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Tree Fruit and Vegetable Management
FRUIT/VEG PROD
CLASS CODE: AGRON 310 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Shows the importance of fruit and vegetable crops in U.S. agriculture, and their contribution to the national economy and the human diet.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The first half of this class will consist of vegetables and the second half tree fruits.

* Up to date introductory tree fruit and vegetable management.
* The importance of fruit and vegetable crops in U.S. agriculture, and their contribution to the national economy and the human diet.
* History, classification, culture, physiological principles, post-harvest handling and marketing for the various crops.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Appreciate the importance of vegetable crops in U.S. agriculture, and their contribution to the national economy and the human diet.
2. Improve knowledge of the history, classification, culture, physiological principles, post-harvest handling, and marketing of selected vegetables and tree fruits.
3. Use knowledge to think critically regarding the environmental and cultural requirements of a crop.
REQUIREMENTS: Because this course is approached from a management position, previous course work in botany, entomology, soils, irrigation, machinery, weeds and general business classes will all enhance the students ability to maximize this experience.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: July 2002