Horticultural nursery

Academic Year 2015/2016 - 3° Year - Curriculum PRODUZIONI VEGETALI SOSTENIBILI
Teaching Staff: Francesco Giuffrida
Credit Value: 9
Taught classes: 56 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

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. Soil and pot cultivation, substrates. Irrigation and nutrition of nursery plants. The main agronomic techniques for nursery plants. Production scheduling of plants. Plant quality.

Textbook Information

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

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

3) Slides provided by the professor