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Greenhouse Operations
GREENHOUSE OPT
CLASS CODE: HORT 334 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: HORTICULTURE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Greenhouse construction, environmental control, pest control and plant culture including production of greenhouse floral crops.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: -Greenhouse design and construction.
-Cooling and heating.
-Irrigation, media preparation.
-Plant nutrient needs.
-CO-2 Enrichment, light management, DIF, insect and disease control, management.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Identify different types of greenhouse construction, equipment and supples.
2. Be able to manipulate the greenhouse environment to provide favorable conditions for plant growth and development.
3. Practice good cultural practices, e.g. media selection, watering, fertilizing, lighting, growth regulators, pest control.
4. Be able to make management decisions about climate control systems, crop selection and rotation, site-selection, marketing.
5. Be able to grow common greenhouse crops including cultural practices, rotation, site selection, marketing.
6. Become aware of the rapid evolution of production and marketing technology in the greenhouse industry, the global shifts occurring in production and marketing, the constant need for new knowledge to prosper within these changes, and trian the student in the techniques of accessing the required information over time.





REQUIREMENTS: Text: Greenhouse Operation and Management, Nelson. Student is expected to read and report on 15 journal articles during the semester.
PREREQUISITES: Hort 320 or consent of instructor
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001