A Floriculturist (Protected Cultivation) is a person who has under taken the various activities of flower cultivation involving preparatory cultivation, cultivation and post harvest management in green house. He also perform 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 efficient manner to allow the production of high quality of flowers, their harvesting and post harvest management towards getting higher return.

On completion of this course, a student can take up B. Voc. Degree programme in university or college for course in Horticulture such as floriculture and land scope gardening or green house technology.

This course is a planned sequence of instructions consisting of Units meant for developing employability and vocational competencies of students of Class XI opting for vocational subject along with general education subjects.

Part B: Vocational Skills (50 Marks)

  1. Importance of Horticultural crops & Principal of Horticultural crop production technology.

  2. Importance and scope of Floriculture and Landscaping: Present status and future prospects.

  3. History of gardening in India.

  4. Types and styles of gardens.

  5. Principle and elements of landscaping.

  6. Important annual and perennial flower crops.

  7. Principles and methods of propagation of ornamental crops.

  8. Commercial seed production in Flower Crops.

  9. Essential plant nutrients, their deficiency symptoms, toxicities, organic and inorganic manures and fertilizers for floricultural crops.

  10. Application of biotechnology in flower crops.

  11. Protected cultivation of commercial flower crops.

  12. Concept of xericscraping, water scraping, interior scraping, roof gardening, terrace gardening and vertical gardens.

  13. Pest and disease management in flower crops.

  14. Post Harvest management of Flower crops.

  15. Value addition in flowers crops.