Environmental factors and horticultural practices affecting optimum
production of floral, fruit, ornamental, and vegetable crops. Survey
of the various areas of horticulture and their importance to society.
102 Experience Horticulture 1(0,2)
the art, science, business, and diversity of horticulture through visits
to greenhouses, nurseries, botanical gardens, athletic fields, golf
courses, orchards, farms, and research fields and laboratories. Students
learn about horticulture from a cross section of professionals sharing
their work experiences. Preq: Freshman or sophomore
standing in Horticulture or Turfgrass.
202 Selected Topics 1-3(1-3,0)
Introduction to developing
trends, concepts or technologies in horticulture and/or turfgrass. May
be repeated for a maximum of three credits, but only if different topics
are covered. Preq: Consent of instructor.
Designed to deepen the student's appreciation of our natural and
built environments through a study of landscape elements, styles, and
professions. Landscapes ranging in scale from residential to regional
are critiqued, and design principles and landscape ethics are discussed.
212 Introduction to Turfgrass Culture 3(3,0)
Studies of the introductory principles associated with the art
and science of turfgrass culture. Develop an understanding of
the history of and evolution of turfgrasses and turfgrass culture. Explore
career potentials n turfgrass management. Explain the basic scientific
principles and techniques assocaited with the propagation and establishment
of fine turfgrasses. Preq: BIOSC 205, 206.
213 Turfgrass Culture Laboratory 1(0,2)
activities and understanding of basic principles and techniques in turfgrass
culture. Students learn all phases of turfgrass management
including identification and control. Preq: HORT
271 Internship 1-6(0,2-12)
Preplanned, practical and supervised work experience designed to give
beginning students on-the-job learning opportunities that will support
their classroom experience. Students will submit monthly reports
and present a departmental internship seminar. Undergraduates
may accumulate a maximum of 6 credits for participation in HORT 271
and/or 471. Preq: Consent of instructor.
Woody, ornamental plants and their aesthetic and functional uses
in landscape developments. The study covers habit of growth, ultimate
size, texture effect, period of bloom, color, and cultural requirements.
and Perennials 3(2,3)
Annual and perennial flowers' aesthetic appeal and functional
uses and needs. Color, texture, bloom time, form, size and growth
requirements as they relate to designing, planting, and maintaining
colorful landscapes. Preq: HORT 208, 303, or consent of
All phases of plant propagation from seeds, bulbs, divisions,
layers, cuttings, budding, and other types of grafting are comprehensively
treated. Timing, manner and material for making cuttings; temperature
and media requirements and propagation structures for rooting cuttings
of ornamental and fruit trees, shrubs, and indoor plants will be studied.
306 Plant Propagation Techiques Laboratory 1(0,3)
Techniques of plant propagation including sexual methods: germination,
scarification, and stratfication. Asexual methods including grafting,
budding, cuttings, layering, tissue culture divisons, and separations.
Local nurseries are visited. Coreq: HORT 305.
Landscape planning of residential and public properties in order
to achieve best use and most enjoyment from a given piece of ground.
Preq: HORT 208, 303, or consent of instructor.
Landscape Plants 3(2,3)
Principles, technologies, and techniques of landscape plant production
and growth including environmental control and manipulation, water,
nutrient and pest management, scheduling, propagation, and plant problem
diagnostics. Emphasizes herbaceous ornamentals along with
significant woody landscape plants. Preq: HORT
101 or equivalent.
Advanced study of any aspect of horticulture and/or turfgrass
not addressed in other courses. May be repeated for a maximum
of six credits, but only in different topics are covered. Preq: Junior
standing or consent of instructor.
Nursery Technology 3(2,3)
Principles and techniques in handling nursery crops. Preq:
HORT 303, 305.
408 Horticulture Discovery and Inquiry 1-9(0,3-18)
Independent investigation in horticulture. Emphasis will
be placed on organizing a quality proposal, conducting the investigation,
and reporting of findings at a professional society meeting and/or in
a professional publication. Cumulative maximum of 3 credits. Preq:
Minimum of 75 hours completed and consent of instructor.
409 Seminar 1(1,0)
Recent research work on various phases of horticulture, methods
of conducting investigations, and preparation of report of investigations.
Advanced Turfgrass Management 3(2,3)
principles and practices associated with turfgrass management for golf
courses, sports fields, sod production, and commercial lawn care. Topics
include turfgrass physiology, plant growth and development, construction,
turfgrass nutrition, irrigation, drainage, pesticide use and fate, and
development of effective management systems. Preq: CSENV
202, HORT 212, or consent of instructor.
420, 620 Applied Turfgrass Physiology 3(3,0)
in turfgrass science and management. Provides the current
status and development of turfgrass stress physiology and research. Main
topics include temperature, drought, traffic, edaphic stresses, new
developments in the turf industry and environmental stewardship. Preq: HORT
427 Urban Tree Care (FOR) 3(3,0)
and problems of protecting and maintaining trees in urban and recreational
areas. Examines environmental and biological factors affecting
trees in high-use areas, their management and cultural requirements,
and the practices necessary for their protection and care asa valuable
assets in the landscape. Preq: Junior standing or consent
(CSENV) Landscape and Turf Weed Management 3(2,2)
Weed management strategies that include cultural, biological,
and chemical methods are studied for landscape and turfgrass areas. Problem-solving
skills and herbicide characteristics are emphasized. Preq: HORT
212 or consent of instructor.
Just Fruits 3(3,0)
Students explore the origins, biology, culture, and production
of major temperature zone fruits--apples, berries, and cherries to pawpaws,
peaches, and pomegranates, the familiar to the forbidden. The
discover princples, practices, and technologies employed to grow, protect,
and harvest the fruits that feed us from commercial orchards, organic
farms, and backyards. Preq: HORT 101 or consent
456, 656 Vegetable Crops 3(3,0)
A wide range of topics related to site selection, preparation
of the vegetable growing area, variety selection and planting, cultural
practices to manage insects and diseases, and harvesting will be covered.
Post-harvest handling and storage of individual crops will be
addressed. Emphasis will be placed on sustainable practicies,
alternative methods, and reducing reliance on chemical inputs.
461, H461, 661 Problems in Landscape Design 4(3,3)
planning for larger residential properties, schools, industrial plants,
real estate developments; detailed finished plants; further study of
materials used; original problems; field study. Preq: HORT
308, 407, or consent of instructor.
465, 665 (BIOSC, GEN) Plant Molecular Biology 3(3,0)
of fundamental plan processes at both the cellular and molecular levels. Topics
include genome structure and organization (both nuclear and organellar);
regulation of gene expression and its role in cellular and whole-plant
processes; transposable genetic elements; applications for biotechnology. Preq: Junior
standing or consent of instructor; BIOSC 304 or 305; GEN 302.
471, 671 Advanced Internship 1-6(0,2-12)
Preplanned work experience under competent supervision in approved agency
dealing with horticultural endeavors. Gives advanced students
on-the-job learning opportunities to apply acquired knowledge and skills. Monthly
reports and final departmental seminar required. Undergraduates
may accumulate a maximum of six credits for participation in HORT 271
and/or 471. Preq: Junior standing and consent
472, 672 Garden Experiences in Youth Development 2(1,3)
of the role of gardening and related outdoor experiences in enhancement
of educational development, self-esteem and pro-social behavior in elementary
school children. Preq: Senior standing and consent of