Course code LauZ6080

Credit points 5

Floriculture Science

Total Hours in Course200

Number of hours for lectures48

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes32

Date of course confirmation18.02.2016

Responsible UnitInstitute of Soil and Plant Science

Course developer

author Augsnes un augu zinātņu institūts

Antra Balode

Dr. agr.

Prior knowledge

LauZ4028, Floriculture

Course abstract

The aim of this course is to provide students with modern technologies of the flower production. Students acquire the latest assortment of cut flowers and pot plants, learn how to choose plants on different interior styles, as well adopt cultivation conditions and propagation. Students learn various cut flowers and interior plants growing conditions and to make understanding on production standards.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge: depth knowledge and critical understanding about cut flowers and interior plants cultivation, technologies applied, flower sales, marketing and production standards. .
• Skills: to discuss about principles of choise the growing technologies, justify the application on assortiment. To practice the knowledge in horticultural companies, to understand the forcing and growing conditions of flowers.
• Competence: to realize the growing technology schedule, to calculate cultivation costs, to interpret the results and draw conclusions..

Compulsory reading

1. Brickell Ch. Encyclopedia of plants & flowers. The Royal Horticultural society. London, 2010. 744 p.
2. Callaway D.J., Callaway M.B. Breeding Ornamental Plants. Timber Press, 2000. 324 p.
3. Hesejons D.G. Telpaugi. Rīga: Jumava, 2006. 253 lpp.I
4. Rihtere G., Prolls T. Rozes. Rīga: Jumava, 2007. 91 lpp.

Further reading

1. Brikels K. Dārzkopības enciklopēdija. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1993. 648 lpp.
2. Monsone L. Vasaras puķes. Dārzkopja enciklopēdija, Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2006. 173 lpp.
3. Nisena D. Mājas augi. Rokasgrāmata. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2008. 256 lpp.