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SST 521 / FLA 521 PLANTING MATERIAL AND SEED PRODUCTION IN FLOWER CROPS                                                                               (2L+1P) III

Objective
To impart basic knowledge about the importance of planting material and production of seed in important flower crops grown in India.

Theory

UNIT I
Scope and importance of planting material in flower crops;

UNIT II
Global and Indian scenario in planting material and flower seed production, propagation techniques, nursery management,

UNIT III
Propagation structures, sanitary and phyto-sanitary issues, plug plant production, nursery standards, Hi-tech nurseries micropropagation of ornamental plants,

UNIT IV
F1 hybrid seed production advantages, steps involved in hybrid seed production, methods in production of F1 hybrids in different flowers like marigold, petunia, antirrhinum, zinnia, pansy, lupin, calendula, phlox, vinca, dianthus, sunflower, annual chrysanthemum etc., pollination behavior and isolation, pollination management,

UNIT V
Use of incompatibility, use of male sterility, maintenance of variety, seed production in open pollinated crops.

Practicals
Demonstration of propagation techniques; Nursery management techniques; Plug plant production; Steps involved in hybrid seed production; Hybrid seed production in different flower crops like marigold, petunia, antirrhinum, zinnia, pansy, lupin, calendula, phlox, vinca, dianthus, sunflower, annual chrysanthemum etc

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