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HORT 611 PROTECTED CULTIVATION OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS                                                                            (3L+1P) II

Objective
To impart knowledge on agro-technique and management of different horticultural crops under protected environmental conditions.

Theory
Objectives, importance and scope of protected cultivation of vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants; principles and structures used in protected cultivation including hotbed, cold frame, polyhouse, low tunnel etc.; effect of temperature, light, humidity and CO2  on growth, flowering and production; hi-tech nursery raising technology of vegetables and flowers and propagation of fruit crops; selection of crops and varieties, production technology and economics of production of high value crops;

UNIT I
Vegetables like tomato, cucumber, capsicum, melons, summer squash.

UNIT II
Ornamental crops like rose, chrysanthemum, carnation, gerbera, lilium, orchids, anthuriums.

UNIT III
Fruit crops like strawberry and raspberry.

UNIT IV
Micro-irrigation, fertigation and soil-less culture; manipulation of  conditions for staggering production; problems associated with growing of horticultural crops in greenhouse and their remedies; use of greenhouse for seed production; growth regulators for manipulation of growth and flowering in ornamentals; post-harvest management of greenhouse grown commodities.

Practicals
Layout and installation of different protected structures; Climatic requirements maintenance for protected cultivation of horticultural crops; Hi-tech nursery raising technology for vegetables; Hi- tech nursery raising technology for ornamental crops; Laying of plastic low tunnels for off-season vegetable cultivation; Tissue culture and hi-tech nursery management for fruit crops; Production and management of greenhouse flower crops; Fertigation technology for horticultural crops; Soilless cultivation of horticultural crops; Training, pruning and trellising in greenhouse vegetables; Commercial propagation of orchids and anthurium; Post-harvest management of horticultural produce and on farm value addition.

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