The course introduces the science and technology of horticulture: Growing cannabis for medical purposes. The course is structured to provide you a survey of marijuana horticulture. The process will include understanding fundamental concepts integral to all aspects of production, such as understanding climate and soil, watering schedules, managing pests, harvesting, growing indoors or outdoors, and managing nutrient levels. Another important aspect of cannabis horticulture is cultivating Terpenes, which are small molecules that give cannabis its flavor and aroma. Terpenes also provide unique medical properties, which allow certain strains to be more appropriate for specific medical conditions. Lastly, cloning plants will be addressed. Note: Because of current PA Laws, cannabis will not be grown on campus. Plants that have similar growth patterns will be germinated and harvested.
Credit Hours: Lecture – 2, Lab – 2, Credits – 3