SRJC Course Outlines

6/6/2023 10:50:29 PMHORT 72 Course Outline as of Fall 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 72Title:  GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION  
Full Title:  Greenhouse Production
Last Reviewed:2/11/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 92.3

Catalog Description:
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Analysis, description, and operation of greenhouses and other structures and facilities as they relate to floriculture.  Included are: (A) Relationships of light, temperature, moisture, aeration, humidity, and fertility of floricultural crops;  (B) Identification and investigation of major greenhouse grown crops including foliage plants, flowering potted plants, bedding plants, cut flowers, color and specialty crops;  (C) Planning and implementing several cropping plans for floriculture plants and products.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Analysis, description, and operation of greenhouses and other structures and facilities as they relate to floriculture.
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1985Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will:
1.  Demonstrate salable skills in the growing and marketing of
floriculture products.
2.  Describe how the floriculture industry in California functions.
3.  Outline environmental factors affecting plant growth.
4.  Manipulate the growth environment for efficient use of resources and
5. Identify selected plants from the various categories of floriculture
6.  Identify markets for floriculture products and market crops grown by
the class.
7.  Propagate, grow and market floriculture products for specific
sale dates.
8. Discuss factors affecting plant growth.
9. Describe facilities and equipment used in growing floriculture crops.
10. Apply propagation principles involved in the production of
floriculture crops.
11. Identify and properly utilize a variety of growing media.
12. Describe factors affecting plant fertility and demonstrate proper
fertilizer application methods.
13. Discuss pests and diseases of floriculture crops.
14. The student will demonstrate manual skill in the following areas:
   a.  Planting seed
   b.  Spotting off and transplanting
   c.  Pest and disease control
   d.  Watering crops properly
   e.  Development of specialty products. e.g. Moss Baskets, hanging
   f.  Perform tests important to crop production. e.g. pH, salinity
   g.  Handling and applying fertilizers

Topics and Scope
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I.  Basic introduction to the floriculture industry.
II. Environmental factors affecting plant growth
   A.  Light
   B.  Temperature
   C.  Humidity
   D.  Moisture
   E.  Air quality
   F.  Photoperiod
III.    Manipulation of environment
   A.  Coldframes, hotbeds, greenhouses, shade houses, etc.
   B.  Glazing materials for the above
   C.  Heating, Cooling and ventilating growing facilities
   D.  Manipulating humidity, fertility, air quality and soil moisture
   E.  Hardening off product
IV. Propagation, and production of various floriculture crops
   A.  Potted plants -- foliage
   B.  Potted plants -- flower
   C.  Bedding plant production
   D.  Specialty floriculture crop production
V.  Media and containers for rooting, growing and marketing floriculture
   A. Media for vegetative and seed propagation.
   B.  Growing media for floriculture crops.
   C.  Containers used for floriculture crops
VI. Soil fertility
   A.  Essential plant food elements
   B.  Fertilizers
   C.  Ways to deliver fertilizer to your plants
   D.  Salinity and pH: how they affect the growing media
VII. Pests and diseases of floriculture crops.
VIII. Floriculture Crop Production

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1. Term paper and oral report on selected greenhouse grown crop.
2. Plan and implement cropping plans for floriculture plants and products.
3. Summarize production data from class industry field trips.
4. Complete homework problems, including calculating materials,
  production and labor costs for an assigned crop.
5. Conduct research and complete written exercise on production timelines
  for a foliage crop, a bedding crop, and a potted color crop.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 40%
Homework problems, Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 20%
Class performances, Field work, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Lab participation.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Boodley, James W. (1998).  The Commercial Greenhouse.  Del Mar, NY.
Nelson, Paul V. (1998).  Greenhouse Operation and Management.  Prentice-
Hall, NJ.
Ball, Vic (1998).  Ball Red Book.  Ball, IL.
Reed, David Wm. (1996). Water, Media, and Nutrition for Greenhouse Crops:
A Growers Guide. Ball, IL.

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