Fruit and Crop Science

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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: 2019-20

WVIT 332 Advanced Viticulture
/td> WVIT 333 Advanced Viticulture

Required Courses Units
PLSC 132 Pomology I 4
PLSC 133 Pomology II 4
PLSC 190 California Vegetable Production 4
PLSC 203 Organic Enterprise Project
or PLSC 205 Orchard and Vegetable Enterprise Project
or PLSC 333 Greenhouse Vegetable Production
PLSC/BRAE 244 Precision Farming 4
PLSC 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
PLSC 150 Forage Crops 4
PLSC 175 Beekeeping 3
PLSC 200 Special Problems for Undergraduates 1-4
PLSC 240 Commercial Seed Production 4
PLSC 327 Vertebrate Pest Management 4
PLSC 334 Greenhouse Vegetable Enterprise Project 2
PLSC 339 Internship in Horticulture and Crop Science 1-4
PLSC 340 Principles of Greenhouse Environment 4
PLSC 355 Citrus and Avocado Fruit Production 4
PLSC 400 Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates 1-4
PLSC 406 Advanced Weed Management 4
PLSC/WVIT 414 Grape Pest Management 4
PLSC 420 Organic Crop Producton Systems 4
PLSC 423 Advanced Vegetable Science 4
PLSC 427 Disease and Pest Control Systems for Ornamental Plants 4
PLSC 431 Insect Pest Management 4
PLSC 441 Biological Control for Pest Management 4
PLSC 445 Cropping Systems 4
PLSC 450 Current Issues in the Strawberry Industry 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
WVIT 233 Basic Viticulture 4
WVIT/AEPS 331 Advanced Viticulture 4
WVIT 332 Advanced Viticulture 4
WVIT 333 Advanced Viticulture 4

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