SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 5:03:44 PMSUSAG 115 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SUSAG 115Title:  COOL SEASON VEG PROD  
Full Title:  Cool Season Vegetable Production
Last Reviewed:4/19/2004

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled3.008 max.Lecture Scheduled24.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.004 min.Lab Scheduled24.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total48.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  48.00Total Student Learning Hours: 96.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  04 - Different Topics
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 297.67

Catalog Description:
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Season-long production practices required for successful Sonoma County cool season vegetable crops: lettuces, salad greens, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, 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 cool season vegetable crops: lettuces, salad greens, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and others.  Topics include strategies for starting and maintaining crops, innovative irrigation methods, essential weed and pest control measures, and marketing.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:04 - Different Topics

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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Students will:
1.  Identify varieties of cool season vegetables suitable for
Sonoma County soils and microclimates.
2.  Describe soil preparation and fertility management methods for cool
season vegetables.
3.  Demonstrate proper technique for seed planting in flats or direct seed
seeding in ground.
4.  Diagram a planting layout for cool 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 cool season crop.
6.  Identify common pests, diseases and weeds of cool 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 cool 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:

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 - 75%
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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