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Hydroponics and Greenhouse Internet Training courses

You can now enjoy and study your HaG training material in video format.

Train yourself in the comfort of your home or office, at your own pace, at convenient times  !!

Why Internet training?

Internet training can reach people around the globe !

 

Convenience!

 

  • You can study 

    • after hours

    • over weekends

    • at any convenient time

    • in the comfort of your home

    • even while travelling or on holiday 

   

  • You can download the material to your

    • Computer,

    • Laptop,

    • I-Pad,

    • Tablet,

    • Cell Phone

  • There will be No Interruptions during lectures

  • You may repeat your training at zero further cost, as often as you like!

 

Your savings include:

$  No travelling expenses!

             $  No accommodation required!

             $  No venue required!

             $  You can study at home!

             $  No taking leave from work!

             $  No meals to pay for!

             $  No refreshments to pay for!

 Group Training!

Special training courses are available for groups of 10  or more!

These courses can be fine-tuned to satisfy your specific requirements, schedules and local conditions; at your local venue!

 

For rates and more info; get in touch >>

Contents:

Free Introduction!!!

PART I PLANT GROWTH AND WATER REQUIREMENTS

SECTION I PLANT GROWTH

  • Basic plant growth requirements, factors and processes, osmosis, photosynthesis, transpiration, etc.

SECTION II WATER REQUIREMENTS, HYDROPONICS & NUTRIENTS

  • Hydroponics systems and techniques. 

  •  Plant nutrient requirements; nutrient technology; nutrient solutions, etc.

PART II GREENHOUSES AND RELATED TECHNOLOGY

SECTION III GREENHOUSES AND GREENHOUSE CONSIDERATIONS
  • Greenhouses and other plant protection structures..

  • Greenhouses and other plant protection structures (continued)

SECTION IV CLIMATE, PLANT CLIMATIC REQUIREMENTS, CLIMATE CONTROL
  • Climatic requirements and its influence on plant growth.

  • Climate control.

SECTION V lIGHT, PLANT REQUIREMENTS, LIGHTING SYSTEMS & TYPES OF LIGHT.
  • Light, plant light requirements and reactions, lighting systems and types of lighting.

SECTION VI PEST AN DISEASE CONTROL
  • Pests and pest control.

  • Diseases and how to.control them.

  • Hygiene, sterilisation, pasteurisation, solarisation, etc.

SECTION VII NEW TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS
  • Solar greenhouses
  • Seawater greenhouses
  • Rooftop farming
  • Vertical farming
  • Plant factories
SECTION VIII PEST AN DISEASE CONTROL
  • Pests and pest control.

  • Diseases and how to.control them.

  • Hygiene, sterilisation, pasteurisation, solarisation, etc.

PART III. HYDROPONICS

SECTION IX HYDROPONIC SYSTEMS AND TECHNIQUES
  • Hydroponic benefits and disadvantages
  • Main hydroponic culture systems
  • Hydroponic  groups -pro's, cons, and applications
  • Hydroponic trends and developments
SECTION X   SUBSTRATES AND ROOT ZONE REQUIREMENTS
  • Plant roots and substrate requirements
  • Organic substrates
  • Inorganic substrates
  • Substrate recycling
  • Substrate comparisons
SECTION XI  WATER SUPPLY, STORAGE, PURIFICATION AND QUALITY
  • Water sources, storage and application methods
  • Water quality requirements
  • Water pH requirements and control 
  • Water fIltration systems
  • Analysis of water purification systems  = pros and cons
  • Reedbed purification
SECTION XII   PLANT NUTRITION REQUIREMENTS
  • Introduction
  • The seventeen major elements (Macro  and micro elements)
  • Main functions of various plant nutrient elements
  • Other beneficial nutrient elements
SECTION XIII  PLANT NUTRIENT FORMULATIONS
  • Suitable fertiliser selection for hydroponic solutions
  • Single, double and triple tank systems
  • Formulating your own nutrient solutions
  • pH and SC requirements and control
  • Dosing equipment - pros and cons
SECTION XIV NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES AND TOXICITIES
  • over fertilisation effects
  • Under fertilisation effects
  • Deficiency symptoms and identification
  • Toxicity symptoms and identification
SECTION XV ADVANCED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT
  • Water scheduling
  • Leaf, stem and sap analysis
  • Substrate nutrient and pH challenges and control
  • Nutrient rootzone pathogens and control
  • Foliar sprays and other products

PART IV GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT &PLANNING

SECTION XV ADVANCED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT
  • Water scheduling
  • Leaf, stem and sap analysis
  • Substrate nutrient and pH challenges and control
  • Nutrient rootzone pathogens and control
  • Foliar sprays and other products
SECTION XVII HYDROPONICS AND CROP MAINTENANCE
  • General infrastructure and other maintenance
  • Management of plants for extended production.
  • SECTION XVIII PLANNING YOUR GREENHOUSE AND HYDROPONIC OPERATIONS
  • General planning and business plan requirements.
  • DHow to draw up your own business plan.

PART V  POSTHARVEST HANDLING & MARKETING

SECTION IXX  MARKETING
  • General marketing principles.
  • Finding your market and market requirements.
SECTION XX  FINANCES AND FUNDING
  • Funding requirements;  successful proposals and negotiation aspects.
  • Important business ratios and their applications.
SECTION XXI CROP SELECTION AND GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
  • Leafy and low growing crops (veggies, flowers, potted plants etc.)
  • Vertically trained crops.
  • Roundup and general discussions on essential oils, medicinal, indigenous & other speciality crops.