NURSERY PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

Horticulture 321

Spring Semester 2008

 

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. James E. Klett                            4 credits:          3 - 1 hour lectures

Office:  219 Shepardson                                          1 - 2 hour lab

Office Phone:  970-491-7179          Home Phone:  970-493-3542

Cell Phone: 970-218-0104                 Email: jimklett@colostate.edu

 

 

TEACHING ASSISTANT: Eric Hammond e_hammond@yahoo.com 

         

TEXTS:              There is no one text which fits the needs of this course; however, the following books will be used throughout the course:  Nursery Management - Administration and Culture, by Harold Davidson, Roy Mecklenburg and Curtis Peterson (4th Edition) and American Standard for Nursery Stock, by American Association of Nurserymen (2005 Edition).  Other reference texts will be listed on a separate sheet.

 

LECTURE AND LABORATORY:

 

Lectures will be in Shepardson 212 (M-W-F at 8:00 a.m.), and labs will meet in 113 Horticulture Greenhouse.  A lot of the lab time will be spent on field trips to local nursery operations or working on projects required for the course.  A couple of labs will be in the field gaining practical experience in routine nursery operations.  A detailed laboratory schedule will be discussed in the first lab period.

 

DESCRIPTION AND SCOPE OF COURSE:

 

This course is designed to cover total aspects of field and container nursery stock production.  Course includes site selection and development, propagation, growing procedures, harvesting, marketing, shipping, and labor and business management practices.

 

GRADING:

Lecture - Quizzes (3 announced)                                                         10%

2 hour exams (15% each)                                                    30%

Final Exam (over last 1/3 of course)                                    20%

 

Laboratory - Field Trip Reports                                                           10%

 Laboratory Reports (10%) & Special Group Project (20%) 30%    

 (Special group project will include presentation at end of

 semester)                        

TOTAL                                                                                100%

 

1.         All laboratory reports should be written in proper English.  Reports will be discounted for poor grammar and sloppy work.

2.         Reports will be due on indicated dates.  (Field trip reports on first lab meeting after field trip).  Late reports will be lowered one grade level for being late.

3.         Exam questions can be from lecture, lab, text, assigned exercises, or assigned references.

 

Grading Scale - 92-100 = A; 90-91 = A-; 87-89 = B+; 82-86=B; 80-81 = B-;   77-79 = C+;       72-76 = C; 70-71 = C-; and 60's = D;   below 60 = F

 

Attendance in class and lab will be considered in borderline cases.  If any student has a learning disability, please inform instructor at the beginning of the semester.

 

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