Fruit Production - Temperate Climate BHT305

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An eight lesson course that starts by introducing the fruit growing industry, and moves through most of the skills needed for successful fruit growing in a serious way. Topics covered include management, soils, planting, irrigation, pruning, cultural practices (including pest control), pome and stone fruits, and various vines, fruit trees and nuts.

COURSE STRUCTURE

There are 8 lessons as follows:

  1. Introduction to Temperate Fruit Growing
    Identify different types of fruit crops, which can be successfully grown in your region.
  2. Establishing an Orchard
    Develop a plan for the establishment of an orchard.
  3. General Cultural Practices
    Determine the cultural requirements for different fruit crops …

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An eight lesson course that starts by introducing the fruit growing industry, and moves through most of the skills needed for successful fruit growing in a serious way. Topics covered include management, soils, planting, irrigation, pruning, cultural practices (including pest control), pome and stone fruits, and various vines, fruit trees and nuts.

COURSE STRUCTURE

There are 8 lessons as follows:

  1. Introduction to Temperate Fruit Growing
    Identify different types of fruit crops, which can be successfully grown in your region.
  2. Establishing an Orchard
    Develop a plan for the establishment of an orchard.
  3. General Cultural Practices
    Determine the cultural requirements for different fruit crops in your locality (Part A).
    Determine the cultural requirements for different fruit crops in your locality (Part B).
  4. Tree Fruits
    Determine the cultural requirements for different fruit crops in your locality (Part B).
  5. Vines, Nuts & Berries
    Determine the cultural requirements for different fruit crops in your locality (Part C).
  6. Citrus
    Determine the cultural requirements for different fruit crops in your locality (Part D).
  7. Cultural Management of a Fruit Plantation or Orchard
    Develop a calendar for cultural management of a fruit plantation, or orchard.
  8. Marketing Your Produce
    Formulate appropriate methods for marketing specific fruit crops grown in your locality.

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.

SUMMARY OF COMPETENCIES DEVELOPED

On successful completion of the course you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify different types of fruit crops, which can be successfully grown in your region.
  • Explain the nature of the fruit industry in your region (locality).
  • Determine the cultural requirements for different fruit crops.
  • Develop a plan for the establishment of an orchard.
  • Formulate appropriate methods for marketing specific fruit crops grown in your locality.
  • Develop a calendar for cultural management of a fruit plantation, or orchard.
WHAT THE COURSE COVERS

You will learn a wide variety of things, through a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and practical tasks, and watching videos. Here are just some of the things you will be doing:

  • Compile a resource file different sources of information regarding commercial fruit varieties.
  • Compare the facilities used to produce different fruit crops, in a specified locality.
  • Determine criteria for selecting a fruit variety to grow as a commercial crop in your locality.
  • Select different fruit varieties with commercial potential for a specified location.
  • Analyse the physical layout of a specified orchard.
  • Determine the scope of commercial fruit growing in a specified locality.
  • Demonstrate standard soil tests to three different soils to determine:
    • Soil type
    • pH
    • Drainage
    • Water holding capacity
  • Evaluate the three different soils tested to determine their suitability for growing different fruit varieties.
  • Analyse the culture
    • Watering
    • Weed control
    • Soil management
    • Pruning
    • Fertilising
    • Pest control
    • Disease control
  • Determine soil management practices, including:
    • Nutrition
    • Soil structure
    • Cultivation
    • Weed control
  • Determine the susceptibility of four
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