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Introduction to greenhouse management and production. Hands-on approach to exploring greenhouse/nursery operations and basic plant production requirements. Includes a study of greenhouse structures and the management of the greenhouse environment including greenhouse light and lighting, air movement/ventilation and temperature control along with irrigation, fertilizers, pest and disease management and other production issues to create an optimum growing environment for the production of ornamental and vegetable plants. Environmental factors affecting plant growth, manipulating the greenhouse environment, soil and water testing, and nursery operations including production planning and determining cost and profit are emphasized. Laboratory and field trips to commercial operations will be included.
Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)
Distribution Requirement(s) Status:
Required for certificate
Equivalencies At Other Institutions
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
General Education Learning Values & Outcomes
Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.
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