Floriculture and Nursery Production Management


Winter break is December 24 through January 4

University offices will be closed but our Application for Graduate Admission will still be open.

If you apply during the break we'll contact you with additional details in early January. You may receive automated app-related messages before then. You'll gain access to GAMES, if applicable, after your application has been processed.

Graduate Certificate Program Summary

Description

The Florticulture and Nursery Production Management graduate certificate is a 12 credit hour program designed for nursery, greenhouse and garden center professionals; extension agents involved in horticulture-related programs; and K-12 science teachers. The program offers a selection of courses focusing on floral and nursery crop production, including business management. Core courses provide a solid science background, enabling the student to gain a greater understanding of how ornamental and floral plants grow. This basic knowledge is then interwoven with practical cultural and production methods.

Distance education opportunities

This certificate is completed online.
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Contacts

This graduate certificate is offered by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

Department Graduate Chair

Dr. Mark Lagrimini

Certificate Advisor

Dr. Ellen Paparozzi

etp1@unl.edu

Graduate Secretary

Marlene Busse

mbusse1@unl.edu

Application checklist and deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies


See also: steps to admission.

Required by the department for this certificate

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:


Application deadline
Rolling admission, contact department for more information

Courses

The Floriculture and Nursery Production Management graduate certificate is a 12 credit hour program. To earn the Certificate, students must complete the requisite coursework with grades of B or higher in all classes.

Core Courses: Minimum of 5 credit hours required.

Select 1 course from each of the 2 groups below.

  • Core Group 1
  • Core Group 2
    • HORT 842E: Floral Crops Production
    • HORT 843A: Greenhouse Crop Production
    • HORT 844A: Environmental Nursery Production Practices

Elective Courses: Minimum of 7 credit hours required.

  • HORT 843B: Seed Science
  • HORT 843E: Advanced Interiorscaping
  • HORT 844B: Environmental Stress Physiology
  • HORT 888: Business Management of Agricultural Enterprises
  • Select only 1 course from the following:
  • Select only 1 course from the following:
    • AGRO 896: Pesticide Resistance Management
    • ENTO 896: Plant Resistance to Abiotic and Biotic Stressors
    • HORT 842A: Plant Pathology

More course information

The Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions and prerequisites, grouped by subject area.

The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors for courses being offered in current and near-future terms.

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