This course covers principles and practices that are fundamental to small-scale tropical agriculture.
Course content focuses mainly on crop production within systems. It covers basic requirements of
successful cropping including quality seed, adequate water, healthy soil, and productive plants.
Students will gain hands-on experience in meeting these requirements. Woven throughout the
course will be instruction on factors such as climate, cost, resource availability, and level of risk that
guide farmers’ management decisions and adoption of practices. Thus, students will be equipped
with foundational knowledge and skills to grow food in ways that are appropriate to farmers’
growing conditions and needs.
Note: This course is taught in Florida at the ECHO Global Demonstration and Research Farm.
Course DetailsLevel: Master's Level
Credit hours: 2
Term(s) course is offered: Year-term
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
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