SRJC Course Outlines

7/21/2019 6:04:31 AMSUSAG 117 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SUSAG 117Title:  ORG FRUIT TREE & BERRY  
Full Title:  Organic Fruit Tree and Berry Production
Last Reviewed:3/9/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.50 Contact Total43.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

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: 

Catalog Description:
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Fruit tree and berry vine selection, planting, and care for small-scale orchard or home garden. Includes desirable varieties, pruning and training methods, and pest management. Emphasis on organic production methods.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Fruit tree and berry vine selection, planting, and care for small-scale orchard or home garden. Includes desirable varieties, pruning and training methods, and pest management. Emphasis on organic production methods.
(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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will be able to:
1. Differentiate among the types of fruit trees and berry varieties.
2. Identify the most suitable varieties for each fruit and berry type for Sonoma County.
3. Prune, thin, and harvest fruit and berries.

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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Differentiate among the types of fruit trees and berry varieties.
2. Identify the most suitable varieties for each fruit and berry type for Sonoma County.
3. Describe planting techniques for fruit trees and berries.
4. Identify desirable characteristics of a variety of fruit trees and berries.
5. Describe important soil characteristics for successful fruit tree and berry production.
6. Describe water and fertilizer needs of a variety of fruit trees and berries.
7. Differentiate among common general pruning practices.
8. Describe harvest and storage requirements for various kinds of fruits and berries.
9. Prune, thin, and harvest fruit and berries.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Varieties and Types of Fruit Trees and Berries
   A. Dwarf
   B. Semi-dwarf
   C. Standard
II. Cultural Care
   A. Soil
        1. Types
        2. Preparation
   B. Planting
        1. Methods
        2. Post-planting care
   C. Fertilizer
        1. Requirements
        2. Types
        3. Application methods
   D. Water
        1. Soil/water relationship
        2. Watering requirements
   E. Winter protection
        1. Temperature tolerance
        2. Methods of protection
   F. Organic pest control methods
        1. Insects and mites
        2. Plant diseases
        3. Weeds
        4. Vertebrates
   G. Pruning
        1. General training
            a. central leader
            b. modified center leader
            c. vase
        2. Specific training
            a. specie specific
            b. espalier
            c. hedges
            d. establishment
   H. Fruit thinning
III. Harvest and Storage Requirements
IV. Direct Marketing of Fruit and Berries

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1. Write a report on selection, planting and care of one fruit tree or one berry variety (3-5 pages).
2. Lab: Practice fruit thinning, pruning, or harvest on fruit trees and/or berry vines (at Shone Farm).
3. Compile a list of the most suitable varieties of fruit trees and berries for Sonoma County and describe the characteristics of each (2-3 pages).
4. Field trip(s) (1-2) and field trip report(s).
5. Reading, 10-20 pages per week.

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
30 - 50%
Reports and list with characteristics.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Lab activities.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Participation/attendance.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.
Online resources.

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