HORT127
Survey of Turfgrass and Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with TLMT 127, AGRO 127

Description: Introduction to careers, internships and co-curricular activities in turfgrass and landscape management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT130
Introduction to Horticulture Science

Description: Introduction to the scientific concepts and practical skills involved in horticultural science.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 227, HORT 227, PGAM 227, TLMT 227; HORT 325

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT131
Plant ScienceCrosslisted with AGRO 131

Description: Biology of plants grown for food, fiber, fun, or fuel. Plant life cycles in managed ecosystems and their role in global carbon and water cycles. Mechanisms plants use to drive and control their growth, propagate, and change to compete with other organisms in their environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

HORT133
Horticultural Plant Science Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or parallel

Description: Growth, anatomy, morphology and physiology of fruits, vegetables, woody plants, ornamentals and turf. Emphasis on both field and greenhouse grown horticultural plants.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 355

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT153
Soil ResourcesCrosslisted with AGRO 153, SOIL 153

Prerequisites: High school chemistry or one semester college chemistry.

Description: Characteristics of soils in relation to their appropriate uses and protection. Principles and practices using cooperative exercises including discussion, assessment, planning, problem-solving, writing, and presentation involving all aspects of soils.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT170
Residential Landscape Design

Description: Introductory course in home landscaping focusing on basic design elements and processes. Students prepare a program, analyze a dwelling and site, determine a phased budget, conceptualize a layout, and select detailed elements and techniques to implement a design for an actual residence.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT200
Landscape and Environmental AppreciationCrosslisted with GEOG 200, LARC 200

Description: Values and processes in human landscapes and natural environments. Concepts and tools to understand the context of local and global environments and significant historical landscapes. Landscape as an indicator of aesthetic quality, design principles and processes as integrators of humans and nature, and the garden as a model for creating sustainable landscapes.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 267

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human-Economic Geography
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

HORT212
Landscape Plants ICrosslisted with NRES 212, LARC 212

Prerequisites: HORT 131

Requires Saturday off-campus field trips.

Description: Identification using botanical and common names for herbaceous annuals, perennials, grasses, ground covers, vines, trees, and shrubs commonly found in Great Plains gardens, parks, and landscapes is stressed through field visits.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT213
Landscape Plants IICrosslisted with NRES 213, LARC 213

Prerequisites: HORT/LARC/NRES 212.

Continuation of HORT/LARC/NRES 212. Continuation of HORT/LARC/NRES 212.

Description: Site requirements, landscape use, natural history, and specific needs of herbaceous ornamentals, grasses, ground covers, vines, trees, and shrubs commonly found in Great Plains gardens, parks, and landscapes. Common cultivars and additional species not covered in HORT/LARC/NRES 212.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT214
Herbaceous Landscape PlantsCrosslisted with NRES 214

Description: Identification of herbaceous plants with ornamental value in the landscape including native and introduced annuals, perennials, grasses and cultivars. Typical ecological associations, environmental tolerances and/or intolerance, cultural requirements, and design characteristics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT215
GeneticsCrosslisted with AGRO 215, TLMT 215

Prerequisites: 3 hrs biological sciences

Description: Discovery of the biology of genes and the application of genetics principles to understand the control and inheritance of traits in families and populations. Focus is on animals and plants that are important in medicine, agriculture and nature. Learning emphasis is problem solving via online, instant feedback assessments, group discussion, experimental data analysis and context-based exams.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 330

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT216
Plant Breeding Principles and PracticeCrosslisted with AGRO 216, BIOS 216

Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry. BIOS 101 and 101L, or 102 or equivalent recommended.

Description: Plant breeding theory and technique. Application of genetic principles to plant improvement. Experience with breeding agronomic and horticultural plant species to illustrate plant mating systems and breeding principles.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT221
Plant Propagation

Prerequisites: BIOS 109 or permission.

Description: Principles and practices involved in sexual and asexual propagation of herbaceous and woody plants. Laboratory work includes actual practice to gain skill and experience on the different methods of propagating plants.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 325

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT227
Introductory Turfgrass ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 227, PGAM 227, TLMT 227

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or HORT 130 or BIOS 109.

