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AGH 132 - Introduction to Greenhouse

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
An introduction to greenhouse structures, heating and environmental control systems and watering. Winter and spring commercial potted plants, cut flowers and bedding plant crops will be explored in the college greenhouse.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: AGH 146  and AGH 147 ; or must have taken one of the following as a prerequisite: BIO 104   or BIO 112  or BIO 135  or BIO 138  or BIO 145  
Competencies
  1. Review the scope and development of the greenhouse industry
  2. Identify career opportunities in the greenhouse industry
  3. Classify floriculture crops and foliage crops by botanical and common name
    1. Express the botanical and common names of floriculture crops
    2. Identify the botanical and common names of foliage plants
  4. Classify different greenhouse parts, structures, coverings
    1. Name the part of a greenhouse structure
    2. List the different greenhouse structures
    3. Describe the various greenhouse coverings
  5. Compare the various heating systems and their controls used in greenhouses
    1. Describe the heating systems used in greenhouses
    2. Name the control systems used in greenhouse heating
  6. Examine the effects pinching, disbudding, and growth regulators have on plant growth
    1. Grow a florist crop
    2. Observe the effects of pinching
    3. Describe the results of disbudding
    4. Use chemical growth regulators
  7. Start plants from seeds and asexual methods
    1. Start seeds of greenhouse crops
    2. Practice making asexual cuttings of greenhouse plants
  8. Investigate the various watering systems used in greenhouses
    1. Differentiate between pot watering and cut flowering systems
    2. Label the parts of pot-watering systems
    3. List the components of a cut flowering system
  9. Process seedlings and cuttings
    1. Transplant seedlings
    2. Pot uprooted cuttings
  10. Explain cultural practices for floriculture crops
  11. Prepare soil sample for pH and soluble salts
    1. Take soil samples
    2. Prepare a pH test
    3. Use a solubridge to determine soluble salts
  12. Use a light meter to determine foot candles of light
  13. List factors affecting plant growth in the greenhouse
  14. Analyze the international production of floriculture crops
  15. Prepare planting media
  16. Explain process of reason for pasteurization and fumigation of media
    1. Describe process of soil pasteurization
    2. Review safety precautions in fumigation
  17. Discuss bedding plant schedules



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