This course discusses the components, tools and skills needed to operate a greenhouse. Topics include greenhouse structures, heating and cooling systems, greenhouse soils, light, temperature, humidity and plant and soil-water relationships.
Nursery and greenhouse personnel interested in effectively growing healthy crops while generating financial return.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Comprehend how plants in a closed environment respond to and use the environmental elements of light, temperature, carbon dioxide, water and humidity
- Summarize and describe common greenhouse design features and the materials used to build them
- Distinguish the various types of environmental control systems used in closed environments and be able to apply this knowledge to design basic manual or automated environmental control systems
- Apply fertilizing techniques in a closed environment system
- The Greenhouse Environment
- Greenhouse Water and Irrigation
- Insect Control
- Greenhouse Disease
- Greenhouse Heat Loss
- Greenhouse Computers
- Post Harvest Horticulture
|Case Studies (x2 @ 15%)||30%|
|Quizzes (x4 @10% each)||40%|
*Grading Scheme subject to change.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Growing Plants for Profit Certificate : Required Courses