Description: Introduction to turfgrasses, their management and use, and to the turfgrass industry.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 326, HORT 326, TLMT 326; AGRO 327, HORT 327, TLMT 327

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT228
Introduction to Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 228, TLMT 228

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or BIOS 109

Description: An overview of landscape management and landscape design. Principles and practices. TLMT/AGRO/HORT 228 uses a team approach to problem solving, discussion, assessment planning, and oral presentations of applied case studies.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 326, HORT 326, TLMT 326

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT229
Introductory Turfgrass Management LaboratoryCrosslisted with TLMT 229, AGRO 229

Description: Laboratory covering turfgrass identification and management. Concurrent enrollment with AGRO/HORT/TLMT 227 preferred. Required for Turfgrass Science majors, other students require instructor consent.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT242
North American Wildland PlantsCrosslisted with AGRO 242, RNGE 242

Prerequisites: Permission, AGRO/RNGE 240 recommended.

Description: Identification and description of two-hundred important wildland plants of North America. Characteristics of these plants evaluated in terms of management implications.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT261
Floral Design I

Description: Principles of floral design and retail florist shop management, while offering practical experience in all aspects of flower arranging. Includes identification, care and handling, marketing and critiquing of floral designs.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

HORT262
Floral Design II

Prerequisites: HORT 261 or permission.

Description: Advanced styles of floral design, foliage plant care and retail shop layout, as well as practical business knowledge in managing a small business. Topics include personnel, advertising, sales and floral marketing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT265
Visual Communication for Landscape Design

Prerequisites: HORT 200.

Description: Graphic and oral presentation techniques for landscape design; sketching; introduction to use of various media and computers for visual communication and landscape analysis.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 267

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT267
Introduction to Landscape Design Studio

Prerequisites: HORT 200, HORT 265 or permission

HORT 267 requires individual and team projects, studio critiques, presentations, and may require off-campus site visits outside of scheduled class time.

Description: Introduction to the process and elements of landscape design.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 300; HORT 301

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT270
Biological InvadersCrosslisted with AGRO 270, NRES 270, PLPT 270

Prerequisites: 3 hrs biological sciences.

Description: Impact of exotic species and invasive organisms: agricultural and medical emerging disease; predicting biological invasions; biological control; regulatory, monitoring, and control efforts; ecological impact.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT275
Agribusiness Entrepreneurial FinanceCrosslisted with AECN 275, EAEP 275, ENTR 275, AGRO 275

Description: Overview of financial issues for agribusiness start-ups. Business funding specific to new enterprises. Case studies on financial practices for start-up firms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT300
Introduction to Landscape Construction

Prerequisites: HORT 267 or concurrent

Offered Spring Semester of odd years and alternate with HORT 301. HORT 300 requires field trips to landscape installation sites.

Description: Materials, systems, and methods for constructing landscapes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT301
Introduction to Landscape Contracting

Prerequisites: HORT 267 and HORT 388 or concurrent

Offered Spring of even years and alternate with HORT 300.

Description: Overview of the landscape contracting business and administration of contracts, cost estimation and bidding.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT325
Greenhouse Practices and Management

Prerequisites: HORT 130, 221

Description: Principles underlying the management of the greenhouse.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT326
Landscape SolutionsCrosslisted with AGRO 326, TLMT 326

Prerequisites: TLMT/AGRO/HORT 227 or 228

Description: Using processes and problem-solving approach to identify and analyze common landscape management situations in commercial, public, and residential landscapes. Integrate design, environment, function, pest and disease, and existing management practices to produce recommendations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT327
Turfgrass Science and ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 327, TLMT 327

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; CHEM 105 or 109; and TLMT 227

Description: Scientific principles of turf species adaptation, turf and/or soil relationships, establishment, fertility, mowing, irrigation, and pest control of turf species.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT330
Pruning OrnamentalsCrosslisted with AGRO 330, TLMT 330

Description: Why, when and how to prune ornamental landscape plants. Demonstrations and field opportunities on how to choose and how to use pruning tools correctly.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT352
Production and Physiology of Horticultural Crops

Prerequisites: HORT 130 or AGRO 131; parallel HORT 353 or 354.

Description: Principles underlying the management and production of floricultural, fruit and vegetable crops.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT353
Vegetable Crop Production Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131. HORT 133 suggested.

