2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 14, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AGS 202 - Summer Horticulture


Description: Implementation and maintenance of environmentally responsible crops in the food producing industry. Emphasis on market scheduling, soil preparation, hydroponics, sowing and irrigation techniques. Students develop and implement the crop production schedule.

Credits: 2
Lecture: 1
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. Crop selection
  2. Composting and mulching
  3. Cropping Systems
  4. Soils
  5. Propagation
  6. Fertility
  7. Cultivation
  8. Irrigation
  9. Pests-Insects, weeds and disease

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Select the most appropriate seasonal crops and define common varieties by season and location. (1)
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of composting and mulching techniques used in the garden. (2)
  3. Make recommendations on system improvements. (3, 8)
  4. Determine soil needs by analysis. (4)
  5. Amend soils to improve fertility and waterholding capacity. (2-4,6-8)
  6. Propagate plants successfully to meet a production schedule. (1,2,5)
  7. Document results of different production methods. (1-9)
  8. Safely operate a tractor, tiller, and backpack sprayer. (7,9)
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of sustainable organic & conventional growing. (1-9)
  10. Evaluate irrigation systems efficiency. (8)
  11. Recommend an irrigation schedule. (8)
  12. Utilize Integrated Pest Management to manage pest populations. (9)