Learn to identify problems and determine the correct treatments with this Short Course in Plant Health from ACS Distance Education. The Plant Health Short Course is a useful source of information for the keen home gardener and professional landscaper. The Course looks at different types of pests and diseases as well as environmental causes of problems in plants.
This course covers 6 lessons:
Lesson 1 Identifying problems
Understanding what can go wrong with your plants
More than one problem
Finding out what the problem is
Conducting an inspection
The main types of problems
Shortcuts to problem identification
What insect is it?
Diagnosis of plant disorders
Difficult to diagnose problems
Lesson 2 Treating problems
Different ways to control pests and diseases
1) Cultural control
2) Biological control
3) Physical controls
5) Legal control
Lesson 3 Problems and the plants they affect
Flowers & bulbs
Fruit & vegetables
Indoor, shade & greenhouse plants
Shrubs & climbers
Lesson 4 Pests
The major types of pests
Common garden pests
Lesson 5 Diseases
Types of pathogens
Stages in the development of a disease
Lesson 6 Environmental problems
Common environmental problems
Lack of water
Plant tolerance levels
Ways to protect plants
Environmental problems in lawns
Stages of growth
HOW THE COURSE WORKS
This is a self
paced, 20 hour study program; with everything from your enrolment
through to awarding of your certificate of completion, controlled by
computer software developed by our programmers.
Utilizing cutting edge technology all the way; you can
- Enrol, pay
course fees into pay pal; your payment approval then triggers an email
explaining how to proceed, and access to the course.
- You are then given instructions (options to read or listen to an audio).
- Next you
proceed to work through lessons as fast or slow as you wish; undertaking
automated self assessment tests at the end of each lesson, choosing
practical/additional learning tasks to undertake as you go.
- On concluding
the final lesson; you undertake a major online exam; and on achieving a
60% pass rate, you are given a "Certificate of Completion" carrying your
name and date, to download as a pdf, to save or print as you wish
Unlike our other 100 hour
courses, there is no additional exam fee charged for the exam in this or
any of the 20 hour short courses.