Description: Vegetable crop production principles and practices, both locally and from a global perspective. Experience with seeding, transplant production, and growing of vegetables in field and greenhouse.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT354
Fruit Production Laboratory

Prerequisites: HORT 130 or AGRO 131.

Description: Fruit crop production principles and practices, both locally and from a global perspective. Experience with planting, pruning and layout of orchard, vineyard and small fruit crops, greenhouse propagation, and production practices.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT355
Perennial, Pot and Bedding Plant Production Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 and HORT 133; HORT 352 recommended.

Description: Growing conditions of specific perennial, annual, pot plants, cut flowers. How to schedule and cost account plant production. Care of post-production plants. Experience propagating and growing perennial, pot and bedding plants and cut flowers in the greenhouse.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT370
Biology of FungiCrosslisted with AGRO 370, PLPT 370

Prerequisites: 8 hrs biological sciences.

Description: Survey of fungi in natural and human ecosystems: symbiotic relationships; as disease agents in humans, animals, and plants; applications in food, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries; historical and current impacts on society.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT388
Agribusiness EntrepreneurshipCrosslisted with AGRO 388, ENTR 388, EAEP 388, ABUS 388

Description: Overview of types of agricultural enterprises. Basic accounting principles as they relate to agricultural businesses. Requires completion of a marketing plan specific to agricultural enterprises based on a business idea. Student team projects with emphasis on marketing.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 301

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT395
Career ExperienceCrosslisted with TLMT 395

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; HORT or AGRO or TLMT major.

HORT/TLMT 395 requires advanced permission before registering for the course. A written and oral report is required at the completion of the career experience.

Description: Participation in a horticulture enterprise (other than in one of those in which the student has had previous experience).

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

HORT396
Current Projects and Topics in Horticulture

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; 12 hours in subject areas dealing with plant sciences; and permission.

A completed and approved study plan contract is required.

Description: Independent or group projects, readings, or research focusing on current aspects of horticulture.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

HORT399
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Junior standing; 12 hrs plant science; and permission.

HORT 399 requires advance approval of plan of work and is to be under the supervision and evaluation of a Horticulture departmental faculty member. Oral and written reports are mandatory at the completion of this Independent Study.

Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

HORT403
Scientific Writing and CommunicationCrosslisted with AGRO 403, AGRO 803, HORT 803

Prerequisites: Senior standing or higher, an ACE 1 written communication course, an ACE 2 oral communication course, and permission of instructor

Description: Reading and critiquing, writing, and presenting scientific information. Use research data to compose a manuscript in standard scientific format, and prepare and present a poster to a general audience. Ethical issues in research and writing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT406
Plant Ecophysiology: Theory and PracticeCrosslisted with AGRO 806, HORT 806, NRES 406, NRES 806, AGRO 406

Prerequisites: Junior standing; 4 hrs ecology; and 4 hrs botany or plant physiology.

Description: Principles of plant physiology which underlie the relationship between plants and their physical, chemical and biotic environments. An introduction to the ecological niche, limiting factors and adaptation. An overview of the seed germination and ecology, plant and soil water relations, nutrients, plant energy budgets, photosynthesis, carbon balance and plant-animal interactions. An introduction to various field equipment used in ecophysiological studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT407
Bio-Atmospheric InstrumentationCrosslisted with AGRO 469, GEOG 469, METR 469, MSYM 469, NRES 469, AGRO 869, GEOG 869, HORT 807, METR 869, MSYM 869, NRES 869

Prerequisites: Junior standing; MATH 106; 4 hrs physics; physical or biological science major.

Description: Discussion and practical application of principles and practices of measuring meteorological and related variables near the earth's surface including temperature, humidity, precipitation, pressure, radiation and wind. Performance characteristics of sensors and modern data collection methods are discussed and evaluated.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT408
Microclimate: The Biological EnvironmentCrosslisted with AGRO 408, GEOG 408, METR 408, NRES 408, WATS 408, AGRO 808, GEOG 808, HORT 808, METR 808, NRES 808

Prerequisites: Junior standing, MATH 106 or equivalent, 5 hrs physics, major in any of the physical or biological sciences or engineering; or permission.

