Floriculture and Nursery Production Management

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The Floriculture 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

All courses are completed online through Great Plains IDEA, a consortium of 20 universities offering courses and programs in the Human Sciences and Agricultural disciplines.
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This graduate certificate is offered by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

Department Graduate Chair

Dr. Mark Lagrimini

Certificate Advisor

Dr. Ellen Paparozzi


Graduate Secretary

Kathy Schindler


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


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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