AHORT 5111 – Fundamentals of Horticulture
1 Horticulture Its definition and branches, importance and scope; horticultural and botanical classification; climate and soil for horticultural crops
2 Plant propagation – methods and propagating structures;
3 Seed dormancy, Seed germination, principles of orchard establishment
4 Principles and methods of training and pruning, juvenility, and flower bud differentiation;
5 Pollination, pollinizers, and pollinators;
6 Fertilization and parthenocarpy;
7 Medicinal and aromatic plants;
8 Importance of plant bio-regulators in horticulture.
9 Irrigation – methods, Fertilizer application in horticultural crops.
1 Identification of garden tools.
2 identification of horticultural crops.
3 Preparation of seedbed/nursery bed
4 The practice of sexual and asexual methods of propagation including micro-propagation
5 Layout and planting of the orchard.
6 Training and pruning of fruit trees.
7 Preparation of potting mixture.
8 Fertilizer application in different crops.
9 Visits to commercial nurseries/orchard