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Greenhouse Cut Flowers

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Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryCorrespondence
Course REF: VHT239

Greenhouse Cut Flowers Outline

A course for commercial cut flower growers who are concerned exclusively with greenhouse production. International trade in cut flowers has grown over recent decades. In most countries, developed or in development, it is now possible to get the most popular types of cut flowers almost any time of the year.
The industry has made this possible by doing three different things:
1. Expanding trade between countries (e.g. Australian tulips might be flown to the Netherlands in August and September, when they are not flowering in The Netherlands; and Dutch tulips might be flown to Australia when it is autumn in Australia)
2. Breeding new varieties has extended the flowering season for some plants. It is now, for instance, possible to grow Chrysanthemum varieties that flower all year round in some climates.
3. Growing in greenhouses has enabled farmers to take control of conditions that stimulate flowering; and cause plants to not only grow faster, but also flower at times when they might not have otherwise flowered.

 


Lesson Structure

There are 12 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Cut Flower Production
    • To describe the nature and scope of Cut Flower production in greenhouses.
  2. Cultural Practices
    • To determine key cultural practices that are commonly required to develop and maintain a good rate of growth in a cut flower crop.
  3. Flower Initiation & Development
    • To explain the initiation and development of flowering in a cut flower crop.
  4. Pest & Disease Control
    • To determine management practices for cut flower crops grown in a greenhouse
  5. Greenhouse Management A.
    • To discuss a range of greenhouse management techniques related to cut flower production.
  6. Greenhouse Management B.
    • To explain a range of greenhouse management techniques related to cut flower production.
  7. Management, Harvest & Post Harvest
    • Determine a range of harvest and post harvest techniques related to cut flower production.
  8. Herbaceous Perennials
    • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected herbaceous perennials.
  9. Annuals & Biennials
    • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected annuals and biennials.
  10. Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomes
    • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected bulbs, corms, rhizomes or tubers.
  11. Filler Plants
    • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected filler plants.
  12. Miscellaneous
    • Determine greenhouse production techniques for roses, and for orchids.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Aims

  • Describe the nature and scope of cut flower production in greenhouses.
  • Determine key cultural practices that are commonly required to develop and maintain a good rate of growth in a cut flower crop.
  • Eexplain the initiation and development of flowering in a cut flower crop.
  • Determine management practices for cut flower crops grown in a greenhouse.
  • Discuss a range of greenhouse management techniques related to cut flower production.
  • Explain a range of greenhouse management techniques related to cut flower production.
  • Determine a range of harvest and post harvest techniques related to cut flower production.
  • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected herbaceous perennials.
  • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected annuals and biennials.
  • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected bulbs, corms, rhizomes or tubers.
  • Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected filler plants.
  • Determine greenhouse production techniques for roses and orchids.

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Greenhouse Cut Flowers

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryCorrespondence
Course REF: VHT239