Agriculture

A. Emmsley

Program Learning Outcomes

Classes

AG 92U : Open Topic

Meets local interests in agriculture. Varies specific content for each topic to match job site or geographical needs and conditions. Credit in AG 92U is not applicable toward a degree in Agriculture. AG 92U may be repeated without limit for credit.

Credits

1

AG 101 : Home Gardening

Introduces ornamental and vegetable gardening for the home gardener. Includes landscape installation and maintenance. Intended for non-majors.

Credits

3

AG 103 : Sustainable Agriculture Systems

Explores sustainable agriculture systems in Hawai‘i and the world. Compares various sustainable models. Examines various sectors of production agriculture and related agribusinesses in Hawai‘i. Field trips to farms, processors, and wholesalers.

Credits

2

AG 104 : Food Safety & Post Harvest Handling

Examines Food Safety Certification requirements for farms. Explores and evaluates post harvest handling of farm products including vegetables, fruits, meats, and flowers. Identifies and evaluates standard wholesale and retail packaging for various farm products. Reviews worker protection standards.

Credits

1

AG 113 : Organic Certification

Outlines the requirements for certified organic farms. Examines process of transitioning to organic farming. Examines and evaluates record keeping requirements and accepted products and practices.

Credits

1

AG 122 : Soil Technology

Studies identification, preparation, and fertilization of soils; amendments, sterilization, mulching, and composting methods. Includes soil testing, microbiology, and soil moisture. Emphasizes sustainable management systems.

Credits

3

AG 162 : Introduction to Beekeeping

Introduces the biology and behavior of honeybees and best management practices for hive management. Develops hands-on skills for hive inspection, maintenance, and management techniques to control honeybee diseases and pests. Investigates alternative pollinators.

Credits

2

AG 163 : Advanced Beekeeping

Provides the student with additional hands on training in all aspects of beekeeping. Honeybee hive inspection, maintenance, and best management practices carried out under limited supervision of instructor. Examines honeybee diseases and pests and the management techniques for these problems. Primary topics include and not limited to: Swarm Trapping, Swarm Management, Hive Splits, Queen Rearing and Value Added Products.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

AG 162 with grade B or better, or consent.

AG 174 : Insects & Their Control

Introduces basic morphology and classification of insects. Studies destructive and beneficial insects. Covers principles of cultural, mechanical, legislative, biological, and chemical control. Investigates sustainability of control methods.

Credits

3

AG 200 : Principles of Horticulture

Introduces plant botany and physiology. Discusses plant nutrients, moisture, and environmental requirements and plant propagation. Studies culture and production techniques for selected ornamental crops.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENG 22 with grade C or better, or placement at ENG 100, or consent.

Corequisites

AG 200L.

AG 200L : Principles of Horticulture Lab

Lab to accompany AG 200. Examine internal and external plant anatomy, plant growth, and physiology. Propagate plants by sexual and asexual methods. Produce a commercial horticulture crop.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

ENG 22 with grade C or better, or placement at ENG 100, or consent.

Corequisites

AG 200

AG 201 : Introduction to Plant Disease

Introduces classification, morphology, and biology of fungi, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes that attack economic crops. Covers diagnosis and control of plant diseases. Investigates sustainability of control methods.

Credits

3

AG 230 : Agricultural Business Management

Introduces farm and landscape management practices including decision making, record keeping, cash flow, financial statements, ratio analysis, use of computers as a management tool, and marketing of agricultural products and services.

Credits

3

AG 232 : Farm Tractor & Equipment Operation

Teaches operation of a rototiller and wheel type tractor with allied implements on the College farm. Includes safety, maintenance, three point hitch hookups, hydraulics, and field adjustments.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Consent.

AG 235 : Irrigation Principles & Design

Examines types of irrigation systems including materials, equipment, and installation. Discusses evapotranspiration and soil moisture relations. Calculates hydraulic and operational parameters of irrigation systems. Designs an irrigation system to scale.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MATH 75X with grade C or better or placement at least MATH 82, or consent.

AG 251 : Sustainable Crop Production

Introduces production methods for selected crops including propagation planting, fertilization, irrigation, pest control, harvesting, and marketing. Evaluates conventional and alternative methods of production and analyzes effects of these practices. Examines economic and social impacts. Field trips to production areas.

Credits

4

AG 252 : Sustainable Crop Production II

Reinforces production practices for sustainable agriculture. Develops skills in designing, planning, and executing a sustainable production system for wholesale and retail sales. Determines cost of production and integrates multiple marketing practices. Evaluates products, cultural practices, and marketing methods. Practices farm record keeping.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

AG 251 with grade C or better, or consent.

AG 253 : Hawaiian Food Plants: Traditional and Contemporary Production

Explores commercial production of traditional food crops of Hawai‘i. Compares traditional geographical centers of production to contemporary production areas. Compares and contrasts traditional and contemporary cultural production practices. Explores modern markets for traditional crops. Teaches production techniques including propagation, planting, fertility, harvest, and post harvest methods. Identifies common varieties of traditional crops.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

AG 200 or BOT 105/HWST 211, either with grade C or better, or consent.

AG 260 : Tropical Landscape

Introduces the student to the elements of landscape design, planning and plan implementation. The areas covered include design principles, functional aesthetics, reading and development, landscape plants, and cost estimates. (Formerly AG 250.)

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Either AG 265 and 265L, or AG 269, or consent.

AG 261 : Turfgrass Management

Studies identification, planting, and maintenance of turfgrasses for home, park, and golf areas. Discusses watering and fertilizing. Treats insect, disease, and weed control. (Formerly AG 260.)

Credits

3

AG 264 : Plant Propagation

Introduces theoretical and applied aspects of sexual and asexual reproduction of plants. Discusses propagation of selected plants by seed, cuttings, grafting, budding, layering, and division.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

AG 200, or consent.

AG 265 : Horticulture of Hawaiian Plants

Explores the biology, ecology, and adaptations of plants focusing on endemic and indigenous Hawaiian and Polynesian introduced. Teaches techniques of horticulture including propagation, cultivation, and management. Introduces uses of plants in landscaping and native habitat restoration projects.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

AG 200 or BOT 105/HWST 211, either with grade C or better, or consent.

Corequisites

AG 265L.

AG 266 : Greenhouse & Nursery Management

Introduces management practices for production and operation of nurseries and greenhouses in Hawai‘i. Includes environmental factors, structures, materials, sanitation, pests, and diseases.

Credits

3

AG 269 : Ornamental Plant Materials

Presents identification, use, propagation, and cultural requirements of trees, shrubs, vines, and ground covers used in Hawaiian landscapes.

Credits

3

AG 281 : Weed Science

Teaches weed classification, identification, ecology, and principles of weed control. Emphasizes properties, uses, action, and safety of herbicides and pesticides.

Credits

3