Organic Seeds and Seedlings production

Curriculum

01

Definition of key terms like seeds, seedlings, suckers, nursery, seedbed, seed trays, seedboxes, viability, etc.

02

Why produce organic seeds? What are organic seeds and seedlings and their benefits as against inorganic ones.

03

How to produce organic seeds from chemically protected hybrid seeds. Mastering the seeds saving culture.

04

Name of different hybrid and heirloom seeds' companies you can use with appreciable yield in Nigeria.

05

How to protect your seeds from easily losing their viability.

06

Testing local seeds or saved seeds for viability.

07

Comparing GMOs, hybrid, heirloom/ open-pollinated, local and exotic seeds

08

How to grow seedlings. Use of seedlings trays, seed beds, seedboxes, seed baskets, seed bags/ nursery bags and other available containers. Pros and cons compared.

09

Seed starting mix preparation, using soil or soiless mix or compost for starting your seeds. Different recipes/formulation were discussed.

10

How to prepare soil mix if using soil- different soil sterilizations options and procedures. Seedbeds preparation, Seeds treatment for local seeds. Seed treatment or protection if sowing on seed beds on the ground. A case study of local farmers

11

Making a seed net /netting your nursery. 

12

Irrigating your nursery. Self watering design options for your nursery discussed.

13

Choosing vigorous seedlings. Healthy plants mean healthy seedlings

14

Seeds that are not recommended to grow in the nursery that prefers direct seeding. 

15

Seeds multiplication- a case study for fluted pumpkin, "Ugu" (Telfairia occidentalis) seeds

16

Seedlings multiplication - case studies of oregano, Italian basil, tomatoes and plantain and banana. How to grow new plants from suckers without having to start from seeds all the time.

17

Rapid multiplication of plantain and banana suckers

18

Rooting techniques for your plant cuttings- an organic approach. 

19

The business of organic seeds and seedlings production and multiplication on an intensive scale, Basic requirements to start up, how to target your customers, and basic marketing strategies

20

Packaging and delivering your seeds and seedlings to customers

21

How to grow seedlings. Use of seedlings trays, seed beds, seedboxes, seed baskets, seed bags/ nursery bags and other available containers. Pros and cons compared.

Course Extra Information

Number of Students:

15

1 week

20 lessons

4 quizes

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