This course reinforces the use of landscape design theory and appropriate plant selection through a series of problem solving exercises in which students will create and discuss design solutions. These Topics are designed to introduce students to include pesticide safety and application, pesticide modes of action, pesticide regulation, applicator licensing and certification, accepted standards for integrated pest management, and the methods and practices of preventing and controlling common landscape weeds, invertebrate and vertebrate pests, nematodes, and infectious and noninfectious plant diseases. Environmental concerns regarding pesticide resistance, surface and groundwater contamination, and other exposures will be covered. Field trips may be required.
- By successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:
- Perceive the importance of horticulture in the economy with particular reference to vegetables, fruits and grains.
- Carry out simple, but meaningful scientific research on horticultural enterprises
- Make use the acquired knowledge & practical skills to raise production of horticultural crops.
Books for this Course
- The Regents of University of California, Robert E.Blankenship