Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Calculate acreage of a variety of parcel slopes.

2. Determine the required trees and vines per acre.

3. Calculate plant populations.

4. Calculate volumes of tanks, silos, bins, fuel tanks,
    and storage areas.

5. Calibrate drills, planters, sprayers, and fertilizer

6. Calculate water flow.

7. Determine metric conversions.

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.


MJC Agriculture Farm Lab - West Campus & Beckwith Laboratory
Library - 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Monday - Thursday; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Friday
Library Computer Lab
Career Development Center - 575-6239

Course Schedule (tentative) 

1. Area
     a. Acres
     b. Plants, trees, vines per acre
     c. Paint requirements
     d. Landscaped areas 

2. Volume 
            a. Tanks, silos, grain bins, bulk bins, fuel
                 tanks, fertilizer storage

            b. Concrete 

3. Calibration of Equipment
            a. Grain drills
            b. Planters
            c. Sprayers
            d. Fertilizer applicators
            e. Turf and ornamental equipment 

4. Irrigation Problems
            a. Water flow
            b. Calculations for different irrigation methods 

5. Metric System
            a. Weight
            b. Measures

6. English System
            a. Weight
            b. Measures 

7. Pest Control Advisor's Recommendations
            a. Nurse tanks
            b. Sprayer tanks 

8. Chemical Labels
            a. Mixing instructions
            b. Personal Protective Equipment 

              April 30, 2020    FINAL EXAM

Homework #1

Homework #2 

Lab Notebook Instructions      

Lab 1 - Area & Pacing

Lab 2 - Area, Determine Tree/Vine Berm Spraying

Lab 3 - Applications at High & Low rate cost

Lab 4 - Sprayer tip pattern and pressure inspection

Lab 5 - World Ag Expo

Lab 6 - Air-O-Fan, Testing Coverage

Lab 7 - Ground Sprayer Testing Calibration

Lab 8 - 

Lab 9- Stanislaus Farm Supply

Lab 10 - Soil Webinar (Look on Canvas for details)

Lab 11- Determining Actual Fertilizer Applied

Lab 12 - Fertilizer Blends


Fertilizer Characteristics 

Sierra Research Laboratories Scholarship

MJC Degree Application 

MJC Certificate Application




Instructor information


Mr. Mike Morales

office hours

M      10:30 – 1:30 & 1:45 – 2:45      
W        7:00 – 8:00 & 3:00 – 4:00
TH       1:30 – 2:30     



209 575-6209


ACE Building