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Crop Courses

Courses in Crops: Crops can be harvested for food, livestock fodder and even fuel. They can grow in the harshest of conditions and still provide food for billions of people and animals worldwide. It is important that we understand all aspects of crops including the conditions they can or cannot tolerate, the life-cycle of crops and even how we can help create stronger and more resistant crops to keep-up with the demand of human beings. Our horticultural courses in crops cover everything from berry production to organic vegetable growing.

Horticulture Course
Price:340 Qualification: Certificate

Learn how to improve your soils and benefit from them.  This course examines: The properties of soil Testing How to manage and improve soil Soil problems Sustainability of soils and much  more. Soil is the foundation for profitable farming. There are many things that can be wrong with soil (eg. poor nutrition, chemical imbalance, structural […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate
Warm Climate Nuts BHT308

Learn to grow nuts in tropical and sub-tropical areas. The content of this course is very similar to the “Growing Nuts” course, except this deals exclusively with nuts grown in the tropics and sub-tropics. Course Structure for Warm Climate Nuts BHT308 Aims of  Warm Climate Nuts BHT308 This course is for the curious grower who […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate
Protected Plant Production BHT223

Learn to produce plants in a protected environment! This course prepares you to sit for RHS modules and acquire credits in the RHS advanced certificate or diploma. Develop your broad understanding of practices and processes involved in successful plant cropping. It will develop a clear understanding of enviromental control and plant growth within a protective […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£325 Qualification: Certificate
Outdoor Plant Production (Crops I) BHT112

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. Course Structure for Outdoor Plant Production (Crops I) BHT112 Aims of  Outdoor Plant Production (Crops I) BHT112 Explain different cropping systems and their appropriate […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£325 Qualification: Certificate
Nut Production BHT219

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. Course Structure for Nut Production BHT219 Aims of Nut Production BHT219 Identify different nut crop varieties Determine the cultivation practices appropriate to a range […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate
Mushroom Production BHT310

Ever wanted to grow mushrooms and didn’t know where to start? Here is a comprehensive 8 lesson course covering how to grow 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. Growing, harvesting, marketing, storage, pest and diseases […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£4080 Qualification: Higher Advanced Diploma
Higher Advanced Diploma In Horticulture (Crops) VHT009

Gain a Higher qualification at a professional level. This Higher Advanced Diploma provides professional training for work at a management or technical level with horticultural crops. Course Structure for Higher Advanced Diploma In Horticulture (Crops) VHT009

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Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate
Fruit Production - Temperate Climate BHT218

Fruit growing! – expand your knowledge. An eight lesson course that starts by introducing the fruit growing industry, and moves through most of the skills needed for successful fruit growing in a serious way. Topics covered include management, soils, planting, irrigation, pruning, cultural practices (including pest control), pome and stone fruits, and various vines, fruit […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate
Fruit Production - Warm Climate BHT217

Expand you understanding of tropical and sub tropical fruit growing. Similar to the temperate fruit course, but adapted to cover tropical and sub-tropical conditions. The course includes sections on Avocados, Pineapples, Macadamias, Paw Paws and Cashews. Course Structure for Fruit Production – Warm Climate BHT217 Aims of Fruit Production – Warm Climate BHT217 Identify different […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate
Cut Flower Orchids VHT240

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. Orchids are one of the most commercially viable cut flower crops (partially […]

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