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Horticulture Class Descriptions

HORT 1013 - Principles of Horticultural Science (L,N) Lab 2.
Basic physical and physiological processes responsible for plant dormancy, growth, flowering, fruiting, and senescence with respect to the science and art of production, cultivation, utilization, and/or storage of horticultural plants. Current research associated wtih various horticultural commodity groups. (Fall and Spring)

HORT 2010 - Internship in Horticulture and Landscape Management
1-6 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): 24 credit hours and consent of advisor. Supervised work experience with approved public and private employers in horticulture, landscape management, or related fields. Credit will not substitute for required courses. Graded on a pass-fail basis(Fall, Spring & Summer)

HORT 2513 - Herbaceous Plant Materials
Lab 2. Identification, cultural requirements, and use of ornamental garden and indoor herbaceous plants. (Fall, Even years)

HORT 2613 - Woody Plant Materials
Lab 2. Identification, cultural requirements, and use of ornamental woody plants including deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs and vines. (Fall)

HORT 3013 - Arboriculture
Lab 2. Prerequisite(s): 2613 or NREM 2134 and SOIL 2124. Theory and practice of selecting, planting and maintaining trees, shrubs and vines in the landscape. Previously offered as HORT 3014. (Fall)

HORT 3084 - Plant Propagation
Lab 2. Prerequisite(s): 1013 or PLNT 1213, BIOL 1404 and SOIL 2124. Principles and practices involved in propagation of plants. Anatomical, morphological and physiological aspects of sexual and asexual methods of regeneration and their importance. (Spring)

HORT 3113 - Greenhouse Management
Lab 3. Prerequisits(s): 1013, BIOL 1404, MATH 1483 or 1513 or above. Commercial greenhouse operation with emphasis on floricultural plant production aspects; environment, growing media, fertilizers and application methods, watering, pest and disease control, chemical growth regulators, production costs. (Fall)

HORT 3153 - Turf Management
Prerequisite(s): 1013, SOIL 2124 and 2 hours plant science. Selection, establishment and maintenance of grass species and other plant materials for special use areas. (Fall)

HORT 3213 - Fruit and Nut Production
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1403. Commercial production of fruits and nuts with emphasis on pecan, apple, peach, strawberry, blackberry and blueberry. A two-day field trip is required. (Fall, Even years)

HORT 3253 - Personnel and Financial Management for Horticulture
Prerequisite(s): 1013 or LA1013 and one upper division HORT or LA course. Preparing and executing an operational budget in a horticultural service industry and methods for maintaining an effective work force. (Spring, Even years)

HORT 3513 - Landscape Irrigation
Lab 2. Prerequisite(s): 1013 or LA1013. Basics of landscape irrigation with an emphasis on residential irrigation design, maintenance and installation. (Spring)

HORT 3612 - Bidding and Estimating
Prerequisite(s): 1013 or LA 1013 or NREM 1114 or PLNT 1213. Bid preparation and job cost estimation for landscape related projects including quantity take-offs, plant material and hardscape estimates, budgeting and pricing. (Spring, Odd years)

HORT 3713 - Urban Horticulture Production
Prerequisite(s): 1013. Principles and production of crops for public or community practices with emphasis on production associated with hydroponics, raised beds, containers, controlled environments, roof tops, high tunnels, and farmers markets. (Spring, Even years)

HORT 4053 - International Experience in Horticulture (I)
Participation in international travel to develop an understanding of different horticultural systems and technologies used outside the U.S. (Summer)

HORT 4453* - Turfgrass Phpysiology and Ecology
Prerequisite(s): 3153, BOT 1404. A study of the relationship between turf physiology and modern turf management practices. Concepts of stand ecology with emphasis on species dominance in stressful environments. (Spring, Even years)

HORT 4493 - Athletic Field Management
Prerequisite(s): HORT 3153. Principles, practices and challenges associated with natural turf- covered athletic field management; field construction, maintenance and evaluation of playing surface quality; soil physical properties influencing management and field use, construction and maintenance materials specification, and traction, hardness and ball response factors. Offered in combination with HORT 5493. No credit for both HORT 4493 and HORT 5493

HORT 4543* - Sustainable Nursery Production (Outreach Course)
Lab 2. Prerequisite(s): HORT 2613 and SOIL 2124. Sustainable commercial production of field and container grown woody ornamental crops. No credit for both HORT 4543 and HORT 5543. (Spring, Even years and outreach only)

HORT 4713* - Public Garden Management
Lab 4. Prerequisite(s): 1013. Issues and methods in public garden management, including database management of collections, conservation of native species, grant writing, volunteer coordination, computerized mapping systems, master planning and other topics pertaining to a career in public horticulture. Field trips required. (Fall, Odd years)

HORT 4773 - Applied Landscape Planning
Lab 3. Prerequisite(s): 2313 or 2413. Concepts of landscape contracting, design and planning. Preparation of plans, and cost estimates with an emphasis on residential landscapes and use of plant materials. No credit for students in the landscape architecture or landscape contracting programs. (Spring, Even years)

HORT 4901* - Horticulture in Controlled Environments Laboratory
Lab 2. Prerequisite(s): 4903 or concurrent enrollment. Hands-on experiences and virtual field trips designed to reinforce principles discussed in HORT 4903, and to develop skill sets important to successful implementation of horticultural practices in controlled environments. Offered through web-based instruction. (Outreach, Fall - Even years)

