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.

 

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