In service training is increasingly important for commercial growers as a means of assisting growers to meet both future market requirements and minimise unit production costs, maintaining future business competitiveness and profitability.

Available courses

Greenmount offer courses as required to meet the needs of the industry. These are often one-day courses or half-day workshops although longer courses may be available. These comprise a mix of business and enterprise management, practical skills and those designed to meet legislative requirements.

The courses are open to all growers and workers and are related to horticultural situations. There are no minimum academic requirements however some courses are offered at different levels to suit different levels of experience.

Training for the mushroom industry

Legislative courses

Safe use and handling of pesticides (PA1)

This course will enable growers to gain relevant certificates of competence issued by the National Proficiency Test Council.

Duration 1day
Course content

  • legislation
  • using pesticides
  • understanding labels
  • protective clothing
  • wildlife and environment
  • pesticide storage and disposal
  • pesticide records

Operation of sprayers (PA2) field crop sprayers

This course will enable growers to gain relevant certificates of competence issued by the National Proficiency Test Council.

Duration 1day
Course content

  • operating pressures and droplet size
  • calculation of nozzle output and selection of appropriate nozzle
  • calibration
  • maintenance of equipment

Operation of sprayers (PA2) air assisted sprayers (PA3) air assisted orchard sprayers

This course will enable growers to gain relevant certificates of competence issued by the National Proficiency Test Council.

Duration 1 day
Course content

  • forced air output
  • spray quality, spray volume, spray patterns
  • reduced volume spraying
  • calculation of atomiser output
  • calibration
  • methods of reducing drift
  • maintenance of equipment

Operation of sprayers (PA6) hand held applicators

This course will enable growers to gain relevant certificates of competence issued by the National Proficiency Test Council.

Duration 1day
Course content

  • nozzle components
  • types of nozzles for different uses
  • spray patterns
  • calibration
  • operation of granular applicators
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