that I passed the exam and received a “Pass with Commendation”. I appreciate very much the detail that you went into, in the correction of my assignments  and I found your advice and extra subject information  invaluable in advancing my interest and knowledge in horticulture”.   Go raibh mile maith agat! (a thousand thanks!) Colin, RHS Cert II, Ireland

"Although my main interest in Earth Science is Geology I found this course excellent. The course notes were very interesting and useful throughout the course. Thank you to the ADL staff for their excellent service" Barry. Earth Science

"I received good feedback, and had an efficient turnaround of assignments, useful comments and grades to analyse." Andrew, Calf Rearing

"I enjoyed the course and developed a good understanding of learning and behaviour disorders. I feel this will be helpful in my role as a Clerk at a local primary school". The course met my expectations and I enjoyed the challenge of learning about conditions i knew little about. The presentation of the course and the opportunity to communicate with my tutor was valuable. I enjoyed the course so much , I am planning to do another! Jennifer C, Developmental Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents, UK

More Reviews....


 

Contact Us
First Name:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Enquiry:

Get an Information Pack

Other (write below)

Disclaimer: Every attempt is made to ensure all information from the academy is accurate and that the student has attained the competencies taught in a course, at the point of their assessment. Beyond this point, the graduate is responsible to maintain their acquired competencies, and apply acquired knowledge and skills in a way which is appropriate to the unique characteristics of each application. This will release the academy from any liability, action and claims of whatsoever nature in connection with, or arising from any such information, instruction or advice, given by any student or ex-student, whether directions given during the course are followed or not.