Vegetable Production

VEGETABLE PRODUCTIONTRAINING COURSE

This is a non-credit bearing course under AGRI SETA. Duration: 4 days

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to vegetable crops and the theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience required for successfully producing them. We will be spending most of our time learning the elements of successful vegetable production including the what, where, when and how of growing specific crops. 

COURSE OUTCOMES

Upon completion one would be able to:

  • Use the different vegetable planting methods
  • Understand climatic conditions
  • Manage soil, water & pests in vegetable production
  • Conduct crop rotation
  • Manage harvesting of vegetables
  • Harvest and grade vegetables for the market

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to vegetable crops – Vegetable classification, production statistics, and current markets.
  • Location and size of the vegetable industry
  • Production and management
  • Soil management
  • Fertilization practices, composts
  • Tillage, cover cropping, weed management
  • Crop rotation
  • Irrigation practices and techniques (includes hydroponics)
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Postharvest handling/storage
  • Marketing opportunities

Course involves visits to vegetable production sites to observe/experience and learn from growers and entrepreneurs in the field of vegetable production

COURSE COSTING

Total fees: R600 per learner

Fee covers the following items:

• Learning material

• Learner Portfolios

• Facilitation and Assessment.

• Certification

WHO THIS COURSE WILL BENEFIT

Farmers or farm workers, farming with tunnels.