2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Aug 06, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AGS 252 - Horticulture Spring Production


Description: Horticulture production principles and activities involved in the growing of market crops in an extensive greenhouse and outdoor production areas. Special emphasis on final stage of production and care of production producing plants, and maintaining inventory for YC Agritopia Plant Sale. Includes management of the facility through hands on learning. Requires additional flexible lab hours.

Credits: 4
Lecture: 2
Lab: 6

Course Content:
  1. Nutrients
  2. Container grown crops
  3. Inventories
  4. Computerized control
  5. Scheduling
  6. Transplanting and potting
  7. Pests
  8. Asexual propagation
  9. Growth control
  10. Facility management

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Utilize computer software for formulating nutrients and tracking plant growth. (1, 4, 5 ,9 ,10)
  2. Mix and apply fertilizers based on need, growth stage and growing system. (1-5, 9)
  3. Identify crops by common and scientific name. (2, 3)
  4. Select appropriate crops. (2, 5, 8)
  5. Produce desirable plants for sale. (2-6, 8, 9)
  6. Customize growing methods for high quality crops. (2-6, 8, 9)
  7. Implement environmental controls. (4)
  8. Experiment and evaluate crop scheduling. (3-5)
  9. Incorporate customer feedback to alter plant grow schedules. (5, 9)
  10. Calculate transplanting times and apply sound methods. (5, 6)
  11. Select desirable and appropriate sized containers for potting. (6)
  12. Scout and apply appropriate control measures for pest and disease. (7)
  13. Propagate plants utilizing cuttings, divisions, layering. (8)
  14. Graft and bud plants using T-bud, cleft, whip and tongue, and bark grafts. (8)
  15. Manipulate plant heights through DIF, brushing and plant growth regulators. (9)
  16. Manage a horticultural facility. (10)