Botany ll

ADL - Academy for Distance Learning

£ 325 - (Rs 26,498)

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  • Vocational qualification
  • Distance learning
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Understand the principles and practices of plant physiology. This course is designed for those who need to know plants in-depth: how they grow, which factors promote their development and which factors hinders their growth. This course is for people that work or wish to work in the horticulture industry, nursery personnel, technicians, and researchers and science students wishing to further their knowledge in plant physiology.

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Where and when

Starts Location
Distance Learning

What you'll learn on the course

IT Development
IT Management
Skills and Training
Garden Design

Course programme

Lesson Structure: Botany II BSC204

There are 10 lessons:

Flower physiology
Control of flower bud initiation and development
Effects of plant associations and competition
Respiration and post harvest physiology
Post harvest storage, transport, retailing and shelf life
Endogenous and synthetic growth regulators
Risks involved with plant growth manipulation

This course is taught by:

Katie Freeth
BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, (University of Bath); RHS General Examination; FI Hort; MIfpra.

An experienced and professional horticulturist with extensive management skills gained internationally; experienced in landscape management, staff supervision and management, written and oral communication, horticultural knowledge and application, supported by organisational and administrative skills and attention to detail.

Katie brings 20 years experience in Horticulture and is an accomplished lecturer, horticulture consultant and freelance writer. Katie is a judge for the International Awards for Liveable Communities in the Whole City Category.
Katie also worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in France for approx 5 years first as a Sector Manager and then as an Area Manager; management of the cemeteries, peripatetic teams of gardeners (UK & French nationality) for the constructed cemeteries and memorials and static French nationality gardeners for small town/village plots.

Susan Stephenson
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction.

Susan Stephenson is a passionate and experienced horticulturist and garden designer. She has authored three books, lectures at 2 Further and Higher Education Colleges, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of plants and garden design, and tutors many students by correspondence from all over the world.

Susan studied botany at Royal Holloway College (Univ of London) and worked in the trading industry before returning to her first love plants and garden design. She is therefore, well placed to combine business knowledge with horticulture and design skills. Her experience is wide and varied and she has designed gardens for families and individuals. Susan is a mentor for garden designers who are just starting out, offering her support and advice and she also writes, delivers and assesses courses for colleges, introducing and encouraging people into horticulture and garden design.

Susan is a Professional Associate and exam moderator and holds the RHS General with Distinction. She continues to actively learn about horticulture and plants and (as her students will tell you) remains passionate and interested in design and horticulture.

She also supervised the Area Arboriculture Team and was Exhumations Officer€“ in charge of collecting discovered remains and arranging identification (if poss) and interment of same.

Learning Goals: Botany II BSC204

Investigate the physiology of growth development and flowering.
Examine the nature of phytochrome and its effect on flowering in the phytochrome reaction.
Examine the photoperiodic responses of flowering plants to differing dark and light periods.
Examine the effect of temperature on the onset of flowering and flower development.
Understand and describe the causes of dormancy in seeds and plants and describe the methods of breaking dormancy.
Understand plant associations and competition and their effects on quality and marketable yield.
Explain the process of respiration in plant cells and its effect on post-harvest storage and transportation of crops.
Describe physiological processes in post-harvest crops in relation to the storage conditions.
Investigate the effect on plants of endogenous and synthetic growth regulators.
Understand risk assessments relevant to plant growth manipulation.

Additional information

Horticulture, Research, Farming, Horticultural Science