SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2020 1:17:56 PMSUSAG 114 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Terminated Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SUSAG 114Title:  WARM SEASON VEG PROD  
Full Title:  Warm Season Vegetable Production
Last Reviewed:4/19/2004

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.004 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total 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:  AG 297.63

Catalog Description:
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Season-long production practices required for successful Sonoma County warm season vegetable crops: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, melons, and others.  Topics include strategies for starting and maintaining crops, innovative irrigation methods, essential weed and pest control measures, and marketing.  Focus will be on organic systems but material will be useful to all growers.  This is an intermediate level course designed for those who have taken Specialty Crop Production or Organic Garden Crop Production, or with prior production experience with vegetable crops.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Season-long production practices required for successful Sonoma County warm season vegetable crops: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, melons, and others.  Topics include strategies for starting and maintaining crops, innovative irrigation methods, essential weed and pest control measures, and marketing.  Focus will be on organic systems but material will be useful to all growers.  This is an intermediate level course designed for those who have taken Specialty Crop Production or Organic Garden Crop Production, or with prior production experience with vegetable crops.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
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: 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 completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify varieties of warm season vegetables suitable for Sonoma County soils and microclimates.
2.  Describe soil preparation and fertility management methods for warm season vegetables.
3.  Demonstrate proper technique for seed planting in flats or direct seed seeding in ground.
4.  Diagram a planting layout for warm season vegetables within the student's own available garden space.
5.  Create a planning calendar of cultural practices from soil preparation through harvest for a selected warm season crop.
6.  Identify common pests, diseases and weeds of warm season crops.
7.  Recommend control measures for pests, diseases and weeds.
8.  Create a marketing plan and identify marketing strategies.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Identification and production of warm season vegetable varieties
specifically suited to Sonoma County conditions and markets.
2.  Soil conditions, fertility and amendments.
3.  Seed planting in flats or direct in ground.
4.  Quantities and spacing of varieties for desired yields.
5.  Cultural practices through the season; thinning, training/staking,weed
    and insect control, irrigation, fertilization.
6.  Harvest methods.
7.  Marketing: marketing plan, market outlets, value-added products,
   packaging, shipping, and display.

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 - 50%
Written homework, Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 50%
Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 60%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
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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Golden Gate Gardening by Pam Peirce
Sell What You Sow by Eric Gibson

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