- To help students t get acquainted with horticulture based hitechnursery.
- To provide an opportunity to the students or practical learning learning in nursery based industries through work experience.
- To acquaint the students and rural youths ongoing thrust programmes and related new technology ( use of Agribots, AVG and Drones) in the relevantfield.
- To develop confidence and competence amongst the aspirants for solving problems in related nursery management based enterprises as theircarrier.
Nursery is a place where plants are cultivated and grown to usable size. The nursery management gained a status of commercial venture where retailer nurseries sell planting materials to the general public, wholesale nurseries which sell only to other nurseries and to commercial landscape gardeners and private nurseries which supply the needs of institutions or private estates. The course content includes, the digitalisation in all the related activities of nursery which includes proper care and management for raising healthy, vigorous and disease free seedlings for production of quality planting materials. Imparting the training the knowledge and skills in this area will help the stakeholders essentially providing direction to think and act eventually creating self confidence. In short the holistic development in the stakeholders can be achieved through creating competence, capability, capacity building, skills and expertise in the field.
Application of Agribots, AVG and Drones maintenance of mother orchards.Procurement of scion material of commercial importance. Selection and raising of rootstock. Commercial production of saplings (cuttings, budded, grafts, tissue cultured plantlets).
Aftercare of nursery plants, viz. watering, shade, nutrient management, use of plant growth regulators. Labelling and packaging of nursery plant.Use of sensors in identification and control of pests and diseases.Nutrient management using GPS technology.
Labour management in nursery. Estimation of cost of production of nursery plants. Supply chain management in nursery. Marketing of nursery plants.Entrepreneurship development in nursery.
At the end of the project following outcome is expected. It helps in creating competence, capability, capacity building, skills and expertise in the field of handling of Agribots, AVG and Drones in nursery management.