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
  • 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 include:

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

Location: GOTAFE, Wanganui Road, Shepparton Victoria 3630

Duration: 4 1/2 days

Dates: Monday 18 March – Friday 22 March 2013

Course Cost: $1950

To register your interest or for further information, contact the Course Coordinator: Leigh Taig, ph (03) 5833-2851 MB: 0438 381 834 or email: