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Fruit and Vegetable Management

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Fruit and Vegetable Management (120 Hours)

The Fruit and Vegetable Management major offers specialization in the science and practice of growing, harvesting, handling, storing, processing, and marketing tree fruits, small fruits, and vegetables. Students will learn the most efficient and sustainable management practices involving state-of-the-art production systems for the diverse fruit and vegetable crops produced in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Graduates can look forward to careers as growers and farm managers, production field advisors, sales representatives in the horticultural services industry, managers of produce firms, and brokers and marketers of fruit and vegetable products.
First Year
First TermHours
Chem 101 [P] or Chem 105 [P] (GER)4
EconS 101 [S] or Econ 102 [S] (GER)3
Engl 101 [W] (GER)3
GenEd 110 [A] or 111 [A] (GER)3
Hort 1023
Second TermHours
Biol 106 [B] (GER)4
Chem 102 [P] or Chem 106 [P] (GER)4
GenEd 110 [A] or 111 [A] (GER)3
Hort 2024
Second Year
First TermHours
Biol 120 [B] or Biol 107 [B] (GER)4
H D 205 [C] or ComSt 102 [C] (GER)3
SoilS 201 [B] (GER)3
Stat 212 [N], Math 140 [N], Math 171 [N] or Math 202 [N] (GER)3 or 4
Second TermHours
Arts & Humanities [H,G] (GER)13
Fruit & Veg Mgt Elective2
Hort 2514
Sustainability Elective23
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
Anth 203 [K] or Anth 309 [K] (GER)3
Hort 3103
Hort 3133
IPM 20133
Pest Management Elective43
Second TermHours
Arts & Humanities [H,G] or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER)3
Entom 34053
Environmental Hort. Elective3
Hort 416 or CropS 411 [M] 3
Tier III [T] (GER) (Biol 408 Rec)13
Third TermHours
Hort 3993
Fourth Year
First TermHours
Hort 3203
Hort 3211
Hort 418 [M]3
Pl P 300 or Pl P 4292 or 3
Sustainability Elective23
Open Elective3
Second TermHours
400-500-level Seminar in CAHNRS1
Advanced Fruit or Vegetable Elective63
Hort 425 [M]3
Pest Management Elective43
SoilS 4413

1One of the Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences courses [H,G,S,K], or the Tier III [T] course should be double-designated as a Diversity [D] course.
2Sustainability Elective (6 credits): BIOLOGY 330, 372; ENVR SCI 101, 285, 469; SOIL SCI 101, 480; and/or consult with your advisor.
3IPM 452 can be taken as an alternative to IPM 201.
4Pest Management Elective (6 credits): CROP SCI 305; PL P 300, 429; and/or consult with your advisor.
5ENTOM 343 can be taken as an alternative to ENTOM 340.
6Advanced Fruit or Vegetable Elective (at least 1 course): HORT 413, 421 [M], or 490.

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