EVL264 - Greenhouse Operations

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Subject Title
Greenhouse Operations

Subject Description
In our landscape today there is an ever increasing awareness of the need for our natural surroundings to be even more landscaped than in the past. Most of the plant materials that are used in our parks and gardens have been grown in greenhouses or have spent some part of their development in the greenhouse before they are planted in the landscape. In this subject we will grow and propagate annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees, as well as studying the propagation and use of tropical and ornamental greenhouse plants.   In this subject, the objectives are to give students practice in the propagation of plant materials, a fundamental knowledge of plant growth and a good understanding of greenhouse operations as they relate to nursery production and parks horticulture.

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Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand propagation methods.

2. Recognize and understand the various greenhouse types and their covering materials.

3. Identify botanical and common names of plant materials in the greenhouse tropical collection.

4. Assess the growth environment and environmental controls in the artificial environment of the greenhouse.

5. Understand production operations and growing schedules.

6. Assess soil mixtures, soil amendments and growing media.

7. Describe propagation of nursery stock from cuttings and seed.

8. Understand Chemical growth regulants and fertilizers.

9. Explain Pest Management techniques.

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