173 Poole Ag. Center
Phone: (864) 656-4952
FAX: (864) 656-4960
Drop by my office at 173 Plant and Animal Science Bldg. if you need help, have
any questions, concerns, suggestions, etc. If you cannot find me there,
please leave a message on my door or with Opal Rousey in Rm. 172 P&A with
a phone number where I can locate you. I will get back with you as soon
as possible. You can also call me at work (864-656-4952), leave a message on
my office answering machine, e-mail me at email@example.com,
or call me at home (864-654-6560).
There is no required textbook for this course but many students have found reading
Small Fruit Crop Management edited by G.J. Galletta and D.G. Himelrick,
to be most helpful. The book is available in the bookstore, I have a copy,
and one should be available in the library.
Basic taxonomy, anatomy, plant development, physiology, climatic requirements
and culture of the major small fruit crops (Actinidia, Fragaria, Rubus, Vaccinium
and Vitis) will be covered, as well as some historical perspectives, production
statistics, economic considerations and future trends for each crop. Labs,
field trips, guest speakers, readings and assignments will be used to support
• Identify the major small
fruit crops and the cultivated types within each crop.
• Identify major small fruit
production areas and describe the geographic, climatic and economic features
which supported and/or currently support
• Describe anatomical features,
physiological characteristics and climatic requirements
of the major small fruit crops and relate these to common
• Compare and contrast anatomical
features, physiological characteristics, climatic requirements
and cultural practices of the major small fruit crops.
• Recommend reasonable modifications
of climatic and/or cultural factors which limit production
within a given site/situation including home and commercial
• Develop reasonable diagnosis
and/or solution to common small fruit production problems.
• Share your knowledge of
small fruits with a given audience (novice, hobbyist, Master
Gardener, technical, professional) verbally, in writing and/or
|3 unit tests (100 each)
assignments and labs
|80 - 89% =
|70 -79% =
|60 -69% =
Some Things You Need To Know
• Class attendance is expected
but if you choose not to attend, it is your responsiblity
to obtain the information and assignments from your classmates.
You will not recieve credit for in-class exercises completed
not to attend.
• If you are unable to attend
lectures and/or labs (or must miss a test), contact me
well in advance (or bring a physician's excuse stating you were too
ill to attend class) to request an excused absence and to make alternative
• If you choose not to turn
in assignments by the due date, you will not be eligible for the full assigned
• The policy on academic dishonesty,
as outlined in the Clemson University Student Handbook,
is in effect for this class. Please read and
become familiar with that policy.
• If I cannot read your writing,
you will not get credit for what you have written!
• If your instructor
(me or whoever) is not in class by 10:20 a.m., and no one is present
to instruct you otherwise, then you may assume the
instructor is unable to meet class and you may leave.