AGS 110 - Introduction to Greenhouse Management
A basic course emphasizing the significance and use of controlled climate structures. Studies include grow structures, plant growth, propagation, pest and disease management. This course is designed for the career or non-science student. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a natural science elective. (SUNY-NS) Two class hours, two lab hours.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the major components of a climate controlled structure and growing mediums.
2. Describe the major methods of plant propagation as they relate to greenhouse production and demonstrate at least one propagation technique using a soil and/or artificial medium.
3. Explain plant growth and nutrient management as they relate to greenhouse production.
4. Describe the basic structures (anatomy) of a plant and discuss its role in plant physiology.
5. Discuss the role of pest and disease management and its impact on greenhouse management.
6. Analyze growth media and irrigation solutions using a quick test for pH, N, P, K and secondary nutrients.
7. Assess the economic threshold for the use of a pesticide and/or beneficial organism and determine a control schedule for at least one crop.
8. Articulate at least five major components of a greenhouse structure.
9. Demonstrate at least one propagation technique using a soil and/or artificial medium.
Course Offered Spring only
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Fall Semester 2018