Course #: 711
Length: 1 Trimester
Grade Level: 10-12
Lab activities include: plant dissection, microscope investigations, raising plants in the greenhouse, landscaping, grooming animals, general animal care, animal housing, computer activities and much more.
Students will be exploring horticulture and agronomy concepts such as plant reproduction, plant growth responses, and crop management. As a part of this class, students will be investigating and implementing protocols for setting up a crop operation (both in a greenhouse and in a crop field). This class will then research crop varieties, establish planting timelines, and implementing Integrated Pest Management protocols.
Lab activities include: setting up a greenhouse, transplanting plugs, evaluating plant health, identifying plant pests, monitoring plant nutrition, plant propagation, planning and implementing a 5 acre crop test plot, and plant identification.