HORT 90M: PLANT NUTRITION & FERTILIZATION
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||12 lecture per quarter (12 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Identify nutrient deficiency in plants.
- Select fertilizer for appropriate use.
The student will be able to:
A. identify nutrients required by plants.
B. identify nutrient deficiencies in plants.
C. select fertilizers for appropriate use.
D. describe the manufacture of fertilizers.
E. describe the formulations for fertilizers.
F. demonstrate an understanding of the role plant nutrition plays in crops produced by different cultures.
A. Introduction to plant nutrition
1. Nutrient requirements of plants
2. Forms of nutrients
3. Nutrient deficiency identification
4. Organic nutrient sources
5. Ionic forms of 16 basic plant nutrients
1. Manufacture of fertilizers
2. Fertilizer formulations
3. Fertilizer delivery mechanisms
4. Understanding product labels
C. Practical application of nutrient delivery techniques
D. Use of nutrients by diverse cultures in plant propagation
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Documented active participation which furthers student knowledge of different plant nutrients and their application.
Method(s) of Instruction
C. Assigned reading activities.
D. Self-guided research.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
CRC Press. Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility Manual. 2nd ed. Amazon Digital Services, 2012.
California Fertilizer Association. Western Fertilizer Handbook - Horticulture Edition. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Prentice Hall, 1997. (This book is a seminal text for horticultural fertilization.)
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading assignments include reading approximately 10-20 pages per week from assigned text. Supplemental reading will be provided in hand-out form or through reference to online resources.