Learn How to Make a Success of Growing Cut Flowers in a Greenhouse
A course for commercial cut flower growers who are concerned exclusively
with greenhouse production. International trade in cut flowers has grown over recent decades. In most countries, developed or in development, it is now possible to get the most popular types of cut flowers almost any time of the year.
The industry has made this possible by doing three different things:
- Expanding trade between countries (e.g. Australian tulips might be flown to the Netherlands in August and September, when they are not flowering in The Netherlands; and Dutch tulips might be flown to Australia when it is autumn in Australia).
- Breeding new varieties has extended the flowering season for some plants. It is now, for instance, possible to grow Chrysanthemum varieties that flower all year round in some climates.
- Growing in greenhouses has enabled farmers to take control of conditions that stimulate flowering and cause plants to not only grow faster, but also flower at times when they might not have otherwise flowered.
“Learn how you can extend
the growing season by expanding your cut flower range and supplying
markets year-round. This is a diverse course for the serious grower.” - Gavin Cole B.Sc., Psych.Cert., Cert.Garden Design, MACA, ACS Tutor.
This course is divided into twelve lessons as follows:
1. Introduction to Cut Flower Production
Explore the nature and scope of Cut Flower production in greenhouses.
2. Cultural Practices
Learn to determine key cultural practices that are commonly required to develop and maintain a good rate of growth in a cut flower crop.
3. Flower Initiation & Development
Learn to explain the initiation and development of flowering in a cut flower crop.
4. Pest & Disease Control
Determine management practices for cut flower crops grown in a greenhouse
5. Greenhouse Management A.
Discuss a range of greenhouse management techniques related to cut flower production.
6. Greenhouse Management B.
Explain a range of greenhouse management techniques related to cut flower production.
7. Management, Harvest & Post Harvest
Determine a range of harvest and post harvest techniques related to cut flower production.
8. Herbaceous Perennials
Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected herbaceous perennials.
8. Annuals & Biennials
Learn about greenhouse production techniques for selected annuals and biennials.
10. Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomes
Learn how selected bulbs, corms, rhizomes or tubers are grown in greenhouses.
11. Filler Plants
Determine greenhouse production techniques for selected filler plants.
Determine greenhouse production techniques for roses, and for orchids.
Course Duration - 100 hours