PLHRT 5175

PLHRT 5175

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

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.

Comments Offered in even-numbered years only. Mandatory two-day, one-overnight field trip.

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one laboratory, and one field studies. Combined with: PLHRT 4175

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  2770 PLHRT 5175   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2771 PLHRT 5175   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2772 PLHRT 5175   LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference given to Plant Sciences and SIPS MPS students. Mandatory two-day, one-overnight field trip.

  • 18916 PLHRT 5175   FLD 801

    • FS TBA
    • Mar 22 - Mar 23, 2024
    • Miller, W

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference given to Plant Sciences majors and SIPS MPS students.