Horticultural Plant Nursery

HORTICULTURAL PLANT NURSERY

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: 10th Pass

COURSE DURATION :One Week

Fee : 8999/- INR

For International : $ 399

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 Horticultural Plant nursery, while minimizing the risks involved in what for most people, would be a brave move to take.

Course Content:

1. Introduction

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

2. Components of Plant nursery

  • Layout
  • Seed Bed/Nursery Bed
  • Tools
  • Mother Plant
  • Inputs management

3. Preparation of Plant Nursery

  • Selection of Site
  • Topography of Soil
  • Soil and Soil Less Media
  • Water Quality
  • EC
  • pH
  • Drainage
  • Labour
  • Transportation
  • Markets Needs

4. Classification of Nursery

  • Temporary
  • Permanent
  • Vegetable Nursery
  • Flower Nursery
  • Fruit Nursery
  • Forest Nursery

5. Quality Seed Assurance

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

6. Plant Identification and Culture

  • How plants are named.
  • Scientific and common names.
  • Watering, weed control.
  • When and how to use a glasshouse/shade house.

7. Plant Propagation

  • Overview of Propagation Techniques
  • Cutting
  • Budding
  • Layering
  • Grafting
  • Propagating mixes
  • Propagating structures

8. Soils and Nutrition

  • Type of Soil
  • Soil Structure
  • Soil Composition
  • Macro Nutrients
  • Micro Nutrients
  • Symptoms of deficiencies
  • Salt toxicity
  • Type of Fertilizers
  • Organic

9. Micro Propagation

  • Procedure of Micro Propagation
  • Runners
  • Suckers
  • Layering
  • Separation
  • Division
  • Absence of Rooting

10. Plant Growth Regulators

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

11. Nursery pests and Disease management

  • Overview of Nursery Pests and Diseases
  • Identifying Problems
  • Common Nursery Pest
  • Nursery Hygiene
  • Type of Pathogen
  • Methods of Pest Control
  • Physical Control
  • Biological Control
  • Chemical Control
  • Methods of Spraying
  • Minimizing Chemical Use

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