NURSERY MANAGEMENT

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INTRODUCTION TO NURSERY MANAGEMENT
a) Industry overview. b) Nursery established. c) Factors to consider during nursery establishment. • Factors that influence the location. • Factors that influence the size. • Facilities and resources. d) Nursery site preparation. • When to start raising seedlings. • Soil collection. e) Nursery operations. • sourcing seed and pre-treatments. • Sourcing tree seed. • Pre-treatment seed. • Seedbed preparation. • Potting method. • Sowing seed. • Pricking out. • Shading. • Watering. • Weeding. • Application of additional fertilizers(nutrition). • Root pruning. • Hardening off. • Seedling protection.

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PROPAGATION OF DIFFERENT FRUIT TREE SEEDLING
a) Propagation of different fruit tree seedlings. b) Banana propagation. • Tissue culture seedlings. • Sword suckers. c) Avocado propagation. • How to graft avocado. d) Mangoes propagation. • Materials. • Steps. • Grafting of mango seedlings. e) Citrus propagation. • T budding of citrus seedlings. f) Pawpaw propagation. • Seed sources. • Sowing seeds. • Transplanting seedlings. g) Tree tomatoes propagation. • variety selection. • Seed extraction. • Nursery preparation. • Sowing seed. • Transplanting tamarillo (tree tomato). h) passion fruits propagation. • Seed propagation. • Planting in main field. i)Vegetable nursery establishment. • Methods of vegetable nurseries. • Reasons for raising seeds in a nursery. • Where to site your nursery.

PEST AND DISEASES MANAGEMENT
a) Pest and Diseases Management. b) Pests. c) Disease management. d)Transplanting seedlings. • Transplanting procedure. e) Tree Nursery Establishment and Management practices. • Introduction to the tree nursery. • Types of Tree Nurseries include. • Factors that are to be considered when deciding on the type of nursery. • Basic considerations for a nursery site. • Materials. • Commonly mixtures for the nursery seedbeds and transplant beds. • Nursery layout. • Methods of sowing seed. f) Tree nursery management.

KEY SUCCESS FACTOR IN FRUIT TREE PRODUCTION
a) Key success factors in fruit tree production. • soil test. • Spacing. • Fruit trees type. • Maintenance. • Watering. • Pests and diseases. b) Risk mitigation in the nursery business. • Enterprise diversification. • Crop insurance. • Contact production. • Evaluating new technologies.

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