Welcome - Controlled Environment Agriculture I (A) HORT 2010   Controlled Environment Agriculture I (A)
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Topic include: site selection, types of greenhouses, heating systems, ventilation; relative humidity; automatic controls; soils and planting media; benches, beds and containers; propagation facilities; lighting; atmosphere modification; water; nutrition; chemical growth regulators; and the culture of cut flowers, potted floral crops, greenhouse vegetables, herbs and bedding plants. There is a particular emphasis on new plant introductions for gardening (hanging baskets and deck/patio planters); and marketing aspects such as capitalizing on plant, colour and landscaping trends and 'destination' marketing. Outdoor cut flower (both fresh and dried) production is also discussed.
NOTES: Winter semester
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab

LAB HOURS PER WEEK: 2
PREREQUISITES: PLSC 1001