At the end of this course, you will understand the basics of watermelon farming and be ready to grow or improve your farm!
Watermelon is a flowering vine plant that is highly cultivated worldwide because of its edible fruit. It’s a relatively easy plant to grow that takes up to 3 months from planting to harvesting. The plant grows well in warm climates and does not tolerate cold seasons. The fruit is sweet and juicy, making it a perfect treat to quench thirst.
What will you learn?
•THE BASICS – Learn about proper growing regions, farm setup and seed selection.
•LAND PREPARATION – Understand proper land setup and management to ensure maximum growth.
•WATERMELON DEVELOPMENT STAGES – Learn about the various development stages (transplanting to harvest), crop care and proper management practices to ensure maximum output.
•ECONOMICS & MARKETS – Understand the economics and cash needs of the business and how to prepare to source a reliable market.
2. Site Selection
3. Seed Selection & Water
4. Bed Preparation
5. Starting Stage
6. Vegetative Stage
7. Flowering & Fruiting Stage
8. Maturity Stage
9. Harvesting Stage
10. Markets & Value Addition
11. Physiological Disorders
12. Economics of Production
“The course was very well presented, and the lecturer had a solid knowledge of her subject. Moreover, it addressed what I needed to know as a melon farmer.”
Cheryl – South Africa
“Interesting and simple to understand. It is not just college theories but a professional course with ample practical knowledge-oriented.”
Aduro – Nigeria
“One vital thing that makes elengo online courses different is that you learn at your convenience.”
Kunate – Ghana