COURSE CODE: HRT 508
COURSE TITLE: Organic and Urban Farming
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: Two Hours Lecture and Two Hours Practicals per week.
Course Coordinator: Professor F. O. Olasantan
Definition of organic and urban farming Major types of horticultural crops grown under organic and urban farming Organic and urban farming production system. Importance of organic farming and protected crop cultivation. Peculiarities of organic and urban farming. Concept of home gardening, market gardening and commercial gardening. Certification of organic horticultural products. Materials used in organic crop production.
Sources of organic fertilizer materials. Environmental and earthy implications of organic and urban farming. Influence of urbanization and environmental factors. Problems of organic, urban/dry season horticultural farming. Maintenance of soil fertility and crop protection and irrigation. Prospects of organic and urban/dry season horticultural farming.