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AGH 262 - Fruit and Vegetable Science

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
A study of tree fruits, small fruits and vegetable culture, including varietal selection, planting, pruning, fertilizing, disease and insect control programs.
Prerequisite: AGH 106   or BIO 104  or BIO 112  or BIO 135  or BIO 138  or BIO 145  
Competencies
  1. Relate history and origin of fruit production
    1. Name the country of origin of commercially important fruits produced in Iowa
    2. Recall the history of fruit production in Iowa
  2. Cite trends in the fruit industry
    1. Recall production trends (increasing/decreasing).
    2. State market trends (fresh/processing).
  3. Explain the management of apple orchards for Iowa
    1. Identify the factors in site selection
    2. Select adapted apple cultivators
    3. Name the planting systems with advantages/disadvantages of each
    4. Explain training and pruning of apple trees
    5. Identify the spray programs and/or IPM
  4. Explain the management of strawberries in Iowa
    1. Identify the factors in site selection
    2. Select adapted strawberry cultivators
    3. Name the planting systems with advantages/disadvantages of each
    4. Identify the spray programs and/or IPM
    5. Analyze harvesting/marketing options
    6. Describe patch renovation/renewal
  5. Explain the management of brambles in Iowa
    1. Identify the factors in site selection
    2. Select adapted bramble cultivators
    3. Name the planting systems with advantages/disadvantages of each
    4. Explain the pruning of brambles
    5. Identify the spray programs and/or IPM
    6. Analyze harvesting/marketing options
  6. Identify other kinds of fruits commonly grown by homeowners in Iowa
  7. Explain the factors in site selection
  8. Select adapted cultivators
  9. Name the various planting systems with advantages/disadvantages of each
  10. Explain various pruning/training programs
  11. Describe the spray programs and/or IPM
  12. Cite trends in the vegetable/crop industry
    1. Recall production trends (increasing/decreasing)
    2. State market trends (fresh/processing).
  13. Discuss the vegetable crop industry in Iowa
    1. Cite production acreage’s per crop
    2. State percentage of consumer demand satisfied by Iowa production
  14. Describe the marketing factors of Iowa vegetable crops
  15. Identify kinds and varieties of vegetables
    1. State origin of each
    2. Name insect pests of each
    3. Name disease problems of each
  16. Recall importance of each in terms of production tonnage/where
  17. Explain vegetable irrigation
    1. Contrast overhead irrigation with trickle irrigation
    2. Describe hydroponics



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