Level 2 Production Horticulture


9:00am — 4:00pm

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Plant production is the art, science and business of producing plants. It is a vast industry that has many aspects that appeal to people who love understanding how plants grow and how the growing industry works. What plants do people want? What is involved in growing plants effectively and sustainably? What is the best way to earn money from growing and selling plants?

This Level 2 will focus on the areas involved in producing plants and the different ways in which this can be achieved. It will also look at the dispatch side of the industry and the retail sector that makes this such a fast-paced and interesting career choice.  

The units will be:

  • Plant identification and nomenclature in horticulture
  • Plant nutrition and monitoring systems through irrigation and hydroponics
  • Plant protection, integrated pest management and bio-security
  • Horticultural mechanics and micro prop industry methods
  • Organise the preparation and establishment of propagation materials
  • Food crop production and time management
  • Ornamental plant production and customer demand – Retail nursery experience
  • Estimate resource requirements for stock control and delivery
  • Retail skills, plant display systems and the psychology of selling

Dates: 3rd February - 30th June, 2023 (Fridays - one day a week for 17 weeks)

Time: 9.30 - 16.00

Location: One Garden Brighton

Cost: £830.00

Funding may apply to adults who are unemployed or on a low wage, under £18,525 per annum. For any queries, email enquiries@plumpton.ac.uk or phone 01273 890454.

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