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Greenhouse                                                    Class meets Mondays 6:20-8:10             Management       ...
Definition of                   Floriculture                                                   FLORICULTURE:             ...
   Today most of the cut flowers          Top 15 states    consumed in the US come from                                  ...
• Designer                     Factors contributing to where•   Grower•   Production Foreman                            •P...
Large Growers    Larger growers can use more     automation which allows them to     charge lower costs.    They do not ...
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Class 1

  1. 1. Greenhouse  Class meets Mondays 6:20-8:10 Management  Lab meets Mondays 8:20-10:10 Hort 2323 2012 Samara GrayGrading Lab project Exams= 30% each total 60%  Students will grow poinsettias from Lab Assignments/Quizzes = 25% cuttings. Class presentation= 5% Lab project = 10 %  Create a log of all treatments and 2 exams, midterm covers everything inputs from start of semester to midterm, final  Ask greenhouse staff for information on covers everything from the midterm until pesticide treatments the end of the semester.  Use on target as an example 3 quizzes during class, 3 during lab Lab assignments will be due the following class.Class Presentation Field trip Each student will make a 5-10 minute presentation on any topic that interests  We will be going on a field trip to a them related to greenhouse production greenhouse management  What is the best day for the class? Presentations can be in any form:  Power point  Poster board  Game show  Lecture  Anything that gets your point across  Be creative and have fun! 1
  2. 2. Definition of Floriculture FLORICULTURE:   the cultivation and management of ornamental and especially flowering plants  flo•ri•cul•tur•al adjective  flori•cul•tur•ist noun Categories of floriculture History  Greenhouse industry origionated in Holland  Bedding/garden plants during the 1600s.  Potted flowering plants  During the 17th century The Netherands  Herbaceous perennials became a sea power and provided alf the  Foliage plants worlds shipping which enabeled Amsterdam to become the worlds leading  Propagative material commercial city.  Cut flowers  In the US floriculture started around  Cut cultivated greens population centers like New York,  Propagative floriculture material Philladelphia and Boston. As population spread, so did floriculture. After WWII floriculture dispersed from  The Netherlands is the largest floral population centers to further warm producer at $5.9 billion, it is closely regions. This allowed plants to be followed by the United States with grown outdoors with less inputs with $4.10 billion then China with $3.99 cheaper labor. Billion and Japan with $3.24 Billion. In the 1970s intercontinental floral trade developed 2
  3. 3.  Today most of the cut flowers Top 15 states consumed in the US come from  California 25% Washington 3.6% Columbia.  Florida 18.3% Because of it’s proximity to the Illinois 3.4%  Michigan 10.4% equator Columbia has close to 12  North Carolina 6.6% Oregon 3.3% hour days year round.  Texas 6.4% Maryland 2.4% More recently the US has been  Ohio 5.4% South Carolina 1.8% getting roses from Guatemala,  New York 4.5% Ecuador and Mexico. Roses from  New Jersey 4.3% Hawaii 1.2% Ecuador has become the standard.  Pennsylvania 4.1% US Production Top Annuals 49% Bedding plants  Petunias $136,336 17% Flowering potted plants  Impatiens $110,445 10% Cut flowers  Pansies/ Violas $103,239 12% Foliage Plants  Vegetables $132,186 2% Cut cultivated greens  Marigolds $46,899 10% propagative material  Geraniums $147,878  New Guinea Impatiens $50,686  Begonias $65,660 Potted Flowering Plants Employment Opportunities Orchids $170,774  Garden centers Poinsettias $146,069  Extension •Botanical gardens service Spring Flowering Bulbs $59,773 •Publications  Other retail Florist Roses $26,926 •Chemical company outlets •Plant prop lab Easter Lilies $26,831  National •Interiorscaping Florist Azaleas $26,197 organizations •Educational institution African Violets $3,634  Hort. supply co •Research labs Other $184,294  Arboretum 3
  4. 4. • Designer Factors contributing to where• Grower• Production Foreman •Propagator • Researcher plants are grown.• Marketing Manager • Garden Writer• Manager • Information Specialist  Infrastructure • Consultant• Inventory Controller • Extension Agent  Climate• Buyer • Association Executive  Social stability • Teacher• Salesperson • Gardener  Credit availability• Sales Manager • Plant inspector  Airport• Store Manager  Labor• Commentator• Curator  Technical support  International policies  Weather affects floriculture more than any other factor Medsize Growers Small growers  Can offer traditional services like  Small growers are known for small growers with some of the superior quality, introducing new automation of large growers. crops to the market, education,  Some form cooperative  Small growers can offer specialty crops for which there is not a high arrangements among other mid demand. size growers to each focus on a  Sell to upscale locations specific crop or group of crops.  Service florists. 4
  5. 5. Large Growers  Larger growers can use more automation which allows them to charge lower costs.  They do not have the best quality but offer many flowering potted plants that do not need to be the highest quality.  Sell to box stores and super markets 5