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    May 18, 2024  
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HORT 254 - Fruit and Nut Production: Summer



2.0 Credits
This course focuses on soft fruit production and harvest and storage practices, with specific attention to designing polycultural cropping plans and food forests. Students practice techniques at the campus garden. Be prepared to arrive and depart from field trip sites on your own.
Prerequisite HORT 102 or instructor permission.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and select bioregionally appropriate soft fruit cultivars and rootstock, and manage their site specific growth and cultural requirements.
  2. Discuss cultivar physiology and the limiting factors to growth, such as soil conditions, pollination, and pestiferous organisms.
  3. Demonstrate tree fruit bud grafting propagation, summer pruning and training techniques, and harvest and storage practices while managing limiting factors.
  4. Apply Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and other pest control techniques to maintain cultivar health, vigor, and productivity.
  5. Design polycultural cropping plans and food forest systems and discuss management practices that integrate soil building, annual crops, and small animals.



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