Courses of Study: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Horticultural Science
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1.) Explain the importance of horticulture to local, state, national, and world economies.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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2.) Identify careers in horticulture.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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3.) Describe safety practices in horticulture.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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4.) Describe vegetative structures and functions in annuals, biennials, and perennials.

Examples: root for plant anchor and support, stem for plant support, leaf for photosynthesis and respiration

•  Identifying sexual reproductive structures and functions of plants
Examples: flower, fruit, seed

•  Identifying asexual reproductive structures and functions of plants
Examples: stem, root, leaf

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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5.) Describe the purpose and use of growth regulators.

Examples: rooting, growth stimulant, retardant

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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6.) Differentiate soil from soilless media in the horticulture industry.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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7.) Identify components of soil.

Examples: sand, silt, clay

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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8.) List the macronutrients and micronutrients needed for plant growth.

•  Identifying the function of macronutrients and micronutrients
Examples: major macronutrients—nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium

- secondary macronutrients—calcium, sulfur, magnesium

- micronutrients—zinc, iron, boron, copper, manganese, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, molybdenum, chloride

•  Recognizing common nutrient deficiency symptoms
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Horticultural Science
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9.) Design short- and long-term fertilization plans based on information provided by a soil test.

•  Comparing organic and inorganic fertilizers
•  Demonstrating fertilizer application methods
•  Describing pH modification procedures
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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10.) Describe various greenhouse designs and types of coverings.

Examples: designs—even-span, Gothic arch, uneven-span, Quonset, lean-to, attached or g gutter connected

- coverings—glass, polyethylene, fiberglass, acrylic, polycarbonate

•  Comparing methods used in controlling greenhouse temperatures
Examples: misting, heating, ventilating

•  Describing tables or benches used in greenhouses
Examples: wood, welded wire, prefabricated plastic

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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11.) Design greenhouse and nursery crop production schedules.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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12.) Compare container and field nurseries.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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13.) Describe techniques for maintaining plants, including pruning, mulching, fertilizing, and irrigating.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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14.) Identify common names of greenhouse and nursery plants.

•  Explaining the importance of the binomial classification system
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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15.) Identify plant damage caused by insects.

•  Describing types of pesticides
Examples: herbicides, miticides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, molluscides, nematocides

•  Describing the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) concept
•  Identifying practices required in the safe use of pesticides
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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16.) Compare hydroponic systems used in the horticulture industry.

Examples: sand culture, gravel culture, bag culture, aeroponic, continuous flow, nutrient film technique

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Horticultural Science
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17.) Design a vegetable garden plan, including site and suitable plant varieties for the local area.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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18.) Utilize various technologies in the horticulture industry.

Examples: computers, computer software, watering timers, sensors