SRJC Course Outlines

9/28/2020 10:19:23 PMHORT 71 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 71Title:  NURSERY PRODUCTION  
Full Title:  Nursery 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 Scheduled3.008 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 92.2

Catalog Description:
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Course covers study of production techniques, growing media, watering, fertilization, marketing and sales, as well as nursery site selection and development.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and Eligibility for CS 5 or proficiency in basic productivity software including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Course covers study of production techniques, growing media, watering, fertilization, marketing and sales, as well as nursery site selection and development.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and Eligibility for CS 5 or proficiency in basic productivity software including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
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:Fall 1984Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Describe characteristics of major federal laws and regulations that are of concern to the
    nursery industry.
2.  Evaluate possible nursery sites based on factors within the four selection categories:
    ecological; economic; sociological; and biological.
3.  Explain and evaluate main aspects of nursery production, such as plant placement, container
    growing, commercial production media, fertilizer application, storage, and pest management.

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Students will be able to:
1.   Identify and discuss significant events and developments in the history of the U.S. nursery
      industry.
2.   Classify and describe nursery operations based on 4 major criteria: ownership; function;
      production system; and product.
3.   List and identify characteristics of major federal laws and regulations that are of concern to
      the nursery industry.
4.   Identify the four major categories for nursery site selection.
5.   Identify common plant placement patterns in nursery production areas and evaluate for
      production efficiency.
6.   Compare and contrast container vs. field grown production systems for production and
      marketing advantages and challenges.
7.   Describe common practices in commercial liner and plug production.
8.   Summarize primary (environmental) and cultural modifiers of various plant characteristics or
      plant qualities.
9.   Demonstrate cultural modification practices for a variety of plants.
10. Identify the function of commercial production media.
11. Identify common ingredients used in the production of media for container growing, describe
      their properties, and explain what each ingredient contributes to the media.
12. Identify essential nutrients for plant growth and development.
13. Discuss common commercial fertilizers and compare and contrast the properties and
      advantages of synthetic and organic types.
14. Compare and contrast different commercial methods of fertilizer application.
15. Determine how and when to apply fertilizer, depending on fertilizer and plant type.
16. Describe a variety of integrated pest management practices.
17. Identify the responsibilities of buyer, seller, and carrier in the shipping of nursery materials.
18. Calculate the number of cuttings necessary to fulfill a production contract.
19. Estimate materials, facility, and labor costs associated with a production contract.

Topics and Scope
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I. The Nursery Industry
    A. History of U.S. nursery industry
    B. Current nursery industry practices
II.  Nursery Classifications and Functions
III. Federal Laws and Regulations
IV. U.S. Production Centers
V.  Nursery Site Selection
    A. Site organization and development
    B. Planting patterns
VI. Production Systems
    A. Container grown
    B. Field grown
    C. Liner and plug
    D. Seed/seedling
VII. Modifying Plant Growth and Development
    A. Primary (environmental)
    B. Cultural
VIII. Media and Mixes
IX.    Essential Nutrients and Fertilization
    A. Commercial fertilizers
    B. Synthetic and organic fertilizers
X.   Common Plant Pests and Disorders and Integrated Pest Management Practices
XI.  Nursery Storage Facilities and their Purposes
XII. Shipping: Responsibilities of
    A. Buyer
    B. Seller
    C. Carrier
XIII. Marketing and Production Contracts
XIV. Plant Estimation
    A. Materials
    B. Facility
    C. Labor Costs
 
All topics are covered in both lecture and lab.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Written report (10 - 15 page) and oral presentation on selected nursery production topic
2. Proposal for small-scale nursery setup and operation
3. Weekly reading (5 - 10 pages); reading reports
4. Tests (3 - 5) and a final exam
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Lab work and reports
2. Field trips (6 - 8) and reports
 
Lab- and Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Participation

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%
Assigned reading; lab reports; production report to accompany oral presentation
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 40%
Nursery proposal; field trip reports; lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 20%
Lab work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Tests and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Participation in lecture and lab; oral presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Container Nursery Production and Business Management Manual. Newman, Julie. University of California Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2014 (classic)
 
The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation; From Seed to Tissue Culture. 2nd ed. Dirr, Michael and Heuser Jr., Charles. Timber Press. 2006 (classic)
 
Integrated Pest Management for Floriculture and Nurseries, Agriculture and Natural Resources. University of California. 2001 (classic)
 
Nursery Management, Administration and Culture. 4th ed. Davidson, Harold and Mecklenburg, Roy and Peterson, Curtis. Pearson. 2000 (classic)
 
Instructor prepared materials

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