NURSERY PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
Horticulture 321 - Spring 2008
Tentative Class Schedule - Lectures
Jan. 23 Rules - Regulations (Pass out handouts - pre-course information) - Nursery Industry
Jan. 25 No Class – Try to attend ProGreen Conference at Colorado Convention Center
Jan. 28 Nursery Industry; History, Size; Distribution and Organizations of Nursery Persons and Allied Areas
Jan. 30 Sexual Propagation in the Nursery
Feb 1 Asexual Propagation in the Nursery
Feb 4 Asexual Propagation in the Nursery - Grafting and Budding
Feb 6 Nursery Site Development
Feb. 8 Nursery Site Development and Organization and Development of the Nursery
Feb. 11 Plant Design in a Nursery Setting – QUIZ #1
Feb.13 Media for Nursery Mixes – Leaf Analysis – Soil Test
Feb. 15 Current Research on Media for Containers – Soil Conservation, etc. - Use of Compost
Feb. 18 Nursery Containers and Container Influence on Rood Growth – Poly Bags – Pot in Pot System, etc.
Feb. 20 Nutrition for Container Plants and Field Fertilization Procedures. - Attend CSU Dept. of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture Career Day – Lory Student Center 9:30- 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 22 Rate and Timing of Fertilization – Testing and Modifying for Nutritional Requirements.
Feb. 25 Hour Exam #1
Feb. 27 Nursery Crop Production – Planting and Planning – Cycle of Production
Feb. 29 Size and Spacing of Containers - Mechanical versus Hand Planting - Harvesting Methods
Mar 3 Pruning - Staking in the Nursery
Mar 5 Chemical Modification of Growth in Nursery Crops and Water Quality in Nursery
Mar 7 Water Application Techniques and Sprinkler Design for Nurseries
Mar 10 Soil Moisture Determination in Nurseries and Water Conservation Policies Including Water Absorbing Hydrogels – QUIZ #2
Mar 12 Recycling Water in Nurseries and Overwintering Techniques of Nursery Stock
Mar 14 Overwintering Techniques of Nursery Stock
Mar 17 - Mar 21 Spring Break
Mar 24 Overwintering Techniques of Nursery Stock
Mar 26 Shelterbelts, Windbreaks, Deer Control and Control of Other Rodents
Mar 28 Digging of Nursery Stock, Grading, etc.
Apr 2 Grading and Labeling of Nursery Stock
Apr 4 Grading and Labeling of Nursery Stock
Apr 7 Packaging and Handling Nursery Stock
Apr 9 Warranty and Shipping Procedures – Storage of Nursery Stock
Apr 11 Procedures to Follow When Receiving Nursery Stock
Apr 14 Storage of Nursery Stock
Apr 16 Hour Exam #2
Apr 18 All Day Field Trip
Apr 21 Insects – Diseases – Weed Control in Nurseries
Apr 23 Colorado Nursery Act – State inspections
Apr 25 Management Applied to Nurseries
Apr 28 Employee Motivation, Evaluation and Rewards
Apr 30 Newsletters and Job Descriptions
May 2 Wholesale Nursery Industry - Salesperson Responsibilities
May 5 Public Relations - Ethics in the Nursery and Financing a Nursery - QUIZ #3 – FFA Contest
May 7 Final project presentations in lecture on this day.
May 9 Final project presentations in lecture and lab on this day.
May 12-16 Final Exams
On several days throughout the semester, guest lecturers will come and talk concerning specialty areas.