PLHRT 3100

PLHRT 3100

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

Covers basics of establishing a greenhouse operation, growing crops in optimized environments, and serving niche or mass market. Discusses technology basics including structures and equipment, systems for heating and cooling, lighting, irrigating and fertilizing, material handling, environmental stewardship, integrated pest management, and production management. Also covers world centers of greenhouse crop production; culture of cut, pot, bedding, vegetable, and fruit crops in greenhouses, emphasizing predictive harvesting through environmental, physical, and chemical management of growth and development. Each student grows one or more crops.

When Offered Spring (offered alternate years).

Fees Course fee: required three-day field trip approx. $100.
Permission Note Enrollment preference given to: juniors.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PLSCI 1101 and any other horticulture course.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

  • Understand the importance of the major environmental factors that affect plant growth.
  • Describe how and why a protected cultivation structure can influence the plant-growing environment.
  • Describe environmental manipulations needed to control floral induction, initiation, and development in a variety of plants, and how to apply them to produce commercially acceptable crops.
  • Successfully produce a variety of flowering crops within a commercially acceptable time period.
  • Develop production costs for a crop or crop sequence.
  • Use outside resources to develop and evaluate methods of growing an unknown crop.
  • Be conversant in the major greenhouse production and management systems and how they interact to profitably and responsibly produce floral crops.

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17887 PLHRT 3100   LEC 001

  • Course fee: approx. $90 for required three-day field trip. Prerequisite: PLSCI 1101 and any other horticulture course. Junior standing is preferred.

  • 17888 PLHRT 3100   LAB 401