Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    Feb 22, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024
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PLHRT 3500 - [Principles of Vegetable Production]

Fall. Not offered: 2023-2024. Next offered: 2024-2025. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: PLSCI 1101 , PLSCS 2600 , or equivalent. Two Saturday field trips planned for early in the semester. Students are responsible for cost of their meals. Offered in even-numbered years only. Co-meets with PLHRT 5500 

S. Reiners.

Commercial vegetable production from variety selection to postharvest. Topics include crop physiology and culture, soil and pest management, stand establishment, marketing, and history of production. Term project required. Field trips to large-scale conventional, small, diversified, and organic farms are planned early in the semester.

Outcome 1: Describe the scale of the vegetable industry from the local to international markets
and the challenges facing producers.

Outcome 2: Appraise how successful vegetable production is related to soil health, cultural
practices, pest management and marketing and develop a farm plan that considers all aspects of
production and marketing for one vegetable crop.

Outcome 3: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose common vegetable problems and offer

Outcome 4: Develop the ability to grow a wide variety of vegetables either commercially or as a

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