Floriculturist (Open Cultivation) is a person who undertakes various activities of flower cultivation in open field condition, which involves preparation of the field, seed bed, planting, transplanting, selection of flower crops, and caring of flower crops. Floriculturist performs maintenance operations such as thinning, weeding, irrigation, fertigation, controlling pests and diseases, etc. The job is to be performed in an efficient manner to allow the production of high quality flowers, their harvesting and post–harvest management towards getting higher return.
A Floriculturist (Protected Cultivation) is a person who has undertaken various activities of flower cultivation involving preparatory cultivation, cultivation and post harvest management in a greenhouse. Their responsibility also involves maintenance and care of plant, design and maintenance of green house, preparing media and various other inputs essential for flower crop cultivation. The job is to be performed in an efficient manner to allow the production of high quality flowers, their harvesting and post harvest management towards getting higher returns.
Unit 1: Introduction to Floriculture
Unit 2: Nursery Management
Unit 3: Tools and Equipment
Unit 4: Field Preparation and Cultural Operations
Unit 5: Plant Nutrition and Irrigation
Unit 6: Insect Pests, Diseases and Weed Management
Unit 1: Introduction to Protected Cultivation
Unit 2: Types of Protected Structures and their Components
Unit 3: Preparation of Media and Container for Commercial Cultivation in Greenhouses
Unit 4: Irrigation and Fertigation in Greenhouses
Unit 5: Greenhouse Operations