PLHRT 4420

PLHRT 4420

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Study of the evolution, breeding history, and physiology of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and other minor small fruit crops and of cultural practices that influence productivity, fruit quality, and pest damage. Also considers marketing and economics and discusses alternate production practices for both commercial and home gardeners. Frequent field trips enhance classroom activities.

When Offered Fall (offered alternate years).

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

  • Develop an appreciation for the impact that berries have on economies, human well-being and diet, and the role they play in American agriculture.
  • Be able to integrate information gained in various courses and through observations and experiences to produce high-quality berry crops at various scales in the most efficient and economical manner possible, with no effect on environmental quality.
  • Explain the science behind various practices used in the production of berry crops.
  • Develop the tools, knowledge and skill set to produce a business plan for a berry farm.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17034 PLHRT 4420   LEC 001

  • 17035 PLHRT 4420   LAB 401