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Plant Pests and Diseases

175 GBP/full
175 GBP/full
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It always seems that the more work you do in a garden, the more pest and disease problems seem to appear. For this reason, the keen home gardener and the professional landscaper need to be aware about what pests and diseases they may come in contact with, and how to control them. The Plant Pests and Diseases course  from Warnborough College will help in the identification of these problems. 


Without correct identification, it would be very difficult to suggest a suitable method of control. For example, a hole in a leaf may indicate damage by a pathogen such as a fungus, bacterium, or virus, or it could be caused by an insect. If you thought the problem was caused by an insect and sprayed it with an insecticide, but it was actually caused by a virus, then the spray is totally wasted.

The short Plant Pests and Diseases course will help the home gardener and those working in horticulture at an entry level to identify and control a range of the most common pests and diseases of plants.

We live in an age of heightened environmental awareness where there is an emphasis on caring for our environment through sustainable land management, farming, and horticultural practices which includes reducing the use of chemicals. It is therefore important that plant problems are correctly identified so that an appropriate treatment can be chosen. This will help to prevent useless spraying of possibly harmful chemicals or, perhaps more importantly, the spraying of beneficial insects.

The Plant Pests and Disease short course from Warnborough College is for:

  • Amateur gardeners or Professionals
  • Home Gardening, Public Gardening, Commercial Gardening
  • Groundsmen, Nurserymen, Farmers, Arborists, Greenkeepers, etc
  • Anyone who wants to identify and better manage pests and diseases on plants

Programme Structure

This course covers 6 lessons:

  • Identifying problems
  • Treating problems
  • Problems and the plants they affect
  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Environmental problems

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

You may enrol and start at any time of the year – it’s all self-paced.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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    175 GBP/full
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  • National

    175 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 175 GBP for the full programme


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