HORT 1401 - HORTICULTURE

Structure, growth, and development of horticultural plants from a practical and scientific approach. Environmental effects, basic principles of propagation, greenhouse and outdoor production, nutrition, pruning, chemical control, of growth, pest control, and landscaping. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Identify the various horticultural industries and their roles in our society
  • Describe the fundamentals of plant science
  • Assess the interactions of soils, water, and fertility in plant science
  • Contrast the methods of plant reproduction and propagation
  • Explain the impacts of production methods and technologies on plant science
  • Contrast methods of pest management in plant science
  • Investigate methods of environmental manipulation (e.g. greenhouse controls, frost management methods, hot caps)
  • Apply scientific reasoning to investigate questions and utilize scientific and horticultural tools to collect and analyze data and demonstrate methods
  • Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving to make informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively the results of scientific investigations
  • Identify the various horticultural industries and their roles in our society

Grade Basis: L
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