Gerbera Cultivation

A profitable Enterprise
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370 students
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The students will learn successful cultivation of Gerbera
Students will learn to adopt business model for Gerbera cultivation as an option for entrepreneurship

Requirements

  • There is no prerequisite for learning this course

Description

This course enables the students to understand the various recommended cultivated techniques aiming to build up their skill in raising a profitable Gerbera crop under controlled conditions.The colour variation, their meaning, size of flowers, long lasting behaviour and wide adoptability for culture made gerbera a flower of choice for cultivation in India  There is a great demand for gerbera particularly in domestic and export markets almost throughout the year. It is one among the top ten cut flowers of the world flower trade, which rank fifth in the International flower trade. Since India is situated comparatively closer to major flower consuming countries than its Asian counter parts, it has very good scope and potential in the flower trade, severe winter in major flower producing country. However, to meet out the international quality standards, high yielding and long lasting hybrid cultivars have to be grown in polyhouses. The main advantages of growing the crop under cover or greenhouse are exploitation of genetic potential of the exotic hybrid or varieties and crops cultivated successfully throughout the year, more over being able to protect the crop against the adverse climatic condition and incidence of pest and diseases thus, enabling to fetch higher returns. Further, this course will necessarily help them to boost their confidence and adopt this practice as a business model through indirect analysis of both opportunities and threats involved in this practice and thereby recommended strategies to overcome them

Who this course is for:

  • Agriculture Graduates and Post- Graduates with or without specialization on floriculture or Hi-tech horticulture
  • Extension functionaries engaged in Agriculture
  • Hobbists

Course content

3 sections13 lectures34m total length
  • Introduction to Gerbera
    05:25
  • Multiple choice questions
    10 questions
  • Choice of Varieties
    01:59
  • Choice of Varieties (MCQ)
    10 questions
  • Pre-Requisites of Gerbera Cultivation
    01:34
  • Pre-Requisites of Gerbera Cultivation (Assignment)
    2 questions
  • Soil Preparation
    01:38
  • Soil Preparation MCQ
    5 questions
  • Bed Preparation
    1 question
  • Bed Preparation
    03:10
  • Bed Preparation
    5 questions
  • Planting and Establishment
    03:09
  • Planting and Establishment
    5 questions

Instructors

Professor and Head, Department of Agronomy, MSSSoA, CUTM
Sagar Maitra
  • 5.0 Instructor Rating
  • 7 Reviews
  • 370 Students
  • 1 Course

Dr. Sagar Maitra (b 1969), a Doctorate in Agronomy, specialization in crop husbandry engaged in research activities on cropping system, nutrient management of field crops, crop physiology, precision agriculture (IoT based crop monitoring and management in forced ventilated polyhouse) and sustainable agriculture. Dr. Maitra is presently working as Associate Professor and Head, Department of Agronomy and Agroforestry at M.S. Swaminathan School of Agriculture, Centurion University of Technology and Management. Besides, he has exposure to print and electronic media. He is a dynamic professional with 23 years versatile experience in academics and developmental activities including field exposure, project support and monitoring and transfer of technologies to the farming community

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agronomy,MSSSoA ,CUTM
Lalichetti Sagar
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  • 370 Students
  • 1 Course

Mr. Sagar is presently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Agronomy and Agroforestry at M.S. Swaminathan School of Agriculture, Centurion University of Technology and Management. He is specialized in crop husbandry and had research experience in nutrient management of legumes under rainfed ecology. Besides, he even published research and review articles in both national and international journals. He also has two books from reputed publishers and  several book chapters added to his credit