SRJC Course Outlines

9/24/2022 6:02:42 PMSUSAG 65 Course Outline as of Fall 2012

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SUSAG 65Title:  COOL SEASON VEG PROD  
Full Title:  Cool Season Vegetable Production
Last Reviewed:2/8/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

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

Catalog Description:
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Cultural practices, varieties, and economics of production of major cool season vegetable crops in Sonoma County.  Topics include strategies for starting and maintaining crops, innovative irrigation methods, essential weed and pest control measures, and marketing. Application of production techniques at SRJC's Shone Farm acreage. Focus will be on organic systems but material will be useful to all growers.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of SUSAG 111 ( or AG 297.54S) and Course Completion of SUSAG 112 ( or AG 297.55S) and Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Cultural practices, varieties, and economics of production of major cool season vegetable crops in Sonoma County.  Topics include strategies for starting and maintaining crops, innovative irrigation methods, essential weed and pest control measures, and marketing. Application of production techniques at SRJC's Shone Farm acreage. Focus will be on organic systems but material will be useful to all growers.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of SUSAG 111 ( or AG 297.54S) and Course Completion of SUSAG 112 ( or AG 297.55S) and Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Summer 2006Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Identify and grow varieties of cool season vegetables suitable for Sonoma County soils and microclimates.
2.  Describe soil preparation and fertility management methods for cool season vegetables.
3.  Demonstrate proper techniques for seed planting in flats or direct seeding in ground.
4.  Diagram a planting layout for cool season vegetables within the available planting space.
5.  Plan and implement a schedule of cultural practices from soil preparation through harvest for a cool season crop.
6.  Identify and recommend control measures for common pests, diseases and weeds of cool season crops.
7.  Prepare a cost and return estimate for vegetable crop production.
8.  Develop a marketing plan and identify marketing strategies for profitable sale of a vegetable crop.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Cool Season Vegetable Varieties Specifically Suited to Sonoma
   County Conditions and Markets
II.  Soil
    A. Conditions
    B. Fertility
    C. Amendments
III. Production
    A. Seed planting in flats
    B. Seeding directly in ground
    C.  Quantities and spacing of varieties for desired yields
IV.  Cultural Practices Through the Season
    A. Thinning
    B. Training/staking
    C. Weed and insect control
    D. Irrigation
    C. Fertilization
V.  Harvest Methods and Storage
VI. Economics of Production
   A. Cost and return estimates
   B. Crop budgets
VII. Marketing
   A. Market evaluation - outlets
   B. Value-added products
   C. Packaging, shipping, and display
   D. Developing a marketing plan

Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1. Reading: approximately 10-20 pages per week.
2. Planting layout for a given planting space.
3. Planning calendar of cultural practices for selected crop.
4. Paper (2-4 pages) identifying and recommending control measures for
pests, diseases, and weeds common to warm season crops.
5. Crop budget.
6. Outline a marketing plan (2-3 pages).
7. Skill demonstrations on site (lab): seed planting; application of
cultural practices; pest and weed identification.

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 - 20%
Paper.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 50%
Planting layout; calendar; budget; marketing plan.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Lab activities.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Peirce, Pam. Golden Gate Gardening: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Food
Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area and Coastal California. Sasquatch
Books, 2002.
Gibson, Eric. Sell What You Sow!: The Grower's Guide to Successful Produce
Marketing. New World Publishing, 1994.

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