Crop Tech’ – An Approach to the Technology of Commercial/Professional Crop Production

Comprehensive training for those developing a career in horticultural crop production

Ideal for learners who intend to or already work in commercial growing – eg in a nursery, market garden or orchard – the aim in creating this course has been to bring together information and cultural procedures which are rarely described in such a complete way in current publications and books. You will gain a very solid foundation in production horticulture, studying topics such as: propagation techniques, plant nutrition, planting systems, nursery standards, handling and storage best practice, and pest and disease control. Areas explored in-depth include the commercial growing of trees and shrubs, vegetable production and top fruit and soft fruit production.

  • A broad-based course ideal for those involved in commercial growing or horticultural farming, with extensive coverage of fruit production
  • Flexible home-study learning so you can fit your learning around your work and life
  • Quality course material and excellent tutor support – to help you achieve your goals
  • On successful completion you will receive an HCC Certificate
  • Suitable for both non-professional and professional gardeners
  • No previous experience needed

How the course works

Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

This flexibility makes it easy to fit learning around work and family commitments.

The extensive course materials have been developed by gardening experts and are clear and straightforward, so your studying is easy and enjoyable. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance. (You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help at any point during your studies.)

The course includes all the required study materials.

There is no formal examination. On successful completion you will be awarded an HCC Certificate. You have 2 years to complete the course.

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