Fruit Plant Nursery Management


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Fee : 5999/- INR

For International : $ 299

This course will educate you in the most important things you need to know, and show you how you can take the first step toward establishing your own Fruit nursery, while minimizing the risks involved in what for most people, would be a brave move to take.

Fruit crops are mainly propagated vegetative and need special techniques for propagations as well as maintenance. Mango, Guava, Pomegranate, Sapota, Oranges etc. are propagated with vegetative means. Fruit nurseries are essential for production of grafts as well as the mother plants of scions and rootstocks.

Course Content:

1. Introduction

  • Introduction to Fruit Nursery
  • Scope of Fruit Nursery
  • Importance of nursery and its role
  • Principles of Fruit Nursery

2. Greenhouse for Nursery Production

  • What is Greenhouse
  • Type of Greenhouse
  • Advantages of Greenhouse
  • Role of Greenhouse
  • Climate Control
  • Maintenance of Greenhouse

3. Methods of Propagation

  • Need and Potentialities
  • Sexual Methods
  • Asexual Methods
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages

4. Methods of Vegetative Propagation

  • Cutting
  • Budding
  • Layering
  • Grafting
  • Type of Grafting

5. Quality Seed Assurance

  • Introduction
  • Seed Quality attributes
  • Physical
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Seed Sampling
  • Seed Testing
  • Seed Certification
  • Seed Certification Bodies

6. Plant Growth Regulators

  • Type of PGR
  • Role of PGR
  • Advantages of PGR
  • Application of PGR
  • Methods of Application

7. Nursery management

  • Production Methods
  • Nursery Standards
  • Quality standards
  • Business Planning
  • Quantity
  • Case Study
  • Flow Chart for Growing a Nursery Crop
  • Cutting Production Efficiencies
  • Work Scheduling
  • Type and Number of Employees
  • Human Resource Management

7. Nursery pests and their management

  • Overview of Nursery Pests and Diseases
  • Identifying Problems
  • Nursery Hygiene
  • Controlling Problems through Cultural Practices
  • Physical Control
  • Biological Control
  • Chemical Control
  • Minimizing Chemical Use

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