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Horticulture C (Plant Health) Online Course

Horticulture C (Plant Health) Online Course

This advanced course specialises in care of plant health.

  • Understand plant health.
  • Identify health problems in plants and techniques to control for those problems. 
  • A useful qualification for anyone wanting to work in the plant industry.
  • Learn from highly qualified and experienced tutors.

Study with the support of experienced and highly qualified tutors. Available as online course, or by correspondence. Payment Plans available.

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  • Introduction- Methods to identify problems on plants from pest and disease damage.
  • Overview of Preventative Controls-Methods for control of the problems found, both with chemical and non chemical methods.
  • Insecticides- Various types of insecticides are discussed
  • Other Pesticides- Other types pesticides are looked at
  • Spray Equipment- The various methods for using the chemicals and the safe application of them.
  • Insect Biology- We have a look at a few of the insects you will come across.
  • Fungal Biology-The various problems caused by fungi and bacteria, descriptions of these types and ways to treat them.
  • Environmental Problems-Sometimes it is the actual environment around the plant that is causing the problem
  • Viruses-Identify some of the characteristics of a virus and ways to treat them.
  • Nematodes, Molluscs and Crustaceans-Some of the creatures that look quite innocent are chewing away on your plants. Ways to identify and treat them.


  • Identify the characteristics of pests and diseases of plants.
  • Explain methods for the control of pests and diseases.
  • Describe the characteristics of a range of different pesticides, including insecticides and fungicides.
  • Explain the selection and use of spray equipment appropriate for different specified tasks.
  • Describe aspects of the biology of an insect which are relevant to pest control.
  • Describe aspects of the biology of an fungus which are relevant to disease control.
  • Explain how inappropriate environmental conditions can affect plant health.
  • Identify the characteristic signs of a range of non-insect pests,and select apropriate control methods.

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