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|Discipline and Nbr:
CUT FLWRS. FLD GRWN||
Cut Flowers: Field Grown Production for Sonoma County
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||1.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||6 max.||Lecture Scheduled||18.00
|Minimum||1.00||Lab Scheduled||0||5 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||18.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 36.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 54.00||
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.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
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)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
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
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
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
D. Woody cuts
E. Ornamental grasses
V. Site considerations
A. Soil, water, terrain
B. Climate and conditions
E. Fencing and access
A. Bed size and preparation
B. Seasonal planning for planting, harvest and sale
D. Fertigation / Irrigation
E. Pest control
VII. Harvest and Handling
A. Pre-harvest techniques
1. Optimal conditions
2. Proper stage of development
3. Field handling
C. Post-harvest techniques
D. Packing and delivery
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.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|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%
|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%
SPECIALTY CUT FLOWERS, by Allan M. Armitage. Timber Press, 1993.