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COURSE NUMBER: HORT288
COURSE TITLE:Greenhouse Culture
DIVISION:Technology
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:60
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Principles of Greenhouse operation with emphasis on watering, fertilization, ventilation, heating and humidity. Modern technical applications and cultural requirements used in the production of cut flowers and pot plants, bedding plants under glass.

NOTES: This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Have a working knowledge of greenhouse operations, heating, cooling and ventilation.
  • Know how to water, fertilize, and do plant propagation in the greenhouse.
  • Understand the production of the major greenhouse cut flower crops.
  • Identify and control insect and disease problems on greenhouse crops.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Floriculture Industry
  2. Containers
  3. Types of Greenhouses
  4. Bench Construction
  5. Heating Greenhouses
  6. Cooling Greenhouses
  7. Soils, Organic, Artificial (soil less) and Amendments
  8. Soil Sterilization
  9. Light and Plant Growth
  10. Application Fertilizer
  11. Water Requirements
  12. Greenhouse Pest Control-Insects and Diseases
  13. Sexual Propagation
  14. Poinsettias
  15. Easter Lilies
  16. Chrysanthemums

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
  • Weekly Quizzes
  • Laboratory activities
  • Final Exam
STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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