SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND PLANT PRODUCTION - SUMMER

  • Program: Landscape and Horticulture Careers
  • Course: Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Summer
  • Course #: LNDC1187
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the production, culture and marketing of summer floriculture crops as well as the production, harvest and marketing of food crops using sustainable practices. Special emphasis will be given to fall mum production, organic cropping, community supported agriculture, vermiculture practices, mushroom cultivation, permaculture systems, aquaponics, vegetable gardening, strawbale production, microgreen production, outdoor cutflower production and high tunnel food production.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Perform crop production with hydroponics
Create a production schedule for each crop grown
Manipulate growth parameters
Manipulate photoperiods
Determine crop fertilizer programs
Execute crop harvesting procedures
Apply postproduction techniques
Identify crop insects
Diagnose crop diseases
Document crop information in journal

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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