<small>Certificate in </small><span>Hydroponics</span>


Certificate in Hydroponics

Certificate In Hydroponics VHT013
 
Course Code VHT013
Qualification Certificate
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 600 Hours

 
Course Information

A great course for those with some general horticultural knowledge – all aspects of hydroponics are covered in this well-rounded course from growing to marketing!

This subject has 30 lessons, each requiring about 12‑15 hours of study:

1.  Introduction to Hydroponic Technology

2.  Plant Growth Requirements – Light , artificial light, light balancers

3.  Plant Growth Requirements ‑ Nutrition‑ nutrient requirements, deficiencies, toxicities, pH, conductivity, salinity, growth regulators

4.  Plant Growth Requirements ‑ Temperature

5.  Hydroponic Growing Systems  ‑ basic concepts and designs, site considerations.

6.  Growing Media ‑ types, properties, uses.

7.  Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions ‑ nutrient formulae, preparing solutions.

8.  Hydroponic Equipment ‑ componentry, nutrient delivery, pumping, testing

9.  Growing Structures ‑ Design and Construction ‑ types

10. Environmental Control A ‑ Heating, Cooling

11. Environmental Control B ‑ Lighting, Shading.

12. Environmental Control C ‑ Carbon Dioxide Enrichment

13. Plant Culture In Hydroponics A ‑ trellising, pruning, pollination, transplanting.

14. Plant Culture In Hydroponics B

15. Aggregate Culture

16. Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) Culture

17. Rockwool Culture

18. Other Techniques ‑ wick systems, flood & drain, bag culture, aeroponics, etc.

19. Irrigation ‑ Soil Requirements

20. Irrigation Systems

21. Plant Propagation ‑ seed & cutting propagation & tissue culture

22. Market Gardening ‑ Cut Flowers

23. Market Gardening ‑ Vegetables

24. Other Plants In Hydroponics ‑ herbs, grasses, indoor plants

25. Pest and Diseases - dentifying the problem, pests and diseases in hydroponics

26. Weeds ‑ identification and control

27. Managing A Commercial Hydroponics Farm ‑ crop scheduling & selection standards

28. Management ‑ Organisation and Supervision

29. Marketing ‑ Promotion and Selling

30. Special Project -Prepare a detailed report of at least 2,000 words, plus photos or diagrams, on a particular aspect of technology which you have studied that significantly assists growing.

Aims:

1.  To provide a sound basis of knowledge in horticultural principles as they apply to the culture, use and management of plants in various production situations.

2. To provide new and existing employees who are unable to undertake on campus training with the opportunity to gain appropriate knowledge in the field of plant culture, use and management.

3. To prepare employees for supervisory and managerial positions in the field of plant culture, use and management.

4. To provide horticultural business owner/operators (or those contemplating ownership) with appropriate training to apply technical skills to the management of the physical, financial and human resources in which they have made, or will make, a substantial investment.

5. To provide an understanding of modern technology and its application to growing plants, with emphasis being placed on hydroponics production of commercially valuable plants.

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