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Course Description

Explore the production techniques required to grow health nursery stock and the different types of equipment used for both container and field production.

Throughout the course, you will have multiple opportunities to participate in activities that apply the concepts of nursery production—including container and site selection, growing mediums, cultural practices, climate and wintering, plant species, and preparing your product for distribution and sale.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Assess the production techniques utilized for growing nursery stock
  • Identify the types of equipment used for various aspects of both container and field production of nursery stock
  • Select the most appropriate systems for reducing negative root growth patterns of nursery stock
  • Compare overwintering techniques that best enable nursery plants to thrive

Course Topics

  • Nursery Production, Layout, and Polyhouse Construction
  • Growing Medium and Potting
  • Cultural Practices for Container Production
  • Winter Protection
  • Shipping and Loading
  • Pot-In-Pot Production
  • Soil Preparation and Planting
  • Cultural Practices for Field Production
  • Grading and Harvesting
  • Cold Storage
  • Shipping, Equipment and Storage

Additional Requirements

  • This course is intended for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • You can expect to spend 8 to 12 hours per week to complete the course content, readings, activities, discussions and assignments.

Nursery Production and Plant Propagation complete an area of focus in Nursery Production.

Do not enrol in this course if you have successfully completed Nursery Production (310-0007).

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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*Course details are subject to change.


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