SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 12:48:32 PMSUSAG 64 Course Outline as of Summer 2006

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SUSAG 64Title:  WARM SEASON VEG PROD  
Full Title:  Warm Season Vegetable Production
Last Reviewed:2/8/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled3.008 max.Lecture Scheduled24.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.008 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:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Cultural practices, varieties, and economics of production of major warm season vegetable crops in Sonoma County.  Topics include strategies for starting and maintaining crops, innovative irrigation methods, essential weed and pest control measures, and marketing. Application of production techniques at SRJC's Shone Farm acreage. Focus will be on organic systems but material will be useful to all growers.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of SUSAG 111 ( or AG 297.54S) and Course Completion of SUSAG 112 ( or AG 297.55S) and Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for EMLS 100 ( or ESL 100)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Cultural practices, varieties, and economics of production of major warm season vegetable crops in Sonoma County.  Includes strategies for starting and maintaining crops, innovative irrigation methods, essential weed and pest control measures, and marketing. Application of production techniques at SRJC's Shone Farm acreage. Organic methods emphasized.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of SUSAG 111 ( or AG 297.54S) and Course Completion of SUSAG 112 ( or AG 297.55S) and Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for EMLS 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:Summer 2006Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Identify and grow 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 techniques for seed planting in flats or direct
seeding in ground.
4.  Diagram a planting layout for warm season vegetables within the
available planting space.
5.  Plan and implement a schedule of cultural practices from soil
preparation through harvest for a warm season crop.
6.  Identify and recommend control measures for common pests, diseases and
weeds of warm season crops.
7.  Prepare a cost and return estimate for vegetable crop production.
8.  Develop a marketing plan and identify marketing strategies for
profitable sale of a vegetable crop.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Warm Season Vegetable Varieties Specifically Suited to Sonoma
   County Conditions and Markets
II.  Soil
    A. Conditions
    B. Fertility
    C. Amendments
III. Production
    A. Seed planting in flats
    B. Seeding directly in ground
    C.  Quantities and spacing of varieties for desired yields
IV.  Cultural Practices Through the Season
    A. Thinning
    B. Training/staking
    C. Weed and insect control
    D. Irrigation
    C. Fertilization
V.  Harvest Methods and Storage
VI. Economics of Production
   A. Cost and return estimates
   B. Crop budgets
VII. Marketing
   A. Market evaluation - outlets
   B. Value-added products
   C. Packaging, shipping, and display
   D. Developing a marketing plan

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 - 20%
Paper.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 50%
Planting layout; Calendar; budget; marketing plan.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
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 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Peirce, Pam. Golden Gate Gardening: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Food
Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area and Coastal California. Sasquatch
Books, 2002.
Gibson, Eric. Sell What You Sow!: The Grower's Guide to Successful Produce
Marketing. New World Publishing, 1994.

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