(University of Saskatchewan) * This is an online course.
You will learn about the role of the prairie climate in large-scale fruit production; plant breeding and cold hardiness; flowering and fruit development; fruit growth, thinning and maturity indices; harvesting techniques; and concepts of post-harvest storage are briefly discussed. Site selection, orchard establishment, planting and frost protection, as well as pruning and grafting are also covered. Fruit crops include apples, plums, pears, strawberries, raspberries, currants and saskatoon berries.
Note: It is strongly recommended that students complete Applied Botany before registering for Fruit Production.
THIS IS COURSE IS OFFERED IN TERM 2 ONLY.
Bors, Bob and Matthews, Linda. Dwarf Sour Cherries: A Guide for Commercial Production. 2004. ISBN: 978-0-88880-492-1. Approximate cost: $16.00 + GST
To order the textbook call the U of S Bookstore at (306) 966-4476 or 1-888-214-8888 or order online at www.usask.ca/consumer_services/bookstore.
Tuition: $450 (+ GST)