Horticultural nursery

Academic Year 2018/2019 - 3° Year - Curriculum PRODUZIONI VEGETALI SOSTENIBILI
Teaching Staff: Francesco Giuffrida
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: AGR/04 - Vegetable and ornamental crops
Taught classes: 49 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The acquisition of the knowledge to manage the nursery cultivation of the main vegetable and ornamental crops. The aim will be reached by studying the main factors and agronomic aspects involved in production scheduling of nursery plants.

Course Structure

Lessons (49 hours) and laboratory activity (28 hours).

Detailed Course Content

Characteristics of vegetable and flower nursery. Structures and tools for nursery production. Gamic and agamic propagation, the choice of material for propagation. Pot cultivation, substrates. Irrigation and nutrition of nursery plants. The main agronomic techniques for nursery plants. Plant quality.

Textbook Information

1) Tesi R., Colture Protette – Ortoflorovivaismo in ambiente mediterraneo, Edagricole, Bologna

2) Pardossi G., Prosdocimi Gianquinto G., Santamaria P., Incrocci L., Orticoltura - Principi e pratica, Edagricole Bologna

3) Zaccheo P., Cattivello C., I substrati di coltivazione, Edagricole, Bologna

4) Slides provided by the professor