SRJC Course Outlines

9/28/2020 8:57:14 PMHORT 72 Course Outline as of Spring 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

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 Scheduled3.008 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 92.3

Catalog Description:
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Analysis, description, and operation of greenhouses and other structures and facilities as they relate to a variety of ornamental and agricultural crops. Included are: relationships of light, temperature, moisture, aeration, humidity, and fertility; identification and investigation of major greenhouse grown crops including foliage plants, flowering potted plants, bedding plants, cut flowers, color and specialty crops; creating and implementing several cropping plans for greenhouse plants and products.

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
Analysis, description, and operation of greenhouses and other structures and facilities as they relate to a variety of ornamental and agricultural crops. Included are: relationships of light, temperature, moisture, aeration, humidity, and fertility; identification and investigation of major greenhouse grown crops including foliage plants, flowering potted plants, bedding plants, cut flowers, color and specialty crops; creating and implementing several cropping plans for greenhouse plants and products.
(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:Spring 1985Inactive:
 
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.  Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the growing and marketing of greenhouse products.
2.  Identify and evaluate the markets for greenhouse products.
3.  Propagate, grow and market greenhouse products for specific sale date.
4.  Explain and apply propagation principles involved in the production of greenhouse crops.
 

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Students will be able to:
1.   Outline environmental factors affecting plant growth.
2.   Manipulate the growth environment for efficient use of resources and facilities.
3.   Identify selected plants from the various categories of greenhouse crops.
4.   Identify markets for greenhouse products and market crops grown by the class.
5.   Propagate, grow and market greenhouse products for specific sale dates.
6.   Discuss factors affecting plant growth.
7.   Describe facilities and equipment used in growing greenhouse crops.
8.   Apply propagation principles involved in the production of greenhouse crops.
9.   Identify and properly utilize a variety of growing media.
10. Describe factors affecting plant fertility and demonstrate proper fertilizer application
      methods.
11. Discuss pests and diseases of greenhouse crops.
12. 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 value-added products
      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 Greenhouse 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 Greenhouse Crops
    A. Potted plants -- foliage
    B. Potted plants -- flower
    C. Bedding plant production
    D. Specialty greenhouse crop production
V. Media and Containers for Rooting, Growing and Marketing Greenhouse Crops
    A. Media for vegetative and seed propagation.
    B. Growing media for greenhouse crops.
    C. Containers used for greenhouse 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 Greenhouse Crops
VIII. Greenhouse Crop Production
 
All Topics are covered in both lecture and lab.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Term paper (10 - 15 page) and oral report on selected greenhouse-grown crop
2. Weekly reading (5 - 10 pages)
3. Complete homework problems, including calculating materials, production and labor costs for
    an assigned crop
4. Conduct research and complete written exercise on production timelines for a greenhouse crop
    as assigned
5. Tests (2 - 3) and a final exam
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Cropping plan and implementation for greenhouse plants and products
2. Four to six industry field trips with 2-page report for each summarizing production data
3. Field work, including planting, media mixing, pinching, deadheading, watering, and fertilizing

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%
Field trip reports; term paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 40%
Cropping plans; homework problems; written exercise on production timelines
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 20%
Field work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Tests and final exam: 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%
Field trip participation; oral report


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Greenhouse Operation and Management. 7th ed. Nelson, Paul. Pearson. 2012 (classic)
Ball Red Book. 18th ed. Beyetes, Chris. Ball Publishing. 2011 (classic)
The Commercial Greenhouse. 3rd ed. Boodley, James and Newman, Steven. Del Mar. 2008 (classic)
A Grower's Guide to Water, Media, and Nutrition for Greenhouse Crops: A Growers Guide. Reed, David. Ball Publishing. 1996 (classic)

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