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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

AGCP 3002 (AC32E) CROP PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (4 credits)

AGCP 3004 (AC32G) INTRODUCTION TO FLORICULTURE (3 credits)

Prerequisite: AG16B and AC24B Syllabus: The role of crop production in agricultural development. The linkage between the cropping system, the farming system and the agricultural system. Major factors influencing cropping system development. Typologies of cropping systems in the trop- ics and the social, economic, natural resource; requirement and technological aspects of cropping systems for selected tropi- cal crops. Approaches to evaluating cropping systems. Crop- ping system design for improving and sustaining productivity. New paradigms, including organic farming and integrated crop

management and precision agriculture. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:

40% 60%

AGCP 3003 (AC32F) POSTHARVEST SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Prerequisite: AP10B and AG22C Syllabus: A study of changes that occur in horticultural crops between harvest and the consumer. Development of post harvest han- dling systems for vegetables, herbs and spices, climacteric fruits, fresh cut fruit and vegetables, cut flowers and foliage plants,

grain and cereals, and root crops.

A study of the impact of

post harvest technology on systems development. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:

40% 60%

Prerequisite: AG16B Syllabus: The status of the international floriculture industry with spe- cial attention to the Caribbean and the importance of tropical species. People plant relations. Greenhouse production of pot- ted foliage and flowering plants, greenhouse selection, man- agement of the green house environment, crop scheduling and management. Field production of cut flowers and cut foliage. After-sales potted plant care, post harvest management and

Utilisation of cut flowers. Assessment: Course work: Examination:

40% 60%

AGCP 3005 (AC32H) LANDSCAPE AND TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

Prerequisite: AG16B Syllabus: The role of plants in human well-being, the importance of the landscape industry and the use of plants in private and public spaces. The history of gardens and garden design. Plant iden- tification techniques. Tree and shrub growth, development se- lection, establishment and maintenance. Turfgrass and ground cover growth and development, selection, establishment and maintenance. The elements and principles of landscape de- sign, design process; uses of plant materials in landscape de-

sign. Landscape installation and maintenance. Assessment: Course work: Examination:

40% 60%

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