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hydroponics and Greenhouse Internet training Academy [HAGTA].

 

every detail and secret RELATED TO

cONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT HORTICULTURE(ceh),

Hydroponics

energy efficient CROP production 

cost-saving

  • gREENHOUSE designs

  • frost protection

  • Cooling

  • ventilation

  • heating

  • CLIMATE CONTROL methods

  •  geothermal climate batteries 

  •  

ALSO:

  • gREENHOUSE BUSINESS PLANNIng

  • greenhouse MANAGEMENT principles and practices.

  • Post-harvest handling, sorting, storage, cooling, etc.

  • Adding Value, packing, financial considerations, etc.

  • Marketing considerations

 

tHE haGta MASTER COURSE IS earmarked for 

  • Commercial Farmers

  • rooftop growers

  • urban growers

  • homeowners

  • HOBBYISTS

  • Novices

  •  etc.

 

It INCLUDES SUBJECTS SUCH AS: 

  • AEROPONICS, Aquaponics, geoponics, fogponics, etc.

  • URBAN, ROOFTOP, indoor and vertical farming, ETC.  

  • aLSO simplified and low-cost hydroponic systems!  

MASTER COURSE Curriculum

A. Layout Summary

MODULE I.  PLANT GROWTH

01. PLANT GROWTH.

02. PLANT AIR AND VENTILATION REQUIREMENTS

03. PLANT LIGHT REQUIREMENTS & RESPONSES

04. CLIMATE REQUIREMENTS AND CONTROL

05. PLANT NUTRITION.

MODULE II. HYDROPONICS

06. HYDROPONICS AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES

07. NUTRIENT SOLUTION FORMULATIONS etc.

08. WATER SUPPLY AND WATER REQUIREMENTS

MODULE III. GREENHOUSE TECHNOLOGY

09. GREENHOUSE STRUCTURES

10. GREENHOUSE CLIMATE CONTROL

11. GREENHOUSE ECONOMIC &OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

MODULE IV. PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL

12. PEST CONTROL

13. DISEASE CONTROL

14. HaG HYGIENE​ 

MODULE V. MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, BUSINESS PLANNING, etc.​  

15. HaG MANAGEMENT&post-harvest handling

16. MARKETING YOUR CROP​

17. BUSINESS PLANNING. 

18. GENERAL OVERVIEW AND QUESTIONS ANSWERED

B. Master Course Lessons

MODULE I.  PLANT GROWTH

 

CHAPTER 1.

PLANT GROWTH

 1-01. Typical crops suitable for CEA 

 1-02. Plant growth requirements

 1-03. Growth stages​

 1-04. Growth processes

 1-05.  Growth factors i

 1-06.  Overview: nutrient requirements.

CHAPTER 02

PLANT AIR AND VENTILATION REQUIREMENTS

 2-01. Air composition [O2 & CO2]

 2-02. Air quality 

 2-03. CO2 enrichment

 2-04. Circulation & aeration 

 2-05. Exchanges/hour 

 2-06. Temperature  & humidity  

 

  CHAPTER 03.

PLANT LIGHT REQUIREMENTS & RESPONSES

 

 3-01. What is light?

 3-02. Light spectrum 

 3-03. Influence on plant growth

 3-04. Light quality 

 3-05. Light intensity and day length requirements

 

CHAPTER 04.

CLIMATE REQUIREMENTS AND CLIMATE CONTROL

 

 4-01. Temperature & Humidity

 4-02 Heating &  Cooling

 4-03 Climate storage & control

 4-04 Energy-saving principles

 4-05. Frost prevention

 

  CHAPTER 05.

PLANT NUTRITION

 5-01. Nutrient requirements

 5-02. Essential elements

 5-03. Macro- & micronutrients 

 5-04. Nutrient deficiencies

 5-05.  EC and pH 

B. MODULE II. HYDROPONICS

 

CHAPTER 06.  

HYDROPONICS AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES

 6-01. What is hydroponics?

 6-02. Historical timeline 

 6-03. Advantages and disadvantages 

 6-04. Systems and techniques

 6-05. Substrates s

 6-06. Related applications

  • Aeroponics

  • Aquaponics

  • Vertical farming

  • Plant factories

  • Urban farming

  • Rooftop farming

  • Indoor farming

 

CHAPTER 07.

NUTRIENT SOLUTION FORMULATIONS AND ADVANCED MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

 7-01. Historical overview

 7-02. Hoagland et al. 

 7-03. Nutrient formulations

7-04. Nutrient application & control systems

 7-05. Understanding fertilisers

 7-06 Toxicity and deficiencies

 7-07. Recommendations

 

CHAPTER 08.

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER REQUIREMENTS

 

 8-01. Quantity & quality 

 8-02. Hard, brackish, and salinity water challenges

 8-03. Waterer Temperature 

 8-04. Water resources & storage

 8-05. Water purification & algae control

 8-06. Reed bed purification 

 8-07. Saving Water

 

 

 

C. MODULE III. GREENHOUSE TECHNOLOGY

 

CHAPTER 09

GREENHOUSE STRUCTURES

 9-01. Historic overview

 9-02. Pros and cons

 9-03. Site selection c

 9-04. Orientation etc.

 9-05.  Greenhouse Design & construction

 

 CHAPTER 10

GREENHOUSE CLIMATE CONTROL

 10-01. Greenhouse physical considerations

 10-02. Greenhouse climate considerations

 10-03. Greenhouse heating

 10-04. Greenhouse ventilation and aeration

 10-05. Greenhouse cooling

 10-06. Greenhouse cost-saving considerations

 

CHAPTER 11

GREENHOUSE ECONOMIC AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

 11-01. internal layout considerations

 11-02. Economic considerations

 11-03. Value engineering principles.

 11-04. Greenhouse equipment, and infrastructure 

 

  D MODULE IV GREENHOUSE PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL

 

CHAPTER 12

PEST CONTROL

 12-01. Common & sporadic pests

 12-02. IPM 

 12-03. Pest control 

 12-04. Using predators 

 12-05. Resistance build-up 

 12-06. Handling chemicals

 

  CHAPTER 13.

DISEASE CONTROL

 13-01. Sources of infection

 13-02. The disease triangle

 13-03. Pathogens control

 13-04. Disease control strategies

 

CHAPTER 14.

HaG HYGIENE

 14-01. Hygiene 

 14-02. Filtration

 14-03. Sterilisation & Pasteurisation

 14-04. Solarisation

 14-05. Biofiltration 

 14-06. Reed beds 

 

D. MODULE V. POST-HARVEST HANDLING, HaG MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, BUSINESS PLANNING, ETC.​

  

CHAPTER 15.

HaG MANAGEMENT 

 15-01. General management 

 15-02.  Personnel management

 15-03.  Greenhouse management

 15-04.  Financial management

 15-05.  Market management 

 

  CHAPTER 16.

MARKETING YOUR CROP

 16-01. Adding value

 16-02. Market price analysis

 16-03. Market timing

 16-04. Market requirements

 16-05. Marketing channels etc.

 

  CHAPTER 17.

BUSINESS PLANNING.

 17-01. Business Planning i

 17-02. Business Plan layout 

 17-03. Business Plan Example 

 17-04. Drafting a Business Plan

 

 CHAPTER 18.

GENERAL OVERVIEW AND QUESTIONS ANSWERED