HRT 502 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: HRT 502

COURSE TITLE: PLANTATION CROPS PRODUCTION (POMOLOGY)

NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units

COURSE DURATION: 3 Hours

 

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Prof. I. O. O. Aiyelaagbe B. Sc., M.Sc. Ph.D.

Email: aiyelaagbeioo@unaab.edu.ng

Office Location: Room 216 COLPLANT

Other Lecturers: Dr L. A. Hammed and Dr. Mrs T. T. Joseph-Adekunle

 

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

What is a plantation? Economic importance of plantation crops. Climatic and soil requirements. Fruit tree propagation, selection and preparation of nursery site of cacao, kola, cashew, oil palm, citrus, coffee, rubber etc.  Plantation / orchard establishment: Site selection, layout, land preparation and planning.  Crop improvement / management practices.  Chemical weed and pest control.  Harvesting: Seed control, preservation, storage, packaging, processing and marketing.

Practical: Identification of different types of plantation crops. Identification of fresh fruits, seeds / nuts and primarily processed seeds / nuts of these crops. Production and management of their seedlings in the nursery. Identification of vigorous, less-vigorous, diseased and insect infested seedlings in the nursery. Criteria for selecting transplantable seedlings of these tree crops.

HRT 502 Lecture Note

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