Catalog 2013-2014

Organic Crop Production

  • Semester: Summer
  • Course Number: AS209
  • Instructors: Gwyneth Harris
  • Credit: 3

Course Description

In this course students will engage in propagation, management, and harvesting of a large variety or vegetables and crops using organic methods.  This course will focus on crop families and the needs of these families to achieve successful yields.  Students will cover basic principles of organic soil fertility management and health through cover cropping, compost production, and crop rotation.  The course will combine lecture, reading, discussion, and practical work in the college gardens.  Students will learn about planning, planting, harvesting,