HORT 4903* - Horticulture in Controlled Environments
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1215 and HORT 3113. Designing, constructing, monitoring, and manipulating controlled environments for efficient horticultural production. Offered through web-based instruction(Outreach, Fall)

HORT 4933 - Principles of Sustainable and Organic Horticulture
Prerequisite(s): 1013. Principles and practices of sustainable, organic, and alternative horticultural management systems. Offered through web-based instruction. (Outreach, Fall, Odd Years)

HORT 4943* - International Horticulture
Prerequisite(s): 1013. Overview of the horticulture industry worldwide. Export, marketing, and international trade issues in a global horticulture context. Individual country analyses of specific fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops. Offered through web-based instruction. (Outreach, Spring, Odd Years)

HORT 4953* - Plant Growth and Development
Prerequisite(s): HORT 1013 and BOT 1404. Plant embryogenesis and organogenesis; growth and development of shoots and reproductive structures; plant developmental processes including shoot expansion and dormancy as influenced by temperature, light, and other environmental factors. No credit for both HORT 4953 and HORT 5953.  (Outreach, Fall)

HORT  4963* - Horticulture Physiology
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1215 and BIOL 1114. Physiology of horticultural plants including water relations, respiration, photosynthesis, and growth and development. Offered through web-based instruction. (Outreach, Spring)

HORT 4973* - Sustainable Landscape Management
Prerequisite(s): HORT 1013 or LA 1013. The ecological principles and landscape resources supporting decision-making for sustainable landscape management. Retrofits of existing development for enhanced sustainability, including equipment selection, stormwater management, use of successional landscapes, permaculture, and organic methods. No credit for both HORT 4973 and HORT 5973. (Outreach, Fall)

HORT 4990* - Horticultural Problems
Problems related to pomology, olericulture, nursery production, landscape design or the culture, sale and arrangement of flowers. (Fall, spring & Summer)

HORT 5000 - Master's Research and Thesis
1-6 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Research on thesis problems required of master's degree candidates.  (Fall, spring & Summer)

HORT 5020 *- Graduate Seminar
1-2 credits. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Proposal and results seminars for graduate programs.  (Fall, spring & Summer)

HORT 5110* - Advanced Horticultural Problems
1-12 credits, max. 20. Selected research problems in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, nursery production, olericulture and pomology. (Fall, Spring & Summer)

HORT 5133* - Temperature Stress Physiology
Prerequisite(s): BIOC 3653 and BOT 3463 or HORT 4963. Effects of heat, chilling and freezing stress on plants. Responses to temperature extremes at the molecular to whole plant levels with emphasis on mechanisms of injury and resistance. Offered in combination with HORT 4133. No credit for both HORT 4133 and HORT 5133. (Spring, Odd years and Outreach)

HORT 5233* - Experimental Horticulture
Methods of conducting research with horticultural crops, including organization and plans, field plot techniques and analysis of data. (Spring)

HORT 5422* - Flowering and Fruiting in Horticultural Crops
Prerequisite(s): BOT 3463. Environmental, chemical and cultural factors affecting the flowering and fruiting of horticultural crops. (Spring, Odd years)

HORT 5433* - Postharvest Physiology
Prerequisite(s): BOT 3463 and 3460. Physiological causes for post-harvest changes in horticultural crops (ripening and senescence) and the basis for certain postharvest treatments (precooling at harvest, controlled atmosphere storage, refrigeration, and packaging techniques). Commodity-specific postharvest phenomena. (Fall, Even Years)

HORT 5443* - Basic laboratory Experimentation
Lab 3. Principles and theory of safe laboratory practice and experimentation. Techniques for developing and optimizing plant sample acquisition, extraction and analysis protocols. Theory of operation and maintenance of common laboratory instrumentation (pH measurement, solid and liquid analytical measurement, temperature measurement, spectrophotometry, HPLC, GC). Laboratory provides hands-on experience for integrated protocol development and instrument use. (Fall, Odd Years)

HORT 5493* - Athletic Field Management
Prerequisite(s): HORT 3153. Principles, practices and challenges associated with natural turf- covered athletic field management; field construction, maintenance and evaluation of playing surface quality; soil physical properties influencing management and field use, construction and maintenance materials specification, and traction, hardness and ball response factors. Offered in combination with HORT 4493. No credit for both HORT 4493 and HORT 5493

HORT 5543* Sustainable Nursery Production
Prerequisite(s): HORT 2613 and SOIL 2124. Sustainable commercial production of field and container grown woody ornamental crops. No credit for both HORT 4543 and HORT 5543.

HORT 5953* Plant Growth and Development
Prerequisite(s): HORT 1013 and BOT 1404. Plant embryogenesis and organogeneseis; growth and development of shoots and reproductive structure; plant development processes including shoot expansion and dormancy as influenced by temperature, light, and other environmental factors. No credit for both HORT 4953 and HORT 5953.

HORT 5973* Sustainable Landscape Management
Prerequisite(s): HORT 1013 and LA 1013. The ecological principles and landscape resources supporting decision-making for sustainable landscape management. Retrofits of stormwater management, use of successional landscapes, permaculture, and organic methods. No credit for both HORT 4973 and HORT 5973.

HORT 6000* - Doctoral Research and Thesis
1-12 credits, max 20 for crop science; max 24 for environmental science; mas 30 for plant science. Research on dissertation problems required of PhD candidates in multidisciplinary programs. (Fall, Spring & Summer)

Updated for 2016-2017 year.

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