HORT 240 Nursery Management

Nursery Management is a study of cultural management practices in the nursery industry pertaining to production, maintenance, business and marketing of plant materials and products. From roses to Christmas trees, form wholesale to retail, form propagation to harvest, from larva to adult, from conception to reality, from Acer to Zelkova, this course will encompass all aspects of today’s most successful nurseries.

Credits

3 Credits

HORT 240Nursery Management

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Agriculture

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

Nursery Management is a study of cultural management practices in the nursery industry pertaining to production, maintenance, business and marketing of plant materials and products. From roses to Christmas trees, form wholesale to retail, form propagation to harvest, from larva to adult, from conception to reality, from Acer to Zelkova, this course will encompass all aspects of today’s most successful nurseries.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Explain purpose of nurseries in horticulture industry Prepare potting mixes and soils for plant production Maintain live nursery stock Recommend planting schedules to meet customer demand Identify pests and diseases and make recommendations for treatment Select proper techniques for reproduction of nursery stock Provide service to a customer looking for plant help Prepare a plant display for sales Prepare a business plan for a horticultural establishment Properly measure nursery stock for different types of plants

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Prepare a business plan Prepare a display Maintain nursery stock Measure nursery stock Visit different nurseries and horticulture businesses

VI. Delivery Methodologies