Nursery Crop Production and Management
Advisory: HORT 300, 302, 303, 310, and 312
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course covers the principles and practices of producing, growing, and managing container plant crops for sale in wholesale and retail nurseries and garden centers. Topics include advanced propagation methods, best practices for container stock production, common problems encountered when growing in containers, container production systems, growing media and media blends, container plant nutrition and fertilizer management, the nursery crop production environment, nursery irrigation and water management, integrated pest management in nursery crop production, and marketing nursery crops. Field trips may be required.