Thursday, February 25, 2016

Salad greens- Vegetable Production class

Dr. Ajay Nair
Department of Horticulture
Iowa State University

Students in HORT 471 (Vegetable Production and Management) course are growing variety of vegetables in HORT greenhouse. Crops were seeded/transplanted on soil benches with medium consisting of soil, compost, and peat. The course provides students with theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience required for successfully producing vegetable crops. Some of the crops being grown include leafy greens (arugula, tatsoi, lettuce, mizuna, bok choy), summer squash, carrot, pepper, tomato, pole bean, bush bean, sweet corn, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, brussels sprout, and radish. Students had a great time collecting data, harvesting greens, and enjoyed a full-service salad bar yesterday (24 February, 2016). Check out the pictures:

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