Ornamental Plant Nursery


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Fee : 5999/- INR

For International : $ 299

A nursery is a place where plants are propagated and grown to a desired age. They include retail nurseries which sell to the general public, wholesale nurseries which sell only to businesses such as other nurseries and to commercial gardeners, and private nurseries which supply the needs of institutions or private estates.

Nurseries may supply plants for gardens, agriculture, forestry and conservation biology.
Some of them specialize in one phase of the process: propagation, growing out, or retail sale; or in one type of plant: e.g., groundcovers, shade plants, or rock garden plants. Some produce bulk stock, whether seedlings or grafted, of particular varieties for purposes such as fruit trees for orchards, or timber trees for forestry. Some produce stock seasonally, ready in springtime for export to colder regions where propagation could not have been started so early, or to regions where seasonal pests prevent profitable growing early in the season.

Ornamental and floricultural crops are numerous and are propagated vegetative, like gladiolus, carnation, roses, lilies etc. There is a large group of ornamental plants, which is propagated by seeds and seedling; Asters, Marigolds, Salvias, etc. are some of them.

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 o Soil
  • Soil and Soil Less Media
  • Water Quality
  • EC
  • pH
  • Drainage
  • Labour
  • Transportation
  • Markets Needs

4. Soil Health Management

  • Introduction
  • Soil Classification and Type
  • Soil Composition
  • Texture
  • Organic Matter
  • Structure
  • Water Principles to improve Soil
  • Soil Properties
  • Physical
  • Chemical
  • Biological

5. Plant Propagation Techniques

  • Quality propagules production
  • Sexual plant propagation
  • Asexual plant propagation
  • Grafting
  • Budding
  • Air-layering
  • Cutting

6. Nursery Management

  • Controlling Quality
  • Cost Efficiency
  • Quality standards
  • Size
  • Business Planning
  • Quantity
  • Case Study
  • Production Methods
  • Flow Chart for Growing a Nursery Crop
  • Work Scheduling
  • Human Resource Management

7. Nursery pests and their management

  • Overview of Nursery Pests and Diseases
  • Identifying Problems
  • Nursery Hygiene
  • Principles of Pest Control
  • Physical Control
  • Biological Control
  • Chemical Control
  • Minimizing Chemical Use

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