Course Description:

What is this course about?

California grape production; study of table, wine, & raisin grape varieties, uses, adoptions & products; production practices, propagation, & planting; training, pruning & irrigation systems; recognition & control of grape pests & diseases.  Student is required to design a new vineyard and critique an existing operation.

Section #          7111

Units                 3

Location            MACE 170 - Lec

                        MACE 170 - Lab

Time                 Tuesday (Lec)       7:00 – 7:50

                        Tuesday (Lab)       7:55 – 11:00 

                        Thursday (Lec)     11:05–12:10     

Final                  Dec. 12, 2017     7:00 – 9:50

Last day to
drop without a “W”                     September 10th. 5 pm

Last day to
drop a class                              November 16th. 5 pm

Required Text:

General Viticulture, Winkler

Supplemental Texts (Not Mandatory)

Biology Online Lab - Leaf Lab ISBN 0-8053-6534-6

Grading and Evaluation:

Grades are earned by the students and are a reflection of their effort and understanding of the material.  Class participation is important and graded.  All homework must be typed, double-spaced, 1” margins, 12-point font, & Times New Roman.  Pop quizzes will not be made up under any conditions.  There will be no late papers accepted without prior arrangements. Make-up exams will be given for excused absences.  You can E-mail your homework to me if you will not be able to attend class.

Grade Scale:

The syllabus is tentative.  There will be many other activities, assignments and topics covered during the course of the semester and the syllabus will be adjusted accordingly.

A         90-100%                    D         60-69%

B         80-89%                      F          Below 59%

C         70-79%
 

Tests, Quizzes, Homework, Lab Notebook, and

Classroom Exercises                                  90%

Participation                                             10%

 

Instructor Information:

Office:              Ag 118

Office Hours:  To be held in the Ace Building on
                     West campus.   

                       M    4:30 - 5:30 MACE
                       T     2:00 - 3:00 MACE
                       TH 12:45 - 3:45 MACE 

Phone Number:  575-6209

Division Office   
Number:           575-6200
 
email address: moralesmi@mjc.edu    

 

Student Learning Outcomes:

After the student is given instruction on the steps one would consider when preparing a field to be planted, they will be able to design a field preparation plan to accomplish this task for table grape, raisin grape, and wine grape vineyards.

 

 

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

1.  Discuss the history & value of the grape.

2.  Identify principle California & Central Valley
    grape varieties. 

3.  Select grape varieties for various conditions &
     purposes.

4.  Describe the cultural sequence in local grape
     production.

5.  Relate the theory & practice of vine pruning.

6.  Demonstrate the recommended local training &
     pruning practices. 

7.  Select rootstocks for specific purposes &
     conditions. 

8.  Calculate vineyard development & annual
     operational costs. 

9.  Identify common grape pests & diseases.

10. Select disease & pest control programs.

11. Operate common vineyard equipment.

12. Evaluate an existing vineyard.

13. Calculate acreage & determine planting
     distances.

14. Plan & design a vineyard.

 

Classroom disturbances: Cell phones are to be turned off while in the classroom.  If you are seen using a cell phone, you will be asked to leave the lecture.  

In addition, no other electronic devices may be used in the class.

 

STATEMENT OF STUDENT AUDIENCE:

Students enrolled in this class are not required to have prior experience or knowledge in plant science.  It is an introductory course intended for three groups: students in degree or certificate programs, students seeking additional career skills and/or students with personal interest in agriculture.

INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITIES:

MJC Agriculture Farm Lab - West Campus & Beckwith

Library -8 a.m. - 9 p.m.- Monday - Thursday;8 a.m. - 5 p.m.- Friday

Research Information Course - CD ROM Database and OPUS

Library Computer Lab

Career Development Center- 575-6239

Lab Notebook Instructions 

MJC General Scholarship

Course Schedule (tentative) 

Chapter 1                                  Chapter 13

Chapter 2                                  Chapter 14

Chapter 3                                  Chapter 15

Chapter 4                                  Chapter 16

Chapter 5                                  Chapter 17

Chapter 6                                  Chapter 18

Chapter 7                                  Chapter 19

Chapter 8                                  Chapter 20

Chapter 9                                  Chapter 21

Chapter 10                                Chapter 22

Chapter 11                                Chapter 23

Chapter 12                                Chapter 24

 

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Lab #2

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