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Course Title: Nursery Hands Course VHT102

Nursery Hands Course VHT102

Horticulture Course
Price:£325 Qualification: Certificate

A great course for anyone wanting to start out in the Nursery Industry. This is a course designed in collaboration with nursery hands at the Greening Australia Hamel Nursery, south of Perth. It teaches the skills for day to day work in a production nursery. There are lessons involving the Nursery Industry and standards, plant identification, nursery structures, seed propagation, nutrition, pest & disease control, and lots more.

Course Structure for Nursery Hands Course VHT102

  1. Introduction to the Nursery Industry: production systems, transport regulations, PVR
  2. Plant Identification and Taxonomy: systematic botany, plant families, leaf and flower parts
  3. Nursery Structures and Buildings: greenhouse management, structures for nurseries
  4. Potting Mixes: U.C. soil mixes, understanding soils, growing media
  5. Seed Propagation: quality, sources, storage, germination treatments
  6. Cutting Propagation: stock plants, hormones
  7. Other Propagation Techniques: tissue culture, division, separation, layering, grafting
  8. Plant Nutrition in the Nursery: nutrition management,
  9. Pests and Diseases Control: hygeine
  10. Other Nursery Tasks: nursery irrigation, modifying plant growth
  11. Marketing and Sales: sales methods

Aims for Nursery Hands Course VHT102

  • Understand plant propagation techniques and efficiency and quality control measures for the nursery
  • Understand means of identifying and naming plants through International Code of Botanical Nomenclature
  • Describe pros and cons of different nursery structures and understand effective management techniques
  • Describe different types of potting mix, their uses and pros and cons
  • Discuss different sources, maintenance of genetic identity, hybridisation techniques, storage and germination; of seeds
  • Understand different means of propagating cuttings
  • Understand alternative methods of propagation and their appropriate uses
  • Discuss the importance of major and minor elements to plant health and the effect of their deficiencies upon plant nutrition
  • Understand the effects of pests and diseases on the livelihood of the nursery and the importance of good hygiene standards in their control
  • Understand different methods of controlling plant growth

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 develop important skills in working in a nursery, with possible progression into management

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