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HRT 251  Organic Farming Principles and Practices

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
History and principles of organic farming. Farms as ecological systems. Certification process and agencies. Organic matter management, the soil food web, and nutrient availability. Biodiversity, crop rotations, plant competition, ground cover, and plant health. Integrating crops and animals. Organic animal husbandry. Field trip required.
Interdepartmental With:
Crop and Soil Sciences
Administered By:
Horticulture
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open