SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 5:37:00 PMHORT 140 Course Outline as of Spring 2003

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 140Title:  FRUIT TREE SEL & PLNT  
Full Title:  Fruit Tree Selection and Planting
Last Reviewed:7/22/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.008 max.Lecture Scheduled24.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total24.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  48.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

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 297.1

Catalog Description:
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Fruit tree selection, planting, and care for small orchard or home garden. Includes desirable varieties, pruning and training methods, and pest management.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Fruit tree selection, planting, and care for small orchard or home garden. Includes desirable varieties, pruning and training methods, and pest management.
(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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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The student will:
1. Differentiate among the types of fruit trees.
2. Describe the three ways trees are sold and the planting techniques for
  each.
3. Identify desirable characteristics of a variety of fruit trees.
4. Select the best tree for a given location.
5. List the major soil separates.
6. Describe soil moisture holding capacities.
7. Describe water and fertilizer needs of a variety of fruit trees.
8. Differentiate among the three common general pruning practices.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Tree types
 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. 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
.

Assignments:
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1. Complete worksheets for lectures and videos.
2. Write a brief report on selection, planting, and care of one fruit
  tree.
3. Observe and critique pruning techniques on various fruit trees.

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%
Brief report.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 50%
Homework problems, Field work, Field critique.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Class participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared handouts.

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