Online Course

DaisyFresh Hydroponics Online Course

Our course provides basic and intermediate training for those interested in learning about Hydroponics. We will guide you through the material and you will receive a certificate of competence upon successful completion. Whether for commerce or domestic consumption you will be well equipped to start your own enterprise.

Online Course Content

Each section ends with a short quiz and most contain supporting e-docs. Certificate of Completion on finishing the final section.  You have the opportunity of launching this course up to three times with unlimited viewing.

1. Introduction to Hydroponics / History / Definitions / EC, ppm’s and pH.

  • Introduction to Hydroponics
  • Definitions
  • History
  • EC, ppm’s and pH
  • Truogs Table
E-Material:

  • ppm to EC conversion chart
  • Truogs Table
  • Common Elemental Ranges
  • Conversion Chart Milliequivalents per Litre

2. Hydroponic Systems / Choosing the Right Produce / Deciding on a System.

  • Hydroponic Systems
  • Choosing the Right Produce to Grow
  • Deciding which System to select
E-Material:

  • Detailed list of vegetables suitable for Hydroponic System
  • Layouts (Verti-Gro)
  • Hydroponic Kit

3. Breakeven Point / Automated and Manual Systems / Designing a System to suit you.

  • Establishing a Breakeven point for an Agricultural Enterprise
  • Full Automation, Part Automation or Manual control
  • Designing a System to Suit You

4. Plastic or Shadecloth? Tunnels or Gum Poles? Recirculate or Run-to Waste?

  • Plastic or Shadecloth?
  • Tunnels or Gum Poles?
  • How to Grow Veggies in a Hot Humid Climate
E-Material:

  • How to Grow Veggies in a hot, humid climate

5. Choosing the Right Medium / Site Selection / Packhouse / Marketing.

  • Choosing the Right Medium to Use
  • Site Selection
  • Orientation and Pack House Details
  • Marketing
E-Material:

  • ppm to EC conversion chart
  • Truogs Table
  • Common Elemental Ranges
  • Conversion Chart MillieEquivalents per litre

6. Nutrition, Pests and Diseases.

  • Nutrition
  • Pest and Diseases
E-Material:

  • Label Warning Colours
  • Plant Health Report
  • Truogs Table for reference

7. Biological Controls, Organics, Packaging, Transport, GlobalGap.

  • The Advent of Biological Controls
  • The Trend Towards Organics
  • Hygiene and Packaging
  • Transportation
  • Global Gap
  • Quiz and Survey
E-Material:

  • Glossary of Terms
About the Author

About the Author

John Sandison has over 20 years’ experience in Hydroponics, growing strawberries commercially and other types of fresh produce. He holds certificates in Business Management and Advanced Hydroponics 1-3 and has taught over 600 delegates in the past 11 years. He has written the book “A Guide to Practical Hydroponics” and is passionate about urban agriculture, rooftop hydroponics and container farms. John also consults and assists with community upliftment projects.

This course comes with a Certificate of Competence