NUT PRODUCTION – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  08/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 8 lessons as follows: 1. Introduction • What is a nut • Classification of edible nuts • Nature and scope of nut production • System of plant classification • Plant pronunciation • More Resources 2. The Most Commonly Grown Varieties. • Introduction to nuts • Quick gude to choosing nut trees to grow • Terminology • Review culture of different commonly grown varieties of nuts. o Almond o American Hazelnut o Cashew o Peanut o Walnut o Macadamia 3. Culture of Nuts • Site selection and management • Site characteristics • Climate • Pest and disease, weeds, water and other considerations • Soils and Nutrition management • Water management • Planting, staking, mulching, watering, pest & disease, feeding, pruning, protection from wind, salt, air, etc. 4. Less Common Nuts • Culture of different less commonly grown varieties of nuts • Corylus species (Hazels) • Pecan • Pistacio • Pine Nuts • Chestnuts • Filberts • Beech, Oak, Sunflower, Pili Nut, Acacia etc. 5. Propagation • Seed propagation • Cuttings • Grafting • Layering • Hardening off young plants • How to propagate a range of specific nut species/cultivars 6. Harvest & Post-harvest of Nuts. • Techniques for harvesting a nut crop • Cleaning, Cracking and Shelling • Drying • Storage • Treatment of specific types of nuts o Almonds o Chestnuts o Pine Nuts o Walnuts o Pistacios o Cashews 7. Marketing Nuts • Scope and nature of marketing • Options for marketing nuts • The marketing process • Understanding supply and demand with nuts • Market research • Uses for nuts -the different products that might be sold o Food products, processed or unprocessed o Mulch o Craft products o Timber 8. Risk Management • Workplace Health and Safety in the nut industry • Risk Assessment (Health, economic, environmental, etc). • Managing risk Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Crops/NUT-PRODUCTION-BHT219-428.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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