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Introduction to Pest and Weed Control Block 3

15 October

After completion of this course, the participant would be able to:

  1. Scout for, identify and describe common pests, diseases and weeds found in a nursery or landscape.
  2. Identify, describe, and apply best pest, disease and weed control practices in a nursery or landscape.

It is important to note that the intention of this training is not to give participants a PCO number nor accreditation towards PCO registration as this is an introduction to pest and weed control.

The complete course will involve attending two sessions for each block. Three blocks will be run this year as follows:

    Block 3
    15 October
    5 November
    Registration closes 27 September

The total cost per learner is R605.00 (excl. VAT) for the course.

General Requirements

The requirements are as follows:

  • Learners are to have a mentor that also attends each session. Guidelines for Mentors can be found on our website.
  • All sessions will be via Zoom and start punctually at 14:00 for a period of two-hours.
  • The session is short, focused, and to the point, dealing with only actual on the job experiences!
  • All notes and worksheets will be sent after the session which will enable the learner to internalize and practice what has been dealt with – remember that practice makes perfect!
  • Learners are to attend sessions and complete ALL the workplace experience worksheets in order to receive a certificate of attendance.
  • The Full Course fees are payable in advance and are non-refundable.
  • Space is limited – so reserve your seat ASAP!


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