SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2020 1:17:12 PMHORT 73 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 73Title:  CUT FLWRS. FLD GRWN  
Full Title:  Cut Flowers: Field Grown Production for Sonoma County
Last Reviewed:9/23/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled3.006 max.Lecture Scheduled18.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled05 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total18.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  36.00Total Student Learning Hours: 54.00 

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:  AG 297.44

Catalog Description:
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Field grown cut flower and foliage production in Sonoma County. Topics include crop selection, propagation, planting, irrigation, fertilization, pest control, harvesting, pre- and post-harvest treatments; marketing of fresh and dried materials.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Field grown cut flower and foliage production in Sonoma County. Topics include crop selection, propagation, planting, irrigation, fertigation, pest control, harvesting, pre-and post-harvest treatments; marketing of fresh and dried materials.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



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 students will be able to:
1. Select a crop appropriate to a given market, growing area, and site.
2. Evaluate a site for suitability to crop production.
3. Identify and describe cultural practices for cut flower and foliage
   crops adapted to Sonoma County.
4. Develop a seasonal planting and harvest schedule.
5. Differentiate among characteristics of significant crop types and
   plant families.
6. Describe pre-and post-harvest techniques including drying, storage,
   and shipping methods.
7. Appraise the importance of marketing the crop and analyze local and
   regional options to determine a viable market.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction
   A. Why grow cut flowers?
   B. Demand and overview of market
II. Who or where is your market?
III. Crop Selection
   A. End use
   B. Production factors to consider
   C. Cultural requirements of crops
IV. Traditional crops
   A. Annuals
   B. Perennials
   C. Bulbs
   D. Woody cuts
   E. Ornamental grasses
V.  Site considerations
   A. Soil, water, terrain
   B. Climate and conditions
   D. Drainage
   E. Fencing and access
VI. Cultivation
   A. Bed size and preparation
   B. Seasonal planning for planting, harvest and sale
   C. Propagation
   D. Fertigation / Irrigation
   E. Pest control
VII. Harvest and Handling
   A. Pre-harvest techniques
   B. Harvest
     1. Optimal conditions
     2. Proper stage of development
     3. Field handling
   C. Post-harvest techniques
     1. Drying
     2. Storage
     3. Preservation
   D. Packing and delivery
VIII. Marketing

Assignments:
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1. Complete reading assignments and conduct research on cultural practices
  for chosen cut flower plants.
2. Discuss research in small group format or present orally to class.
3. Prepare a seasonal planting and harvest schedule.
4. Present field-cut flowers for evaluation of timing of cut, proper cut,
  stem length, and condition.
5. Quizzes and exam.

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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Seasonal planting & harvest schedule.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances
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
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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SPECIALTY CUT FLOWERS, by Allan M. Armitage. Timber Press, 1993.

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