Floriculturist – Open Cultivation (QP: AGR/Q0601)
Name of Course:
Floriculturist (Open Cultivation)
The Government of India has identified floriculture as a sunrise industry and accorded it 100% export oriented status. Indian floriculture industry has been shifting from traditional flowers to cut flowers for export purposes. The country has exported 22,947.23 MT of floriculture products worth Rs. 460.75 crores in 2014-15.
The course shall equip successful trainees with the knowledge and skills required for undertaking preparatory cultivation, cultivation and post- harvest management for open cultivation of flowers. Successful trainees shall become conversant with preparation of land and other inputs, selectionof right crop, transplanting of seedlings, applying manures and fertilizers, undertaking pruning and irrigation, prevention and control plant pests and diseases, harvest the flowers and undertaking post-harvest procedures for open cultivation of high-quality flowers.
Desirable Personal Traits:
· Good stamina and physical fitness
· Ability to work independently
Job prospects: Floriculturist (Open Cultivation), Horticulturist, Nursery Maintenance and Management, Landscaper, etc.
150 hours of internship with farms and nurseries
Assessment and Certification:
Continuous assessment is carried out by the Training Service Provider and final assessment by an independent assessor, assigned by the Sector Skill Council. Certificate will be issued by Government of Kerala and the Sector Skill Council, to successful trainees.
· Students enrolled in Plus One in any stream;/Students enrolled in 1st year of Bachelor’s Degree course in any stream
· Students who have successfully completed ‘Aptitude Test’ and ‘Personal Interview’