A nursery has been developed in the campus of College of Agriculture, Bhawanipatna to provide practical exposure to the students about different nursery management practices in horticultural plants. The nursery area is well protected, with having arrangement to control light and rainfall. Various types of horticultural plants such as medicinal plants, ornamental plants like shrubs, trees, climbers, palms, annuals, shade loving foliage plants etc. and seedlings of HYV/Hybrid vegetables are being raised in the nursery. The students are able to learn various nursery techniques such as seedbed preparation, soil treatment, seed treatment, care and management of seedlings, hardening, potting and re-potting, preparation of soil mixture and propagation techniques of different horticultural plants. About 300 ornamental and flowering plants and 50 medicinal plants are maintained in the nursery. The students are raising quality seedlings of different commercial vegetables in the nursery under Experiential Learning Programme.
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