Minors

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AEPS Major : Minors

Crop Science

Designed for students majoring in related academic disciplines who desire careers in crop production or its associated industries. The minor offers a broad-based knowledge of the science and technology of agronomy and vegetable production, especially as practiced in California. Not open to AEPS majors concentrating in Fruit and Crop Science or Plant Protection Science. 

Crop Science Minor Coordinator: Dr. Wyatt Brown, Bldg. 11, Rm. 232

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Fruit Science

The minor is designed for students majoring in related academic disciplines who desire to seek careers in fruit production or its associated industries. The minor offers a broad-based knowledge of the science and technology of fruit and nut production. Not open to AEPS majors concentrating in Fruit and Crop Science or Plant Protection Science.  

Fruit Science Minor Coordinator: Dr. Lauren Garner, Bldg. 11, Rm. 237

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Landscape Horticulture

The minor provides students with an understanding of the landscape horticultural industry and provides basic skills to understand the design, installation, and maintenance of landscapes. Students develop a knowledge of landscape plants and plant care as well as the basics of landscape contracting, including construction processes and materials used in the landscape industry. Students may learn advanced skills and concepts in the areas of turfgrass for golf course/sports field applications, design/build, plant care and arboriculture. Not open to AEPS majors concentrating in Environmental Horticultural Science.

Landscape Horticulture Minor Coordinator: Dr. Benjamin Hoover, Bldg. 11, Rm. 251 

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Plant Protection

This program emphasizes both plant protection and plant production. Within the plant protection field of study, the student is exposed to a broad range of pest management subjects including entomology, plant pathology, and weed control. Within the production area the student may emphasize fruit production, crop production, ornamental horticulture, or natural resource management. Not open to AEPS majors.  

Plant Protection Science Minor Coordinator: Dr. David Headrick, Bldg. 11, Rm. 235 

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Sustainable Agriculture Minor

Approach modern agricultural problems from a holistic perspective

A minor in Sustainable Agriculture is open to all Cal Poly students. In it, students approach modern agricultural problems from a holistic perspective, emphasizing agricultural planning integrated with ecological principles. Through experience in sustainable agricultural practices, students learn about a farm in the context of an agro-ecosystem: a system whose processes and relationships can be manipulated to allow production with fewer adverse environmental impacts and external inputs. Students develop knowledge and skills involving holistic management, crop production, and adaptive decision-making in a hands-on environment

Faculty advisor for the minor is Dr. Ashraf Tubeileh

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