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Course Title: Nursery Growers Course VHT101

Nursery Growers Course VHT101

Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate

The basics of plant growing in the nursery business! An introductory course which shows the beginner how to get started in the nursery business. You learn how to propagate plants, decide what to propagate, how to start a small inexpensive operation, and to go about selling what you grow. Part of every lesson is devoted to the important area of building up your knowledge of plants.

Course Structure for Nursery Growers Course VHT101

  1. Plant Identification and Culture – How plants are named, scientific and common names, watering, weed control, when and how to use a glasshouse/shadehouse
  2. Plant Propagation – Overview of propagation techniques, propagating mixes, pots, hormones, propagating structures and aids
  3. Soils and Nutrition Soil structure, soil additives, major nutrients, minor nutrients, nutrient deficiencies, salt toxicity, soil mixes, fertilisers
  4. Seed Propagation and Nursery Business – Handling seed, pre-germination treatments, handling seedlings, propagating selected species
  5. Cutting Propagation – Stem cuttings, leaf cuttings, leaf bud cuttings, propagating selected species by cuttings
  6. Pest and Disease – Identifying a problem, insects, fungal diseases, nursery hygiene

Aims for Nursery Growers Course VHT101

  • Understand plant identification and culture
  • Describe a range of growing structures including a greenhouse, glasshouse and shadehouse
  • Understand the differences between sexual and asexual plant propagation
  • Have and understanding of basic nursery management principles
  • Understand the uses of a range of different materials used in plant propagation
  • Explain the main components of common potting mixes and how they contribute to the final product
  • Describe seed sources and how to store a range of different seeds for maximum viability
  • Explain how to overcome dormancy in seeds
  • Understand a range of cutting techniques including hardwood cuttings, softwood cuttings, semi hardwood cuttings, tip cuttings, heel cuttings, nodal cuttings, can cuttings and basal cuttings

Price: £340
Qualification: Certificate
Estimated Course Duration: 100 hours
Available Learning Methods: Online, USB (+£5) and Correspondence (+£35)
Enrolment Dates: Our courses are self-paced and you can start at anytime

Enrol today and learn the important basics of Nursery growing

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