COURSE CODE: HRT 501
COURSE TITLE: Vegetable crops production
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: Two Hours Lecture and Two Hours Practicals per week.
Course Coordinator: Professor F. O. Olasantan
Other Lecturers: Dr. E. A. Makinde and Dr. A. W. Salau.
Principles and practices of vegetable crops production. Major classes of vegetables- indigenous, exotic and wild vegetables. Factors influencing site selection – climatic and soil requirements. Field establishment, management, cultural practices. Processing, storage and marketing. Problems of vegetable production.
Practical: Raising vegetable transplants in the nursery. Seed identification. Fresh produce identification. Visit to appropriate establishments.