What Are Some Different Nursery Courses?


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As of 2015, Floriculture and Greenhouse Systems, Introduction to Horticultural Systems, Practices and Careers, and The Biology of Horticulture and Plant Propagation are four nursery/horticulture courses from Oregon State University. The University of Florida Extension also offers nursery courses as part of degrees in nursery and horticultural sciences.

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What Are Some Different Nursery Courses?
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Floriculture and Greenhouse Systems considers the operation of greenhouses and methods of growing plants in a greenhouse environment. The course covers both traditional and modern greenhouses and different greenhouse structures, and students engage in practical greenhouse plant care.

The Biology of Horticulture is a scientific take on plant care applicable to nurseries and other growing facilities. Students study the phases of plant growth and how different plant facility structures govern plant development.

Introduction to Horticultural Systems, Practices and Careers is a survey course of different branches of the horticulture field and gives students a taste of horticultural career options. The course focuses especially on the Pacific Northwest, where Oregon State is located, and it includes field trips. Topics include greenhouse and nursery production, farming and viticulture.

Plant Propagation teaches laboratory, greenhouse nursery, field and orchard students the details of plant reproduction and vegetative regeneration, as well as techniques and methods for plant growers to effectively facilitate plant propagation.

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