2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 21, 2024  
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HORT 244 - Vegetable and Herb Production: Spring



3.0 Credits
Continuation of HORT 241, focusing on crop cultural requirements, polycultural intercropping, succession planting, crop rotation, and the management of biological competitors. Students practice techniques at the on-campus garden. Field trips are an integral part of this course. Be prepared to arrive and depart from sites on your own.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Select and manage bioregionally and seasonally appropriate summer and fall crops for a variety of soil preparation, plant growing, and cover cropping methods.
  2. Create and implement polycultural intercropping and succession planting plans and schedules within crop rotation and season extension systems for four season production.
  3. Discuss the limiting factors to crop growth, such as soil conditions, pollination, pestiferous organisms, and the management practices that integrate soil building, perennial crops, and small animals.
  4. Demonstrate vegetable and herb greenhouse propagation, transplanting and direct seeding, growing, and harvesting and storage techniques while managing limiting factors.
  5. Analyze and evaluate the crop production results and resource conservation values of diverse designs, plans, methods, techniques, and management.



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