Subject: Plant Science
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 2 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Plant Sciences


Fundamentals of fruit production will be taught including cold hardiness, site selection, site development, cultural management, pruning, training, pollination, ripening, hand harvesting, weed management, IPM, machine harvesting, post-harvest handling and marketing. General needs and challenges of tree fruits, bush fruits, vines and ground fruits will be covered. More details will be given for fruit crops with the best potential for commercial development in the Canadian Prairies and far north regions. Haskap, dwarf sour cherries, and saskatoons will be particularly emphasized. Hands on labs will give students orchard skills.

Prerequisite(s): PLSC 220.
Note: Offered in even-numbered years.

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