SRJC Course Outlines

9/28/2020 9:26:04 PMVIT 54 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  VIT 54Title:  VIT: SUMMER PRACTICES  
Full Title:  Viticulture: Summer Practices
Last Reviewed:10/12/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled1.006 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

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: 

Catalog Description:
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Viticulture practices for summer including pest and disease monitoring and management, weed control, crop load assessment, canopy assessment, vine water status measurements and fruit quality improvement techniques.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Viticulture practices for summer including pest and disease monitoring and management, weed control, crop load assessment, canopy assessment, vine water status measurements and fruit quality improvement techniques.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
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 2010Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.   Identify and describe vineyard practices appropriate to the summer period.
2.   Identify and discuss options for vineyard pest and disease management.
3.   Demonstrate and explain various techniques for canopy and crop load assessments.
4.   Develop a farm plan and budget appropriate to the summer period.
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.    Identify and explain appropriate vineyard practices to be implemented during the fruit ripening phase of vine growth.
2.    Identify vine pests and diseases.
3.    Explain and discuss life cycles of vine pest and disease organisms.
4.    Discuss the specific life stage of vine pests and diseases that are most damaging to vines and fruit.
5.    Discuss various farming strategies for management of vine pests and diseases, e.g., sustainable, organic, biodynamic.
6.    Assess efficacy of vine pest and disease management program.
7.    Demonstrate proficiency in use of leaf pressure chamber and leaf porometer for determination of vine water status.
8.    Make irrigation recommendations based on vine water status data.
9.    Demonstrate proficiency in crop spatial distribution and crop load data collection.
10.  Make appropriate crop load adjustments based on spatial distribution and crop load data.
11.  Demonstrate proficiency in canopy assessment.
12.  Interpret canopy assessment data and make appropriate canopy management recommendations based on computational canopy assessment data .
13.  Build a Gantt diagram time line that includes all summer vineyard practices.
14.  Project costs and build a budget for all summer vineyard practices.

Topics and Scope
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I.    Vine phenology
     A. Vegetative phase
     B.  Reproductive phase
     C.  Fruit ripening phase
     D.  Root growth phases
II.   Vineyard practices implemented during fruit ripening phase
     A.  Pest and disease management
     B.  Canopy management
     C.  Crop load adjustment
     D.  Irrigation
III.  Vine pests and diseases
     A.  Identification
           1.      In the field
           2.      Under microscope
     B.  Life cycles of pest and disease organisms
     C.  Parts of vine susceptible to specific pests / diseases
     D.  Window periods and efficient timing when pests and  diseases must be managed
     E.  Risk assessment for potential infestation/infection
     F.  Farming strategies for disease and pest management
           1.      Conventional
           2.      Sustainable
           3.      Organic
           4.      Biodynamic
     G.  Evaluation of pest and disease management program efficacy
           1.      Costs
           2.      Materials
           3.      Labor
           4.      Equipment
IV.  Vine water status and irrigation
     A.  Leaf water potential
     B.  Stomatal conductance
     C.  Use of leaf pressure chamber
           1. How the instrument works
           2. Collection of representative of data
            3. Interpretation of data
     D.  Use of leaf porometer
           1. How the instrument works
           2. Collection of representative of data
            3. Interpretation of data
     E. Appropriate irrigation recommendations based on vine water status  
V.   Canopy and Crop Load Management
     A. Canopy assessment
           1. Richard Smart method
           2. Point Quadrat Analysis  (PQA)
            3. Computational PQA
           4. Light readings
               a.  Canopy interior
               b.  Fruit zone
                c.   Ambient
           5.  Interpretation of data
     B.   Crop load assessment
           1.  Determination of  pounds of fruit per vine
            2. Fruit cluster distribution mapping
           3. Interpretation of data
      C.  Appropriate recommendations for canopy and crop load management based on assessments.
VI.  Time-Lines and Budgets for Summer Vineyard Practices
     A.  Gantt Diagrams
     B.  Spreadsheets
     C.  Costs of all summer vineyard operations

Assignments:
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1.  Reading;  10-15 pages per week
2.  Lab activities
    a.  Use of leaf pressure chamber and porometer
    b.  Use of light meter
    c.  Use of Point Quadrat
    d.  Entering collected data into spreadsheets
3.  Lab reports, 1-2 pages per activity
4.  Two quizzes, one final 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
20 - 30%
Lab reports, vineyard timeline and budget
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Use of instruments; collection of data
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Quizzes and final exam
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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The Grapevine: From the Science to the Practice of Growing Vines for Wine. Patrick Iland, et al. Patrick Iland Wine Promotions, 2011
Instructor prepared materials

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