PLHRT 4450

PLHRT 4450

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

The ecology and technology of deciduous tree-fruit production. Topics include basic tree and fruit physiology; orchard renovation and design systems; nutrition, irrigation, and freeze protection practices; tree pruning and training; post-harvest fruit storage; marketing and economic spreadsheet models; monitoring and decision-making systems for integrated pest management; and efficient use of orchard equipment. Emphasizes the agroecology of perennial crop systems, with labs providing hands-on experience in orchard management.

When Offered Spring (offered in odd-numbered years only).

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: two college-level biology courses. Recommended prerequisite: previous horticulture/plant science courses.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

Outcomes
  • Make critical decisions required for successful orchard management.
  • Find and evaluate essential information sources about orchards.
  • Understand and integrate key ecological, physiological, environmental, and economic issues in sustainable orchard systems.
  • Select the optimal systems for orchard management.
  • Plant, prune, and train fruit trees successfully; and harvest, store and market fruit efficiently.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17688PLHRT 4450  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Prerequisites: College-level general biology.
    Hybrid: rotational in-person attendance to be determined by instructor. 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.

  • 17689PLHRT 4450  LAB 401

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

  • 18798PLHRT 4450  LAB 402

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