Unit Code: AGR508

Unit Title: Organic Vegetable Production

This course introduces students to the principle practices of horticulture industry and covers the following instructional areas: vegetable/fruit crops origins, the importance of organic vegetable production in the country, identifications of suitable early-maturing fruits and vegetables in different parts of the Solomon Islands, temperature range and soil systems for fruits/vegetable productions, site selection and soil requirement for vegetables and fruit crops, principles of plant propagations, modern production systems, seed technology, land preparation and crop rotation, morphology and husbandry of important vegetable crops in the Solomon Islands and south pacific region. The course will also cover amenity horticulture – ornamental plants and landscaping concepts, intercropping fruit trees with other horticultural crops and designing a basic plant breeding programme.