A course for people working, or intending to work, in orchards or market gardens.
Covers both cropping and general horticulture - studying both these areas broadens the possibility of employment and advancement in the industry.
This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to crop production.
The Core Units are divided into the following sections:
1. Introduction to Plants
-Taxonomy, plant families, pressing plants, basic botany.
2. Plant Culture
-Planting, potting, plant selection, pruning, irrigation, tools and machinery.
3. Soils and Nutrition
-Soil structure, chemistry, nutrition, potting media.
4. Plant Identification and Use
-Seed harvest and storage, germination treatments, cuttings, etc.
5. Pests, Diseases and Weeds
-Identification and treatment (chemical and non-chemical)
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