Course: Floriculture (Principles and basic cultures)

Maria Papafotiou
Anastasia Akoumianaki-Ioannidou
Konstantinos Bertsouklis
Nikolaos Ntoulas

Course description:

1.   Effect of environmental conditions (light intensity, quality and photoperiod, temperature, moisture, carbon dioxide) and plant growth regulators on floriculture.

2.   Field and greenhouse commercial culture of roses, carnations, gladiolus, chrysanthemums, gerberas, gardenias, azaleas, cyclamens and other bulbous, tuberous and annual plants for production of propagation material, cut flowers and pot plants. Environmental conditions, propagation, culture techniques, plant growth regulators, harvesting, grading, storage, packing, shipping.

3.   Postharvest handling and storage of cut flowers and ornamental plants.

4.   Fixation of cut flowers and foliage (drying, fixing).


Teaching aids:  Notes

Examination:  Written