Commercial Horticulture from

Commercial Horticulture
This course ran over 10 days and with the aim to help you gain a practical understanding of all aspects involved in Organic Fruit and Vegetable production. This course was FETAC certified to Level 5.

Cost: €450 for 10 Days Course Content:
Last Course Dates: commenced March 9th 2011 in the Organic Centre, Rossinver, Co Leitrim & 19th March St Colmans Training Centre, Co Mayo (approx 2 sessions a month until October)

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Introduction to Organic Gardening Principles
  • Seed Selection and Propagation
  • Soil Fertility
  • Crop Planning
  • Protected Cropping
  • Growing in Polytunnels
  • Pest and Disease control using organic methods
  • Composting
  • Fruit Production
  • Harvesting methods
  • Soil and plant preparation for winter season

You will gain a practical understanding of organic vegetable production including crop planning, plant and seed selection, pest and disease control and soil fertility.