Description: Physical factors that create the biological environment. Radiation and energy balances of earth's surfaces, terrestrial and marine. Temperature, humidity, and wind regimes near the surface. Control of the physical environment through irrigation, windbreaks, frost protection, manipulation of light, and radiation. Applications to air pollution research. Instruments for measuring environmental conditions and remote sensing of the environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT409A
Case studies in plant breeding: Breeding for Disease ResisitanceCrosslisted with AGRO 409A, AGRO 809A, HORT 809A

Description: The application of fundamental genetics principles in inheritance, gene mapping and DNA analysis to decision making by plant breeders with the goal of improving disease resistance in crop cultivars. Learning is structured by the genetics discovery story told in published research articles and the thinking process of plant breeders who will use these discoveries in their work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT409B
Case Studies in plant breeding: Transgenic strategies for disease resistanceCrosslisted with AGRO 409B, AGRO 809B, HORT 809B

Description: The application of basic science and technology by plant genetic engineering experts with the goal of teaming with plant breeders to improve disease resistance in crop cultivars. Learning is structured by the genetics discovery story told in published research articles and the thinking process of genetic engineers and plant breeders who will use these discoveries in their work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT414
Turfgrass Disease ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 414, AGRO 814, HORT 814, PLPT 414, PLPT 814, TLMT 414, TLMT 814

Prerequisites: BIOS/PLPT 369 or one semester of introductory plant pathology.

Description: Pathogens, epidemiology, and control of diseases specific to turfgrass. Access to the World Wide Web (WWW) and e-mail required.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT418
Agroforestry Systems in Sustainable AgricultureCrosslisted with HORT 818, NRES 417, NRES 817

Prerequisites: 12 hours biological or agricultural sciences.

Description: The roles of woody plants in sustainable agricultural systems of temperate regions. Emphasis on the ecological and economic benefits of trees and shrubs in the agricultural landscape. Topics include: habitat diversity and biological control; shelterbelts structure, function, benefits and design; intercropping systems; silvopastoral systems; riparian systems; and production of timber and specialty crops. Comparison of temperate agroforestry systems to those of tropical areas.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT426
Invasive PlantsCrosslisted with AGRO 426, AGRO 826, HORT 826, NRES 426, NRES 826

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; BIOS 109.

Description: Identification, biology and ecology of weedy and invasive plants. Principles of invasive plant management by preventative, cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical means using an adaptive management framework. Herbicide terminology and classification, plant-herbicide and soil-herbicide interactions, equipment calibration and dosage calculations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT427
Turfgrass Systems ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 427, TLMT 427, AGRO 827, HORT 827, TLMT 827

Prerequisites: TLMT 227 and TLMT 327

Description: Critical evaluation of turfgrass settings to create economical and environmentally friendly management systems for professionally managed turf areas.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT429A
Food Security: A Global PerspectiveCrosslisted with ANTH 429A, ANTH 829A, AGRO 429A, AGRO 829A, HORT 829A, NRES 429A, NRES 829A, NUTR 429A, NUTR 829A

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Overview of the technical and sociocultural dimensions of global food insecurity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT435
AgroecologyCrosslisted with AGRO 435, AGRO 835, NRES 435, NRES 835

Prerequisites: For AGRO/HORT/NRES 435: Senior standing or permission. For AGRO/NRES 835: 12 hrs biological or agricultural sciences or permission.

Description: Integration of principles of ecology, plant and animal sciences, crop protection, and rural landscape planning and management for sustainable agriculture. Includes natural and cultivated ecosystems, population and community ecology, nutrient cycling, pest management, hydrologic cycles, cropping and grazing systems, landscape ecology, biodiversity, and socioeconomic evaluation of systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT436
Agroecosystems AnalysisCrosslisted with AGRO 436, AGRO 836, HORT 836

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Description: Analysis of production, economics, environmental impacts, and social integration aspects of farms and farming systems

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT439
Organic Farming and Food SystemsCrosslisted with AGRO 839, AGRO 439, HORT 839

Prerequisites: 12 credits of agricultural or biological science, economics, or natural resources

Description: History of organic farming and horticultural systems, organic certification, nutrient and pest management in organic systems, planning organic enterprises including production and marketing, resilience of organic systems in ecological, economic, and social terms; future issues and potentials of organic food systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT441
Perennial Plant Function, Growth, and DevelopmentCrosslisted with AGRO 441, AGRO 841, HORT 841, RNGE 441

Prerequisites: AGRO 325 or equivalent.

