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Nut Production Online Course

Online

Subject: Gardening

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Learn to identify and grow a wide range of edible nuts
Learn from professional university trained horticulturists with decades of industry experience
Build networks within industry and discover opportunities for commercial production or self sufficiency
With increased pressure on food supply & the envirionment, opportunities for food production experts are set to expand in the future -Now is the time...

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15% OFF ON ALL SHORT COURSES!

Like us on Facebook or add us in Google+ and you can get an instant 15% discount on all short courses here at Careerline Courses.

Learn to identify and grow a wide range of edible nuts
Learn from professional university trained horticulturists with decades of industry experience
Build networks within industry and discover opportunities for commercial production or self sufficiency
With increased pressure on food supply & the envirionment, opportunities for food production experts are set to expand in the future -Now is the time to study.

This course will reveal the world of nut growing, expanding your horizons, deepening your knowledge and laying a foundation for the production of succesful nut cropping.

Lessons:

There are 9 lessons in this course:

1. Introduction
What is a Nut
Identifying Plants Accurately
Classification of Nuts into their Plant Families
Juglanaceae,
Coylaceae,
Fagaceae,
Burseraceae,
Lecthidaceae
Sterculiaceae
Rosaceae
Pinaceae
Anacardiaceae, etc
Review of Botany of Nuts: flowers and fruit development
Resources

2. The Most Commonly Grown Varieties
Overview of Nut Culture
Comparing most common nuts
Terminology
Almond
American Hazlenut
Cashew Peanut
Walnut
Macadamia

3. Culture of Nuts
Site Selection and Management
Soils
Soil Testing
Water Management
Nutrition and Feeding
Plant Health: pest and disease, protection from wind, salt, air, etc
Common problems with different types of nuts
Planting
Terminology
Weed Management
Pruning

4. Less Common Nuts
Pecan
Pistacio
Pine Nuts
Auraucaria
Chestnut
Filbert
Brazil Nut
Beech
Oak
Sunflower
Pili Nut
Cola Nut
Cocao
Hausa Groundnut
Acacia, and more

5. Propagation
Seed Propagation of Nuts
Cuttings
Layering
Grafting
Propagating Corylus
Propagating Pinus
Propagating aids and structures

6. Harvest and Post-harvest of Nuts.
Harvesting
Cleaning, Cracking and Shelling
Drying and Storage
Handling Almonds
Cashews
Chestnuts
Pine nuts
Walnuts
Hazlenuts
Pistacios

7. Marketing Nuts
Overview
Where to sell nuts
Marketing Processes
Market Research
Uses of Nuts: Food and other uses

8. Workplace Health, Safety and Risk Management
Duty of Care
Risk Assessment in a Horticultural Enterprise
Financial Risks
Keeping the Workplace Safe
Protective Clothing
Equipment Safety (Tools and Machinery)
Safety with Manual Handling and lifting

9. Special Assignment
PBL Project Develop a plan for growing selected varieties of nuts in a specific location

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Course Code: BHT219
Duration: 100 hours
Qualification: Certificate
Exam: Optional

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This session is taught online

When

This is a self paced course. The course coordinator will contact you shortly after your enrollment to help you get started.

Where

Online

Price: $693.00

 

Notes:

International: $630.00 AUD
Australia: $693.00 AUD
(Includes GST)


The teachers

Careerline Courses is an online school delivering education and networking opportunities no matter where in the world...

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Careerline Courses is an online school delivering education and networking opportunities no matter where in the world you are.
Having been involved in the delivery of online courses for as long as the delivery of online courses has been technologically possible; company director Honor McGregor has finally taken the bull by the horns (or the server by the wires) and set up Careerline Courses. Careerline Courses offers material that has been developed over thirty years, and tested on thousands of students around the world, in a manner that is fresh and easy for students to engage with.  
Careerline Courses is a techno savvy online course provider, offering short courses certificates and diplomas in pretty much every subject you could want. This includes; IT, Horticulture, Hydroponics, Anatomy, Zoo Keeping, Creative Writing, Journalism, Photography, Wedding Planning, Business Management, Psychology, Animal Health, Agriculture and much more. You can study from home at your own pace no matter where in the world you are.  
 

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