From CALPADS: Introduction to Plant Science
This course provides knowledge about the propagation of plants for food and fiber. These courses may cover such topics as plant growth and health, irrigation, pest and weed control, food and fiber processing, and farm operations. They may also cover the knowledge and skills needed to produce all types of crops or may emphasize a particular area of the agricultural industry.
|Occupation Name||Occupation Code|
|Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation||37-3012.00|
|Farm Equipment Mechanics||49-3041.00|
|Farmers and Ranchers||11-9012.00|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers||45-1011.07|
|Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers||11-9011.00|
|Soil and Plant Scientists||19-1013.00|
|Crop and Livestock Managers||11-9011.02|
|Farm and Home Management Advisors||25-9021.00|
|Soil and Water Conservationists||19-1031.01|
|Nursery and Greenhouse Managers||11-9011.01|
|Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop||45-2092.02|
|Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||25-1041.00|
|Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse||45-2092.00|
This unit contains lessons about how to classify and identify plants.
This unit contains lessons about cell biology: cell differences, functions and parts.
This unit contains lessons about plant systems, seeds, nutrition, influential factors for growth, tissues and plant responses to those factors.
This unit addresses plant reproduction and propagation techniques.
This unit contains lessons about plant pests: identification, roles and controls.
This unit addresses soil properties and soil biology.
This unit has lessons about soil management and conservation, surveying and preparation and soil information resources.
This unit contains lessons about water history, issues, rights, laws and water transfer, as well as the agencies and regulations pertaining to water.
This unit addresses "whole-system management" of plant production.
This unit has lessons about local plant production practices.
In the STEM Integrated Project, "The Power of a Healing Garden," students will explore psychological disorders such as PTSD and depression and look at current methods of treatment. Students will then use their knowledge in the development of a therapeutic garden, including funding, garden maintenance and digital design.
In the PBL Project "Developing an Environmental Impact Report,"students will develop an Environmental Impact Report by analyzing a site before a construction project is being proposed. Students will test the soil quality, observe natural surroundings, wildlife currently living at the site, learn about the public policy of building construction, and inform the community and city officials of the impacts before we place "that" there.
This unit addresses current and changing technology and the effects on plant agriculture.
The lessons in this unit will consist of activities that teach the student how to write a portfolio for a student organization or for a future job.