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SUST 252 - Indoor Growing: Greenhouse Mgmt & Crop Production

5 Credits

Greenhouse management course that explores the various systems and techniques that are commonly used by the industry such as, hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics, and conventional soil-based mediums. This course includes hands-on learning components that takes place in the campus greenhouse.


Quarters Typically Offered
Designed to Serve Students in the Urban Ag. Program, students outside of the program who are looking for elective credit, and members of the community enrolled through Continuing Education.
Active Date 20190709T10:50:51

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 33 Lab 44
Total Contact Hours 77
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
Lecture Outline: 1. Greenhouse structures and equipment 2. Fertigation systems 3. Heating and cooling systems 4. Lighting systems 5. Pest control management systems 6. Crop Production 7. Water and nutrients 8. Media and pH 9. Plant nutrition and fertilization 10. Temperature and light 

Lab Outline: 1. Greenhouse structures and heating/cooling systems 2. Media, fertilizer, and water quality 3. Crop planning 4. Germination and seedling development 5. Asexual and sexual plant propagation 6. Vegetable transplants 7. Direct seed various crops 8. Plant identification 9. Pest management 10. Crop management

Student Learning Outcomes
Describe and compare micro-farm to commercial scale greenhouse structures, designs, and materials given varied site conditions and production objectives.

Interpret laws and regulations that pertain to greenhouse land use zoning, water usage, chemical application, organic certification, and postharvest practices.

Actively manage the growing environment of a greenhouse, such as temperature, humidity, light, and water.

Produce a comprehensive greenhouse management plan, incorporating soil preparation, plant propagation, water and nutrient balance.

Apply appropriate greenhouse Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques.

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