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 Course Title:   Greenhouse-Nursery Operations

 Title Abbreviation:   GREENHOUSE/NURSERY OP

 Department:    ENVAG

 Course #:    121

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

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.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the history of greenhouse management.
  2. Be knowledgeable about commercial and/or personal greenhouse structures and coverings (planning a greenhouse; heat conservation and insulation).
  3. Be knowledgeable about the control of the greenhouse environment (greenhouse atmosphere: heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, humidity, and carbon dioxide).
  4. Be knowledgeable about crop production management (greenhouse soils, fertilizers and plant nutrition, plant propagation).
  5. Be knowledgeable about plant pests, insects and diseases and basic pest management strategies as commonly used in a greenhouse environment.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction and history of greenhouse management.
  2. Commercial and/or personal greenhouse structures and coverings (planning a greenhouse; heat conservation and insulation).
  3. Control of the greenhouse environment (greenhouse atmosphere: heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, humidity, and carbon dioxide).
  4. Crop production management (greenhouse soils, fertilizers and plant nutrition, plant propagation).
  5. Plant pests, insects and diseases and basic pest management strategies as commonly used in a greenhouse environment.