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Crop Production

Agriculture Division

CROP-10 ELEMENTS OF CEREAL GRAIN PRODUCTION
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This is a study of production principles, which include botany, taxonomy, soil tillage, fertilization, variety and seed selection, pest management, harvest, processing, storage, and marketing for important fiber, food, and cereal crops in California. Covered crops will include cotton, sugar beets, wheat, rice, barley, sorghum, corn, oats, safflower, legumes for seed, and potatoes. A field trip to a major production area is required. (9/04)

CROP-12 COMMERCIAL VEGETABLE AND GARDEN PRODUCTION
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course is a study of vegetable production covering the botany, cultural production, harvesting, processing, growth characteristics, fertility, pests, and marketing of the major warm season and cool season vegetable crops in California. A field trip into a major vegetable production region is required. (9/04).

CROP-13 FORAGE CROPS
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course will cover production, harvesting, and utilization of principal California forage crops. The importance of forage crops as a supplement to livestock enterprises will also be covered. The use of forage crops as soil enhancers, and irrigated and range pastures, will be discussed.


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