Vegetable Growing Courses


The demand for organically grown vegetables is currently a major growth area in commercial horticulture. This course is a good starting point in learning all aspects of organic vegetable production. There are twelve lessons covering an introduction to organic growing, cultivation, planting, soils & nutrition, soil management (composting, organic fertilisers, improving soil structure), a review of major vegetable varieties, pests & diseases -identification & natural control methods, seed selection, storage, propagation, greenhouse growing, lesser grown vegetables and herbs, irrigation, mulching & natural weed control, harvesting & marketing.

Fee Code: S3
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An eight lesson course for commercial vegetable growers covering the different types of vegetables, planting, training, watering, pruning, propagation, pest and disease control, fertilising and soil testing. Various growing techniques are studied including row cropping, greenhouse production and hydroponics. Sections are included to cover the lesser known crops (e.g. oriental vegetables and herbs), and harvesting and marketing procedures (e.g. causes of price variation, preparing produce for market, presentation).
1. Introduction
2. Cultivation & Planting
3. Review of Major Vegetable Varieties
4. Pest, Disease and Weed Control
5. Hydroponic and Greenhouse Growing
6. Lesser Grown Varieties and Herbs
7. Harvesting & Marketing
8. Irrigation

Fee Code: S3
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Learn how to grow delicious, fresh, healthy vegetables simply at home. You will learn such things as:
* How to build a veggie garden.
* Cultivation and planting.
* The main types of vegetables.
* How to make great compost.
* Pest, disease and weed control.
* Hydroponic and greenhouse growing.
* Herbs and uncommon vegetable varieties.
* Watering and irrigation systems.
* Harvesting, storing and using vegetables.

Fee Code: S1
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First published in 1991, currently in its third reprint, this is a best seller both in Australia and overseas. It differs from most other hydroponic books in that it emphasises how to grow specific plant varieties, rather than the mechanics of how to set up a hydroponic system. The major systems which have been commercially successful throughout the world have been given significant attention, but less popular methods while mentioned, are not given significant attention in this book. Detailed information is supplied on 86 different types of plants, and how to grow them in hydroponics. These include vegetables, flowers, berries, herbs, indoor plants and other plants. The uniqueness of this "plant information", has made this book both popular and extremely valuable to both home gardeners and commercial growers.
172 pages
240 X 18 mm hardcover
Published by Kangaroo Press

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