Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able:
1). To plan, establish and manage modern forest nurseries.
2). Organize and produce high quality forest reproductive material, suitable for reforestation and urban uses.
3). To market and identify reproductive material of forest species.
4). To develop afforestation and reforestation studies and carry out reforestation projects.
5). To develop plans for plantations of forest species.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Purpose of reforestations. Basic principles followed during reforestations. Selection and control of seeding material. Methods of stand artificial establishment. Stand artificial establishment by seeding and planting. Site choice for forest nursery establishment. Forest nursery plan. Bareroot seedling production. Forest nursery irrigation. Seedling treatment and protection. Seedling extraction, packaging and transport. Seedling preservation. Seedling production with rootsoil. Vegetative production of plantlets and seedlings. Seedling fertilization. Reforestation plan.