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California's Top 15 Horticulture and Crops Commodities

1. Grapes
2. Nursery Products
3. Almonds (shelled)
4. Lettuce
5. Berries, Strawberries
6. Tomatoes
7. Flowers and Foliage
8. Rice
9. Hay, Alfalfa and Other
10. Walnuts
11. Broccoli
12. Oranges
13. Pistachios
14. Carrots
15. Lemons
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The AEPS Major: Fruit and Crop Science Concentration

HCS Fruit and Crop Science Information and Course Requirements

The Fruit and Crop Science concentration provides students with detailed knowledge of the production of tree fruits and nuts, grapes, small fruits, vegetables and other row crops, and forages. The concentration details factors influencing the growth, development, and productivity of these crops (e.g., site selection, cultivar selection, field and plant establishment, pest management, harvesting, and postharvest handling). The concentration also focuses on ongoing and newly emerging specialty industries and concerns such as beekeeping, postharvest technology, plant breeding and biotechnology, integrated pest management, and precision agriculture.

Fruit and Crop Science Concentration

Required Courses Units
AEPS 132 Pomology I 4
AEPS 133 Pomology II 4
AEPS 190 California Vegetable Production 4
AEPS 202 Fruit Enterprise Project
or AEPS 203 Organic Enterprise
or AEPS 204 Vegetable Enterprise Project
2
AEPS 244 Precision Farming 4
AEPS 421 Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops 4
Total: 22
Approved Electives: 20
Total Units in Concentration: 42
Approved Electives: Consultation with advisor is recommended prior to selecting approved electives; bear in mind your selections may impact pursuit of post-baccalaureate studies and/or goals. At least 11 units must be upper-division. 20
AEPS 150 Forage Crops 4
AEPS 175 Beekeeping 3
AEPS 240 Commercial Seed Production 4
AEPS/AG 315 Organic Agriculture 4
AEPS 327 Vertebrate Pest Management 4
AEPS 327 Vertebrate Pest Management 4
AEPS 333 Greenhouse Vegetable Production 2
AEPS 339 Internship in Horticulture and Crop Science 1-4
AEPS 340 Principles of Greenhouse Environment 4
AEPS 355 Citrus and Avocado Fruit Production 4
AEPS 402 Fruit Enterprise Project Management
or AEPS 403 Organic Enterprise Project Management
or AEPS 404 Vegetable Enterprise Project Management
2
AEPS 406 Advanced Weed Management 4
AEPS/WVIT 414 Grape Pest Management 4
AEPS 423 Advanced Vegetable Science 4
AEPS 427 Disease and Pest Control Systems for Ornamental Plants 4
AEPS 431 Insect Pest Management 4
AEPS 441 Biological Control for Pest Management 4
AEPS 445 Cropping Systems 4
AG/ASCI 360 Holistic Management 4
BRAE 405 Chemigation 1
BRAE 438 Drip/Micro Irrigation 4
BRAE 440 Agricultural Irrigation Systems 4
FSN 275 Elements of Food Safety 4
SS 321 Soil Morphology 4
SS 322 Soil Plant Relationships 4
SS 402 Soil, Compost, and Water Testing Enterprise 3
WVIT 232 Basic Viticulture 4
WVIT 331 Advanced Viticulture - Fall
or WVIT 332 Advanced Viticulture - Winter
or WVIT 333 Advanced Viticulture - Spring
4