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AGH 133 - Greenhouse Production I

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course investigates techniques used to produce Fall and Winter crops in a commercial greenhouse. Students will be responsible for the daily growing of a commercial greenhouse crop and its marketing. Field trips to commercial greenhouses are included in this course.
Prerequisite: AGH 132  
Competencies
  1. Analyze the different aspects of crop culture for fall and winter greenhouse crops.
    1. Describe crop specific management of light, temperature and media.
    2. Measure the impact of differing light, temperature and media scenarios
  2. Manage nutrition of a commerical greenhouse crop
    1. Prepare fertigation mixtures for different crop stages
    2. Monitor protting media pH and electrical conductivity
  3. Establish a commercial floriculture crop
    1. Plant a crop properly.
    2. Demonstrate proper pinching techniques.
  4. Tend a commercial floriculture crop during growth and finishing
    1. Adjust crop height and spacing
    2. Regulate temperature
    3. Record production information on that crop.
    4. Grow plants to industry specifications.
  5. Evaluate commerical fall and winter greenhouse operations.
    1. Attend field trips to commercial greenhouses.
    2. Assess the positives and negatives of each location.
    3. Differentiate key attributes of success in each greenhouse operation.
  6. Determine the impact of plant spacing, crop scheduling and crop selection on costs
  7. Develop crop schedules and production plans for the next production cycle.
    1. Defend crop scheduling based on current crop parameters
    2. Determine cultivars for the following season based on sales and quality
  8. Critique practices for correcting unhealthy plants
    1. Classify nutrient deficiences.
    2. Examine procedures of correcting nutrient deficiencies.
    3. Identify major greenhouse pests.
    4. Outline basic control of major pests.
  9. Identify fall and winter crops by botanical, common name, and cultivar groups
  10. Evaluate use of greenhouse products
    1. Assess plant performance in the greenhouse, outdoors and in mixed containers.
    2. Identify market shifts based on trends in society and economy



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