Description: Principles of crop physiology and developmental morphology in relation to function, growth, development, and survival of perennial forage, range, and turf plants. The relationship of physiology and morphological development on plant use and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT453
Urban Soil Properties and ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 453, LARC 453, SOIL 453

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153.

Description: Characteristics of soils in urban settings. Evaluation of soils intended for intensive human uses. Manipulation and remediation of soils subject to construction and other stresses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT462
Nursery Management and Crop Production

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131; HORT 221

Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years. HORT 462 requires a culminating group project creating one of four types of nursery landscape businesses.

Description: Principles underlying the production of nursery crops and the profitable management of a nursery. Propagation, crop scheduling, transplanting, handling, and transportation of nursery crops. Cultural considerations such as media, fertilizers, irrigation, and pest control. Economic aspects of running a business include creating income and balance sheets.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT467
Planting DesignCrosslisted with ARCH 467, ARCH 567, ARCH 867, LARC 467

Prerequisites: HORT/LARC/NRES 212; ARCH 210 or HORT/LARC 266.

Description: Design processes, principles, and elements as applied to the use of native and ornamental plant materials. Aesthetic, functional, and micro-climatic arrangements of plant material in parks, on commercial property, on home grounds, along roadways, and in urban open spaces. Develop a palette of plants and graphics for designs.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT469
Senior Landscape DesignCrosslisted with ARCH 469

Prerequisites: HORT 341 and/or permission.

Description: Capstone course for the landscape option. Students work individually on real-world projects with actual clients. They select the project location and scope in consultation with the instructor prior to the semester this course is taken. The project must reflect evidence of a design process, design articulation and communication understandable to the client and provide in depth drawings, details needed to carry out the implementation of the design.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:SDO
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT470
Critical Thinking in Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 470, TLMT 470

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/PGMP/TLMT 326.

Description: Using processes and strategies to identify and compare issues, make recommendations, demonstrate proficiency in field application as skills and techniques, and prepare cost estimates in the development of landscape management plans.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT471
Vines, Wines and YouCrosslisted with HORT 871, NUTR 471, NUTR 871, HRTM 471, HRTM 871

Prerequisites: 6 hrs science or equivalent experience; 21 years of age or older

Description: Origin, botany, historical and cultural significance of the grapevine and related species. Principles and practices of vineyard establishment, management and processing of grape products, importance and/or scope of grape and wine industry; global and local significance. Culinary applications, health, environmental and safety-related issues, business and industry relations and experience. Proof of age is required.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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HORT480
Modified RootzonesCrosslisted with AGRO 480, TLMT 480, TLMT 880, AGRO 880, HORT 880

Description: Modified rootzones and their applications in the turfgrass and landscape management industry. Correct applications and construction techniques. Offered as a five-week course.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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HORT488
Business Management for Agricultural EnterprisesCrosslisted with HORT 888, EAEP 488, AGRO 488, ENTR 488, EAEP 888, AGRO 888, ENTR 888, ABUS 488

Description: Research a specific agricultural enterprise. Develop and present a business plan using materials from the primary area of interest. HORT 488/888 requires the completion of a shadowing assignment and the analysis of case studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT489
Urbanization of Rural LandscapesCrosslisted with AGRO 489, AGRO 889, CRPL 489, HORT 889, CRPL 889

Prerequisites: Senior standing, graduate standing, or permission.

Description: Development converts rural landscapes into housing, roads, malls, parks, and commercial uses. This process fragments landscapes and changes ecosystem functions, drives up land prices, and pushes agriculture into more marginal areas.This multi-disciplinary, experiential course guides students in learning about the urbanization process, the impacts on landscapes, people, and the community, and the choices that are available to informed citizens.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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HORT495
Grasslands SeminarCrosslisted with AGRO 495, ENTO 495, GRAS 495, NRES 495, RNGE 495, SOIL 495

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Topic varies and deals with different aspects of forage and/or range and/or livestock, turf and/or landscape grasses, natural habitats, and wetlands.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-2

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HORT499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

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