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Introduction
Asparagus
Carrots
Celery
Cole Crops
Cucumbers
Eggplants
Lettuce
Muskmelon
Okra
Onion
Peas & Beans
Peppers
Potatoes
Spinach
Squash
Sweet Corn
Sweetpotato
Tomatoes
Watermelons
HORT410 - Vegetable Crops

Course Outline

Credits: 1

When: Spring Semester, First 5 weeks, MWF 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Where: HLA Room 210

Instructor: David Rhodes (Office HLA Room 114; Tel. 765-494-1312)

Students with disabilities : if you have a disability which requires some special accommodation, please make an appointment within the first 2 weeks of the semester for a visit to my office to discuss the appropriateness of the instructional methods in this class, or any academic adjustments that you may need. I have found it possible to make accommodations in the past, but it is important that we talk about this at the beginning of the semester.

Proposed Topics

For each vegetable crop, we will attempt to consider the botany of the crop, its center of origin, history, and economic importance, optimum production practices for the crop, its major diseases, insect pests and unique nutritional requirements, the major genes determining horticulturally important traits, plant breeding objectives for the crop, and potential applications of biotechnology in vegetable crop improvement.

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Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
Horticulture Building
625 Agriculture Mall Drive
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010
Last Update: 01/07/08