Join this Protected Plant Production Part 2 course from Warnborough College and 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 enviroment, together with a practical knowledge of plant husbandry techniques.
- Identify the main types of growing structure
- Relate use of structures to shape and type of construction
- Identify the range of environmental factors controlled within a growing structure
- Describe the use of the equipment used to measure and monitor these factors
- Name and describe a range of types of environmental controls
- Evaluate the use of IT facilities for environmental control
- Describe the meaning of ‘daylight’ and explain the role of sunlight and diffused light
- Relate time of year to the quantity and quality of available light
- Evaluate how the shape and orientation of a structure will affect light transmission
- Assess the effectiveness of glass and cladding alternatives for light transmission
- Describe the durability and insulation properties of glass and alternative materials
- Select and describe appropriate systems of irrigation for plants grown in situ
- Select and describe appropriate systems of irrigation for container grown plants
- Specify and evaluate systems for incorporating plant nutrients into the irrigation water
- Explain the effects of environmental control on a range of plants
- Relate the essential features necessary for successful plant establishment and development to their underlying scientific principles.
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The duration of this online course is 100 hours. This consists of 7 in-depth lessons:
- Structures for Protected Cropping – Describe and Evaluate the type and shape of modern growing structures.
- Environmental Control
- Cladding Materials and their Properties
- Irrigation and Nutrition
- Relationship between Production techniques and Horticultural practices
- Harvest and Post Harvest Technology
- Risk Assessment
Start dates & application deadlines
- You may enrol and start at any time of the year – it’s all self-paced.
DisciplinesSoil Science Agribusiness Plant & Crop Sciences View 18 other Short Courses in Agribusiness in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
International395 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 395 GBP for the full programme
EU/EEA395 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 395 GBP for the full programme
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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