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Horticulture lll

ADL - Academy for Distance Learning

Rs 30,104
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Original amount in GBP:
£ 340

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Typology Vocational qualification
Methodology Distance learning
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Achieve high standards of plant health! Learn with this practical course to identify and control pest and diseases in plants, to maintain high standards of plant health, in your business or at home. Develop with this course a deep understanding of plant health, the systematic identification of health problems in plants and the techniques for control of those problems.

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What you'll learn on the course

Basic IT training
Basic IT
IT Management
Skills and Training
Garden Design

Course programme

Lesson Structure: Horticulture III (Plant Health) BHT103

There are 10 lessons:

Overview of Preventative Controls
Other Pesticides
Spray Equipment
Insect Biology
Fungal Biology
Environmental Problems
Nematodes, Molluscs and Crustaceans

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: Horticulture III (Plant Health) BHT103

Identify the characteristics of pests and diseases of plants.
Explain methods for the control of pests and diseases.
Describe the characteristics of a range of different pesticides, including insecticides
and fungicides.
Explain the selection and use of spray equipment appropriate for different
specified tasks.
Describe aspects of the biology of an insect which are relevant to pest control.
Describe aspects of the biology of an fungus which are relevant to disease control.
Explain how inappropriate environmental conditions can affect plant health.
Identify the characteristic signs of a range of non-insect pests,
and select apropriate control methods.


Develop a checklist for determining the significance of pests and diseases, which addresses different criteria including:

Short term impact
Long term impact
Economic impact
Aesthetic impact.

Distinguish between the main types of plant diseases, including:


Create a standard worksheet for reviewing pest and disease problems of plants.

Diagnose different problems (ie. pests or diseases), documenting the problem on a standard pest/disease review worksheet.

Application of chemicals
Plant selection
Companion planting
Cultural techniques (i.e. improving ventilation, improving drainage)
Physical control (i.e. pruning, hand removal, trapping, hosing off).
Explain how plant breeding has been used to improve pest/disease resistance in different plant species.
Explain three biological control methods for dealing with specific problems.
Develop an IPM strategy for a specific situation such as a crop or garden, considering:
application procedures, remedial action and monitoring.
Describe plant hygiene practices for a specific situation such as a crop, nursery or garden, in line with industry practice, enterprise guidelines and sound management practice.
Recommend control methods for different pest and/or disease problems diagnosed.
List safety procedures to follow when handling pesticides.

Additional information

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