AG 175 :: Agroforestry
Fall 2012 @Hawaii CC

CRN: 17631 (E. HI), 17632 (W. HI)
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Orlo C. Steele
(808) 934-2627 (Ph)
(808) 934-2621 (Fax)
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Instructional Mode: ITV
Dates: 08/20/2012 - 12/10/2012
9:30am- 12:15pm
Origination Site: HawCC
Receive Sites: West Hawaii
Course Prerequisites: PreReq:“C” or better in Eng 21 or “C” or better in Eng 22 or placement in Eng 100 or placement in Eng 102; and “C” or better in Math 25 or “C” or better in Math 26 or placement in Math 120
CoReq: Ag 175L
Course Description: Designed for students in Forest TEAM and related careers. Methods of designing mixed forestry and agricultural systems combining longterm tree crops with understory plants. Topics include choosing the combination of trees and understory plants for growth characteristics, climate zone, substrate, slope and economic goals; planting methods using nitrogen fixing plants and mulch crops to build a healthy soil ecosystem; methods of reducing soil erosion; incorporating native plants and medicinal plants; plant propagation; and use of shade and mulch to reduce weed problems.
Textbooks: Agroforestry Guides for Pacific Islands (REQUIRED)
by: Elevitch and Wilkinson
Publisher: Permanent Agriculture Resources, Holualoa
ISBN: 0-97025440-7
Updated: Friday, September 28, 2012 08:41:15