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    May 28, 2024  
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HORT 253 - Fruit and Nut Production: Spring



3.0 Credits
This course focuses on nut, vine, and uncommon fruit production, with specific attention to environmental change, biological competitors, and pollination patterns. Students practice techniques at the campus garden. Be prepared to arrive and depart from field trip sites on your own.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and select bioregionally appropriate nut, vine, and uncommon 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. Discuss woody plant phenology and pollinator behavior and the significance of environmental change upon biological competitors, pollination patterns, and sustainable food systems.
  4. Demonstrate tree fruit top grafting propagation, diverse planting methods, and spring pruning, training, and thinning techniques while managing limiting factors.
  5. Apply Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and other pest control techniques to maintain cultivar health, vigor, and productivity.



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