Horticultural Technology: Plant Production Concentration A.A.S.
The Horticultural Technology program is being discontinued and is not accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Currently enrolled students will have access to courses and resources until they graduate in May 2019.
Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, the Horticulture Technology: Plant Production program will no longer be accepting new students. Current Thompson School students in this program will continue to have access to the same high-quality education and resources until they graduate in 2019.
Ornamental, food, and medicinal crop production, whether hydroponics or conventional field agriculture, are areas of great growth potential and life satisfaction. In the Horticultural Technology Plant Production Concentration, students will learn all aspects of plant crop production in controlled environments and in field production systems.
After learning the fundamentals of soil and plant science, students will develop an understanding of crop production in soil, soil-less and hydroponic systems. Other areas of study include crop scheduling, crop care, crop health management, plant production business operation, pricing and costing. Students will also learn about greenhouse design, construction, operation and management.
In addition to comprehensive classroom and field trip studies, students in this concentration will learn extensively by producing crops in the Thompson School’s fully functional greenhouse facility and potentially working in the College of Life Science and Agriculture’s high tunnel production system.
Greenhouse grower, manager, operator and owner. Controlled environment farmer. Hydroponics grower. Retail garden center manager and owner. Medicinal and recreational cannabis grow operation manager, grower, owner. Field grown and high tunnel farm crop grower, owner, manager.
34 Sage Way
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-1025