The Commercial Vegetable Production course teaches you the principles of growing commercial crops for business purposes.

Whether your business is on a small or large scale, you can learn how to cultivate crops with maximum production and market your business effectively to increase profit.

Included in the course is the different methods of cultivation from hydroponics to greenhouses and which vegetables to grow in differing climates.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction to Vegetable Growing
  2. Cultural Practices for Vegetables
  3. Pest, Disease & Weed Control
  4. Hydroponic & Greenhouse Growing
  5. Growing Selected Vegetable Varieties
  6. Irrigation
  7. Harvest & Post-Harvest
  8. Marketing Vegetables
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Select appropriate vegetable varieties for different situations.
  • Explain general cultural practices used for vegetable production.
  • Explain the management of potential problems, including pests, diseases, weeds, and environmental disorders, in vegetable production.
  • Explain alternative cultural techniques, including greenhouse and hydroponic production, for vegetables.
  • Determine specific cultural practices for selected vegetable varieties.
  • Determine the harvesting, and post-harvest treatment of different vegetables.
  • Develop marketing strategies for different vegetables.