PLSC-10 ELEMENTS OF PLANT SCIENCE (CAN AG 8)
(CSU breadth area B2/B3) 3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of fundamental structures and processes of plants. Principles to be applied cover plant structures, physiology, heredity, environmental relationship to growth, adaptation, and management of crops. Techniques of research, exploration of plant growth, and identification of economical crops will be included. (3/00)
3 units: 3 hours lecture. Advisory: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This is a study of classification, identification, and life cycle of common and poisonous weeds in California which are detrimental to cultivated crops, grasslands, animals, and man. Management practices include prevention and mechanical, biological, and chemical methods. Weed establishment and chemical resistance are also covered. (3/00)
PLSC-13 ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY
3 units: 3 hours lecture. Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course will cover insects and mites of economic importance to agriculture. Morphology, taxonomy, identification, life cycles, hosts, habitat relationships, and control methods will be discussed. Collection and labeling of specimens will be required. (3/00)
PLSC-16 PLANT PROPAGATION
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
This course teaches principles of sexual and asexual propagation, seeding, cuttings, grafting, layering, specialized plant structures for propagation, propagation media, and rooting aids.
PLSC-49 PLANT SCIENCE: PROBLEMS
2 units: 6 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course will offer students opportunity for investigating a deeper interest in the field of Plant Science. Interest areas will include but not be limited to crop breeding, propagation, crop production, student projects, greenhouse management, soil management, and soil testing. (4/00)PLSC-70 A-Z SPECIAL TOPICS IN PLANT SCIENCE
.5 - 4 units: 0.5 - 4 hours lecture, 1.5 - 12 hours lab.
This course is the study of basic principles, processes, and theories of the special topic being presented during this semester.
PLSC-71 A-Z TOPICS IN AGRICULTURAL PEST CONTROL UPDATING
1 unit: 18 total hours lecture.
This mini-course is designed to meet continuing education requirements for Agricultural Pest Control Advisors (P.C.A.), Qualified Agricultural Applicator Licensee (Q.L.), and the Qualified Applicator certificate as set forth by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (C.D.F.A.). Topics to be covered, but not restricted to plant science, are laws and regulations; pesticide management; insects, mites and other invertebrates; defoliation and plant growth regulators; nematodes; plant diseases; vertebrate pest control; and equipment and applicator safety. All topics of the course shall relate to the realm of Integrated Pest Management. This course is continually updated with the changes in laws and practices, and is presented each fall and spring semester. Each course offering must be approved by the regional continuing education accreditation committee and assigned an accreditation number as established by the C.D.F.A. (This course is offered on a credit/no credit basis.)