HRT 505 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: HRT 505
COURSE TITLE: Dessert Fruit Crops
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week
COURSE DETAILS:
Course Coordinator: Dr L. A. Hammed B. Sc., M. Sc., Ph.D.
Email: lahammed@unaab.edu.ng
Office Location: Room 141, COLPLANT
COURSE SYNOPSIS:
Definition of dessert fruit crops. Major classes of dessert fruit crops. Indigenous, wild and exotic fruits. Economic importance of fruits. Factors affecting their cultivation. Climatic and soil requirements. Distribution of dessert fruit crops – mango, plantain, banana, pawpaw, guava, pineapple, apple, passion-fruit, citrus, grape, date-palm etc. Site selection, layout, land preparation, planting. Crop improvement practices. Orchard maintenance.  Harvesting, grading, storage, packaging, processing and marketing.
Practical: Land preparation techniques, nurseries and management. Visits to orchards of the crops named above. Seed and fresh fruits identification. Grape and vine pruning and training. Grape and resin processing.

Last Updated on May 8, 2012 by admin

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