Course provides introduction to greenhouse construction, design, environmental control, and current trends in the industry. Fundamentals of starting a greenhouse business including safety and labor, marketing, and post-harvest considerations also covered. Efforts towards making the greenhouse industry more sustainable are explored alongside with certification options and procedures. Crops representative of current major New England crops are grown during lab. Students learn about crop selection and practices including IPM, irrigation, and fertility management. Prereq: SAFS 421 or permission of the instructor. Lab. Special fee. (Offered alternate years). Writing intensive.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): PBIO 689
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course