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Horticulture and Nursery Production in Agricultural Science

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5 hours
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10 CPD hours / points
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  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
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The world's population is growing, and with it, the demand for food. In order to meet this demand, we need to find more efficient and sustainable ways to produce food.And that’s where Agricultural science comes in. Agricultural science is the study of how to produce food more efficiently and sustainably. If you are interested in a career in agriculture, or if you simply want to learn more about how food is produced, then the Agricultural Science course is for you. This course will teach you the basics of agricultural science, and it will give you the skills you need to make a difference in the world.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completing this Agricultural science course, learners should -

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of Agricultural Science principles and practices.
  • Develop expertise in horticulture, nursery production, and plant propagation.
  • Acquire knowledge in soil science, plant nutrition, and weed control.
  • Learn effective techniques for pest control and sustainable farming practices.
  • Explore animal farming, including beef cattle raising and dairy cattle milking.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Embark on a transformative journey through fourteen modules that encompass the vast realm of Agricultural Science. Begin with an introduction to the foundational principles of this field in Module 1, then delve into the art of horticulture, nursery production, and plant propagation in Module 2 and Module 3 of this Agricultural science course. Expand your knowledge to soil science, plant nutrition, and weed control in Module 4 and Module 5. Gain essential skills in pest control and explore sustainable farming practices in Module 6. Uncover the beauty of home gardening and ornamental plants in Module 8 and Module 9. Discover the intricacies of cut flower cultivation and delve into the realm of permaculture in Module 10 and Module 11. Lastly, explore the world of animal farming, from raising beef cattle to milking dairy cattle, in Module 13 and Module 14 of this comprehensive Agricultural science course.

Embrace the course Agricultural Science as you embark on an enriching journey that spans the vast fields of plant cultivation, soil science, animal farming, and sustainable practices. Uncover the secrets of nurturing plants, safeguarding crops, and sustaining the delicate balance between nature and agriculture. Let the Agricultural Science course ignite your passion for sustainable farming and equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on the agricultural landscape. Join us on this remarkable expedition, where Agricultural Science comes alive and opens doors to a rewarding career in the thriving world of agriculture.

Who is this course for?

This Agricultural science course is suitable for -

  • Individuals passionate about agriculture and sustainability.
  • Students seeking a career in horticulture, farming, or plant science.
  • Professionals in the agricultural sector looking to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Career path

  • Horticulturist: £20,000 - £35,000 per annum.
  • Agricultural Scientist: £25,000 - £45,000 per annum.
  • Farm Manager: £25,000 - £50,000 per annum.
  • Plant Propagation Specialist: £20,000 - £35,000 per annum.
  • Agronomist: £25,000 - £45,000 per annum.

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