HORT-232

Hort- 232 : PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY OF VEGETABLES AND FLOWERS

Credits: 2(1+1)

THEORY:
Importance and scope of olericulture, Vegetable garden and vegetable classification, Origin, area, production, varieties, package of practices for vegetables : Fruit vegetables : Tomato, Brinjal, Chillies, Okra, Cucurbitaceous vegetables – Cucumber, ridge gourd, bottle gourd, bitter gourd and melons, Cole crops – cabbage, cauliflower and Knolkhol, Bulb crops – onion and garlic. Beans and peas – French beans, cluster beans, dolichus beans, peas and cowpea. Tuber crops -potato, sweet potato, Root crops – carrot, radish. Leafy vegetables amaranthus, palak, methi. Importance of ornamental horticulture, Types and styles of ornamental gardens, Study of trees, shrubs, climbers, palms, indoor plants and seasonal flowers (Common name, botanical name, family, propagation method and uses), Package of practices for roses, jasmine, chrysanthemum gladiolus, marigold and tuberose.

PRACTICAL :
Identification of important vegetable seeds and plants, identification of important ornamental plants, Planning and layout of kitchen garden, Raising and transplanting of vegetable seedlings and seasonal flowers, Study of garden features, Planting of lawns and it’s maintenance, Seed extraction in tomato and brinjal, Potting, Depotting and Repotting and maintenance of indoor plants, Visit to commercial vegetable and ornamental garden, Training and pruning of roses and pinching and disbudding in chrysanthemum, Planning and layout of gardens and garden designs for public and private areas, Intercultural operations in vegetable crops, Harvesting indices of different vegetables, Grading and packaging of vegetables and flowers, Prolonging the vase life of cut-flowers, flower arrangement.

Practical (Experiments):
1) Identification of important vegetable seeds and plants.
2) Identification of important ornamental plants.
3) Planning and layout of kitchen garden.
4) Raising and transplanting of vegetable seedlings and seasonal flowers.
5) Study of garden features.
6) Planting of lawns and its maintenance.
7) Seed extraction in tomato and brinjal.
8) Potting, Depotting and Repotting and maintenance of indoor Plants.
9) Visit to commercial vegetable and ornamental garden.
10) Training and pruning of roses and pinching and disbudding in chrysanthemum.
11) Planning and layout of gardens and garden designs for public and private areas.
12) Intercultural operations in vegetable crops.
13) Harvesting indices of different vegetables.
14) Grading and packaging of vegetables and flowers.
15) Prolonging the vase life of cut-flowers.
16) Flower arrangements.