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
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
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.
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%
Tests, Quizzes, Homework, Lab Notebook, and
Classroom Exercises 90%
Office: Ag 118
Office Hours: To be held in the Ace Building on
M 4:30 - 5:30 MACE
T 2:00 - 3:00 MACE
TH 12:45 - 3:45 MACE
Phone Number: 575-6209
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Discuss the history & value of the grape.
2. Identify principle California & Central Valley
3. Select grape varieties for various conditions &
4. Describe the cultural sequence in local grape
5. Relate the theory & practice of vine pruning.
6. Demonstrate the recommended local training &
7. Select rootstocks for specific purposes &
8. Calculate vineyard development & annual
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
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.
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
Course Schedule (tentative)
Chapter 1 Chapter 13
Chapter 2 Chapter 14
Chapter 3 Chapter 15
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