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HORT 4710: Vegetable Production and Management

(Dual-listed with HORT 5710).
Credits: 2. Contact Hours: Lecture 2.

Prereq: HORT 2210
Principles of vegetable production with emphasis on sustainable production practices, market outlets, business aspects, and risk management. Topics will include crop classification and rotation; planting methods; crop climatic conditions, physiological growth & development; soil, water, and pest management; cover cropping; season extension strategies; harvest and postharvest management and marketing. Involves visits to growers fields to observe/experience their production enterprise. Offered even-numbered years. (Typically Offered: Spring)