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Commercial Vegetable Production Online Course

From: $50.00 / week for 16 weeks

Duration 100 hrs / 12 months to complete
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Careerline Certificate
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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

Detailed Course Outline

This course is made up of 10 lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.  Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.

When you have completed your lessons you have the option of taking the optional exam. It's ok if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate.

Course Tutor(s)

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

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.

Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)

Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design. Meanwhile the business has covered a variety of Garden Design projects, from wildflower gardens to seaside situations, and has included some work with Chelsea Gold multi-winner John Moreland.

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F.A.Q.'s

Can I pay in installments?

Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page.

Can I study from anywhere in the world?

We have many international students. Careerline range of courses are suitable for any one, basically anywhere in the world.

Do I get a discount if I enrol in a second course?

Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.

Do I have to sit an Exam?

No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

Do you have set start dates?

There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.