Structure, growth, and development of horticultural plants. Examination of environmental effects, basic principles of reproduction, production methods ranging from outdoor to controlled climates, nutrition, and pest management.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Identify the various horticultural industries and their roles in our society
  • 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
  • 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

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture hours: 48.0
Lab hours: 32.0