Learn about pests and diseases in the garden and your plants health.
- Enrol anytime
- Start leaning straight away or when the time is right for you
- Study your way, anytime, any place
- Work through at a pace that suits your needs
Every garden has some sort of pest or diseases unless properly taken care of. ‘Plant Health’ is a short course designed for people who are either home gardeners, beginning horticultural work or those somewhere in between. This course will help you identify problems associated with pests and diseases and the proper precautions to take.
Work at your own pace through these 6 interactive lessons and come across topics such as ‘Identifying Problems’ and ‘Environmental Problems’. You can either take the fast track or the slow trail, it’s up to you.
At the completion of this course, you will be aware of the different plant’s pests and diseases are attracted to and how to go about ridding them. For example, if you spotted a hole in a leaf on your plant, you could identify what type of insect it was caused by. It is important to know what you are doing because method of control can be difficult to suggest if the problem is unclear. For instance, if you were to spray the plant with insecticide because you thought the problem was insect related, then realised it was a virus, the spray is wasted. This is an issue because currently there are escalated environmental restrictions and when unnecessary chemicals are being sprayed it not only goes into the plant, which if it bears fruit will then go into your system but also into the air, which you breathe and goes into your system.
Correct precaution is needed when caring for plants health and well being, learn what is best for your garden.
This course covers 6 lessons:
Lesson 1: Identifying problems
Lesson 2: Treating problems
Lesson 3: Problems and the plants they affect
Lesson 4: Pests
Lesson 5: Diseases
Lesson 6: Environmental problems
- How do our short courses work?As you progress through this short course you will become familiar with a variety of different ways to expand your learning and be able to choose the tasks that you do/don’t wish to take. You will also be able to develop in the areas that take your fancy more than others that just don’t do it for you. You won’t miss anything important so long as you read the “learn more” suggestions. Following each lesson there will be a short interactive test to complete. This will give an indication on how you are progressing through the course and ensuring that you are on the right track. Upon completion of the last lesson in the course, a more thorough automated test will need to be completed to finalise your learning level. This can be completed anytime and if an overall pass is gained you will receive a “certificate of completion”.