The Educational Academy: global online /distance learning college

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Duration:100 Hour
Accreditation:Statement of Attainment
Internship:Not applicable
Students per class:1

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Young weeds are far easier to control than older and more established weeds. There are many different ways of controlling weed growth, and the effectiveness of each technique is related to the varieties of weeds being controlled. Some chemicals, for instance will effectively kill certain weeds when they are in the early stages of growth, but will not control other types of weeds. You may need to be able to distinguish between types of weeds to determine whether the chemical will or will not work.

There are 8 lessons in this course:

Weed Identification
review of the system of plant identification
general characteristics of the weeds
further information
contacts, etc.
Weed Control Methods
practical research on management of weeds
understanding terminology
use of mulches
Chemical Weed Control
review of commercial and domestic herbicides
determining what differentiates them
their availability and use.
Weed Control In Specific Situations
understanding weed control strategies for particular situations
accessing first hand information about weed control from industry leaders and determining a weed control program for five different sites.
Safe Chemical Application
reviewing what types of chemicals and application methods are used in the industry and the required safety procedures for the handling and administrating chemical herbicides.
Non-Chemical Weed Control
determining any detrimental effects chemical herbicides have on the environment
reviewing non-chemical applications
their effectiveness.
Dealing With Specific Weed Control Problems
current industry practices for weed control
effects on the environment in relation to specific weed control problems.
Developing A Major Weed Control Program
a practical lesson where the student can fully demonstrate their understanding of weed control by devising a weed management plan for a designated area.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Distinguish between different types of weeds, and identify common weed species, growing in your locality.
Explain characteristics of different weed control methods.
Explain the use of chemical herbicides to control weeds.
Specify appropriate weed control methods, for different types of situations.
Determine appropriate techniques for the safe application of chemical herbicide in a specific situation.
Explain different non-chemical weed control methods.
Devise appropriate methods for control of weeds, for specific problems, in both the horticultural and agricultural industries
Determine a detailed weed control program for a significant weed problem.

What You Will Do

Observe and consider over 100 different varieties of weeds and prepare plant review sheets for different weed plants.
Make up a list of information resources.
Plant, grow and observe different varieties of weeds.
Make drawings of young seedlings of at least fifteen different weeds.
Speak/interview people who have to deal with weed control in their daily life.
Visit a nursery, garden shop or hardware store that sells herbicides to the public.
Visit at least one supplier of herbicides for industrial and agricultural use.
Contact larger chemical companies for leaflets on different herbicides.
Investigate at least two workplaces where weed control programs are regularly carried out.
Visit and inspect different sites where weeds are a problem.
Photograph different places that have been treated with weedicides.
Contact your local Department of Agriculture or Lands Department for researching purposes.
Visit several farmers who raise different types of livestock.
Develop a 12 month guideline for an integrated weed control program for a particular site.

The Educational Academy: global online /distance learning college

The Educational Academy has been established to meet the developmental needs of a changing society in a global economy.
The aim of the Educational Academy is to offer relevant, cost& time effective development programmes using a range of flexible delivery methods.
The courses are designed to grow individuals, both personally and professionally, to equip them for a fulfilling life and career.
The Educational Academy was the brainchild of Dr James Macaskill born from many years experience as an academic leader, researcher and consultant within the UK and globally.
In the current and future economic, technological and social environment it has become evident that personal development has become the key to both individual and global survival and growth.
Therefore it is imperative that the advantages offered by the digital age should be utilized to meet those needs in a flexible, relevant and cost effective way.
The Educational Academy meets that challenge.

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