DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
HORT 611 PROTECTED CULTIVATION OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS (3L+1P) II
To impart knowledge on agro-technique and management of different horticultural crops under protected environmental conditions.
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;
Vegetables like tomato, cucumber, capsicum, melons, summer squash.
Ornamental crops like rose, chrysanthemum, carnation, gerbera, lilium, orchids, anthuriums.
Fruit crops like strawberry and raspberry.
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.
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.