For those who approach Floriculture, do-it-yourself gardening and the cultivation of fruit plants, knowing the fundamental elements of pruning and specializing through professional pruning courses is very important and can represent a fundamental element to achieve interesting results both from the point of view in view of the quality of the harvest, especially with regard to the quantities produced. Of course it is important to choose one pruning course suited to their skills and practical knowledge. There are training courses organized in different stages to which everyone can participate, whether they are simple enthusiasts who are taking their first steps in the world of DIY or professionals. The courses are generally held in vocational training schools that offer basic courses, intermediate and higher courses, then there are private courses, for example at gardening schools or licensed nurseries, which can provide specific training for each type of plant.
Mainly we can divide the courses into 4 main areas, fruit-growing, that is all the courses that include notions to improve the quantity and quality of all fruit plants, the bonsai, the practical and theoretical courses in which we learn notions to prune adequately and keeping plants and trees healthy, floriculture, which is aimed above all at the quality of flowers, and the wider sphere of urban culture, which gathers all the main notions in the field of gardens, large parks and public parks. Of course the main requests, the training courses that we report in this brief guide, range from vineyard pruning courses, to olive pruning to dry and green pruning courses. Following a pruning course we learn the different cutting techniques, the different types of pruning and the periods of the year in which pruning operations must be carried out. There are also courses for pruning hedges, pruning of flowering plants and conifers, in these cases they are specific courses, to which one participates after a basic course that also provides the essential elements for using suitable gardening tools.Vineyard pruning courses, olive tree
At the base of a course to prune a vineyard or an olive tree, which can also be articulated over several hours of training, an overview of the work tools to be used is discussed. In a vineyard pruning course, for example, you will have to reach the necessary manual skills with saws and scissors, and in the case of large crops, such as large wine productions, you will need to know the pruning techniques integrated with pruning machines and the their main functions. Similarly, for olive tree pruning courses, techniques for rejuvenating or facilitating the vegetative resumption of abandoned olive groves are approached from a theoretical and practical point of view. It must always be kept in mind that the goal of a pruning course is to train employees who can, independently, intervene to cure, grow and bring plants to production. Each cultivation has its characteristics, its forms of cultivation its pruning techniques, therefore in a complete course it prepares the participant for the realization on the field of the different types of intervention. Depending on the needs, in fact, maintenance, rejuvenation or transplant operations may be necessary, to improve production and quality, you will need to be able to choose which procedure to use, for example if you are trimming, thinning or cut. From in-depth knowledge of the plant and its life cycle, it will be necessary to be able to organize and program the pruning shifts, ie to face the complete management of the whole breeding and prevent emergencies, such as traumas and diseases that can irreparably damage the production and growth of the crop.
Gardening courses for professionals, managers and employees of flower shops
Within the broad panorama of pruning courses, professional courses for professionals, such as nursery owners or gardeners, deserve mention. These certified courses represent a valid opportunity for continuous training and can range from botany in general, from cultivation to the maintenance of each plant. For example, the courses for setting up gardens and terraces are innovative, in this case the training is very broad and ranges from a thorough knowledge of how to prune the plants based on their exposure to light, based on the containers and the different types of soil. Finally we point out the pruning courses for operators who carry out interventions using ropes, for example the pruners who have to work on the trees and use positioning systems. These courses are essential to comply with current regulations and to obtain the necessary permits in terms of safety at work. When working in the public sector, on construction sites and in situations of environmental risk, professional techniques and procedures must be known. This segment of the courses represents the most complex and articulated and is naturally aimed at experienced people with adequate previous training.