Commercial Vegetable Production Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks

Duration

100 hrs (12 months)

Exam

Optional

Tutor Support

Yes unlimited by email

Qualification

Certificate

Clear

About this Course

Develop the skills and knowledge necessary for commercial vegetable production, examining in depth different techniques of production.

Learn the importance of soils, plant-cultural practices and pest and disease management as an excellent method to obtain optimum crop production.  A general overview of vegetable crop management including post harvest and marketing.

Note: This course shares topics with  Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing and it would be best to choose your area of interest and the corresponding course rather than do both courses.

Course Aims:

  • Select appropriate vegetable varieties for different situations
  • Explain general cultural practices used for vegetable production
  • Explain the management of potential problems, including pests, diseases, weeds, and environmental disorders in vegetable production
  • Explain alternative cultural techniques, including greenhouse and hydroponic production, for vegetables
  • Determine specific cultural practices for selected vegetable varieties
  • Determine the harvesting, and post-harvest treatment of different vegetables
  • Develop marketing strategies for different vegetables
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Your Tutor

Karen Huntley MSc Marketing Management (Food Related Industries), PDC, PG Dip Organic Farming, Cert Marketing, BA. Professional Development Diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (Coventry University/Thrive, UK)
Karen Huntley

Karen has a strong background and passion for organic food production systems, nutrition and community agriculture. Karen also has experience and training in Permaculture (PDC), horticultural therapy, community organic enterprises as well as being an experienced bee keeper.