Crops Courses


Crop production courses for a career in horticulture crop production.

Gain skills and knowledge in growing vegetables, fruit, flowers, nuts, herbs and more. Entry level to professional development courses with flexible learning, more study choices and great service.


  • Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Crops)

    Learn farm management for orchards, market gardens, nurseries and herb farms online. self paced 1 year full time, comprehensive 900 hour study program or take your time.
  • Advanced Certificate in Crop Production

    Training for professional horticulturists on farms, orchards or nurseries. Use what you learn to start your own market garden. Study horticultural crop production by distance education.
  • Berry Production

    Grow berries: all aspects of cultivation and marketing of common and less common berry varieties: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, currants, etc. For commercial growers, backyard business or berry enthusiast. Online or distance study.
  • Certificate In Horticulture (Crops)

    Learn crop production to start or develop a career or business. Learn to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs, manage a market garden or orchard. 600 hour course
  • Certificate In Horticulture (Cut Flowers)

    600+ hours, comprehensive foundation in both general horticulture and cut flower production; prepares you for a lifelong career or successful business. Learn cut flower production studying from home.
  • Certificate In Horticulture (Viticulture)

    Training for a job, business or career development in Viticulture - comprehensive 600 hour foundation course; developed and taught by an international team of expert horticulturists.
  • Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing

    Work for a commercial organic vegetable growing farm or set up a profitable organic farm. This course covers all aspects of organic vegetable growing from propagation to soil manement to marketing.
  • Commercial Vegetable Production

    Grow vegetables commercially: Start a market garden or work on a vegetable farm. This online or distance course covers all aspects of vegetable growing from propagation through to soil management and marketing.
  • Cut Flower Bulbs

    Learn to grow flowering bulbs: pest and diseases of flowering bulbs, where to grow flowering bulbs, markets for flowering bulbs.
  • Cut Flower Orchids

    Cut flower orchid course, to learn to grow orchid plants or farm orchid flowers by studying at home by Distance Education.
  • Cut Flower Production

    Learn to grow cut flowers - join the dynamic cut flower industry or improve your chance at advancement in this expanding sector of the horticulture industry. Experiential learning throughout your course develops your skills.
  • Fruit Production - Temperate Climate

    Grow temperate fruits including apples, pears, peaches, plums, citrus, berries, citrus and nuts. Learn all the basics, understand the industry and start a business in fruit growing. Learn from experts.
  • Fruit Production - Warm Climate

    Learn to grow tropical fruits by distance education; in a correspondence course or online course. Study tropical fruit varieties, growing techniques, soils, pruning, harvesting, for commercial production or self sufficiency.
  • Greenhouse Cut Flowers

    Learn all about greenhouse cut flower production to grow flowers commercially on a flower farm, with this 100 hour short course via distance education.
  • Irrigation - Crops

    Learn all you need to know about irrigating crops and irrigation systems. Design, maintenance, operation and evaluation of irrigation systems ideal for use with crops.
  • Mushroom Production

    Online course in Mushroom production, learn mushroom growing to start a mushroom farm, work on a mushroom farm, enhance self sufficiency or get reliable supply of mushrooms to a restaurant - home study mushroom growing course.
  • Nut Production

    Nut Production Distance Education; self paced course for commercial grower or small farm owner, Experienced, qualified tutors, more support than most colleges.
  • Outdoor Plant Production (Crops I)

    A comprehensive online study course. Learn all aspects of growing outdoor crops from nursery stock to vegetables, fruits and nuts. A solid foundation for market gardening, orchards, cut flower production or broad acre cropping.
  • Protected Plant Production

    Learn at home how to control pest and disease on plants; control weeds, identify pests, identify diseases and spray chemicals safely.
  • Soil Management (Crops)

    Learn all about soil management to know what you need to know to ensure the healthy development of plants.
  • Viticulture

    Vitculture, grape growing and wine production: A Home study course for vineyard workers, managers, wine growers, hobby farmers, wine makers and enthusiastic amateurs - anyone working or aspiring to work in this industry.
  • Warm Climate Nuts

    External studies course for growing nuts in the tropics, tropical nuts, nuts from the tropics, warm nuts, warm seasonal nuts, pests and diseases of nuts and more.