PLHRT 4175

PLHRT 4175

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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 in odd-numbered years only).

Fees Field trip fee: approximately $100 for mandatory three-day trip.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PLSCI 1101 and any PLHRT course.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

Outcomes
  • Explain the importance of the major environmental factors that affect plant growth, especially in semi-controlled environments (greenhouses).
  • 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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16922PLHRT 4175  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLSCI 1101 and any other PLHRT course.
    No remote access for this course, as the department has deemed it impossible for students to satisfactorily meet learning goals if enrolled remotely.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 16923PLHRT 4175  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 20416PLHRT 4175  LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.