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AGPS 5103 - Sustainable Vegetb Prodtn Tech
AGPS 1103 with grade D or better
Students will learn how to site, design, and manage a small-scale vegetable farm using organic and/or other sustainable practices that support niche-marketing strategies. Particular attention will be paid to crop sequences appropriate for the climates and soils of the Northeastern United States. Students will gain hands-on experience in building soil quality, starting transplants, identifying and managing pests, harvesting and marketing of vegetables. Later in the course students will work with sustainable winter-production technologies, including passively-heated high tunnels and intensive vegetable production using hydroponic techniques.