Greenhouse Technical Management Course

From the Certificate IV in Production Horticulture

This course is specifically designed to develop high level technical and management skills of: Growers in protected cropping; Suppliers of hydroponic equipment; Agronomists; and Horticultural researchers and educators. The course includes practical training, discussions, demonstrations and lectures supported by written notes, and other practical tools. It is conducted by two experienced industry presenters Graeme Smith (Graeme Smith Consulting) and Rick Donnan (Growool Horticultural Systems) and is customised to suit the requirements of each group.

The course assists participants to:

  • understand the principles of controlled production systems
  • use new strategies and technologies to manage greenhouse climates and irrigation.
  • understand plant growing requirements and plant production techniques
  • develop new strategies for plant protection and integrated pest-management
  • understand plant nutrition and fertigation programs

Topics include: media types and characteristics; plant structure; nutrition and nutrient management; water quality; EC and pH; plant physiology and environmental management; irrigation – media’s manager; plant health

Feedback from previous courses:

“All aspects of the course were excellent!”,
“… the presenters had great practical knowledge and experience…”,
“Thanks for an informative week.”

5 – 9 May, 2014

Newcastle (NSW)

19 – 23 May 2014

Pukekohe (NZ)

23 to 27 June 2014

Maryborough (Vic)

August 2014

 (TBC) Perth (WA)

Course Cost: $1,950                           Duration: 4½ days

To register your interest or for further information regarding the above course please contact the Course Coordinator: Leigh Taig email: ltaig@gotafe.vic.edu.au or ph 03 5833 2851, mobile 0438 381 834

Posted 7 March 2014


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