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Greenhouse Management and Construction
Course: AGS186

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   2.0 Period(s)   2.0 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Principles and practices of greenhouse operation; control of environmental factors and cultural practices affecting the production of greenhouse crops.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe the scope and development of the greenhouse industry. (I)
2. Maintain operation of heating, watering, lighting, ventilation, and air cooling systems in a greenhouse. (II)
3. Perform and demonstrate planting, potting, transplanting, pickling, pinching, and pruning techniques. (II, VIII)
4. Prepare soil properly for seedling, planting, or transplanting including soil sampling and testing; mixing, modifying, and conditioning with amendments. (III)
5. Describe the effects of light, temperature, and gasses on plant growth. (IV)
6. Fertilize and water plants properly. (V)
7. Propagate plants by seeds, cuttings, etc. (VI)
8. Identify and control insects, diseases, and other pests through correct application of pesticides. (VII)
9. Identify agricultural and chemical regulations concerning pesticide use. (VII)
10. Describe proper care of container-grown plants. (VIII)
11. Describe effective techniques for the marketing and distribution of greenhouse plants. (IX)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Introduction
   A. Course requirements
   B. The industry scope and development
II. Types of plant growing structures
   A. Greenhouses
   B. Greenhouse facilities
   C. Environmental control
III. Growing media
   A. Soils properties and make up
   B. Artificial soils
   C. Sterilization of soil media
IV. Effects of environmental factors on plant growth
   A. The plant
   B. Light
   C. Temperature
   D. Gasses
V. Nutrition and watering
   A. Essential elements
   B. Fertilizers
   C. Watering
VI. Plant propagation
   A. Sexual propagation
   B. Asexual propagation
VII. Pest management
   A. Insects
   B. Diseases
   C. Weeds
VIII. Container grown crops
   A. Containers
   B. Flowering plants
   C. Bedding plants
IX. Marketing and distribution
   A. Marketing
   B. Management
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 4/25/1995

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