HORT100
Plants, Landscapes, & the EnvironmentCrosslisted with AGRO 100, TLMT 100

Description: Introduction to a diverse range of plant and landscape systems and management strategies for balancing economic and environmental sustainability. Foundational principles of plant biology, landscape ecology, and environmental science explored within the context of these systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

HORT102
Internship and Career PreparationCrosslisted with AGRO 102, TLMT 102

Description: Group and individual activities to help formulate career goals, improve academic success skills, identify beneficial co-curricular activities, and select appropriate internships.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT131
Plant ScienceCrosslisted with AGRO 131

Description: The biology of plants grown for food, feed, fuel, fiber and fun! Starting with natural and managed ecosystems and their interactions, the course then introduces how plants obtain and manage water and nutrients before giving a big picture view of carbon assimilation, metabolism and storage in terms of plant productivity and growth in variable environments. The way plants respond to endogenous and applied growth regulators as well as genetic signals is described, before considering the role of genetics in plant pest interactions and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

HORT133
Horticultural Plant Science Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or parallel

Description: Horticulture plant morphology, physiology, cell anatomy and plant growth are explored through application of practices used in industry. Emphasis on intensive production systems appropriate to specialty and greenhouse grown horticultural plants

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 306; HORT 307

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT134
Plant Sciences LaboratoryCrosslisted with AGRO 134, TLMT 134

Prerequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in AGRO/HORT 131 required

Open to all majors and minors, except Agronomy or Horticulture.

Description: An exploration of plant morphology, physiology, and maturation with an emphasis on environmental, biotic, and human interactions within production and landscape systems. Not open to Agronomy or Horticulture majors or minors.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTO 308; HORT 306; HORT 307

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT153
Soil ResourcesCrosslisted with AGRO 153, SOIL 153

Description: Investigation into the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils, in relation to their appropriate uses, protection, and vital roles or functions in broader plant-soil systems. Apply exercises such as discussion, evidence-based writing, assessment, planning, problem-solving, and presentations in relation to principles and practices involving all aspects of soils.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

HORT201
Dendrology: Study and Identification of Trees and ShrubsCrosslisted with NRES 201, LARC 201

Description: An introduction to the naming, identification, and natural history of woody trees and shrubs in North American with emphasis on trees common to Nebraska. Covers morphology, natural site conditions, wildlife and human uses of woody trees and shrubs.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT212
Woody Plants for Landscapes: Identification, Management, and UseCrosslisted with NRES 212, LARC 212

Description: Identification, basic management and design uses of trees and shrubs for sustainable landscapes, with an emphasis on native plants and plants adapted to the Plains states. Emphasis is on live specimens in outdoor environments, supported by online resources.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT213
Cultivars and Varieties of Woody Plants for LandscapesCrosslisted with NRES 213, LARC 213

Description: Characteristics of commercially available trees and shrubs used in urban landscapes. Compares differences among cultivars, design uses, and management issues using a combination of live specimens in outdoor environments and online resources.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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; ASCI 486; PLPT 418, PLPT 818

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT216
Plant Breeding Principles and PracticeCrosslisted with AGRO 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT221
Plant Propagation

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131

Recommend AGRO/HORT 278 taken previously or concurrently

Description: Practice different methods of plant propagation and explore the effects of environmental management on propagation success using the scientific method.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 395

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT227
Introductory Turfgrass ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 227, TLMT 227

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or AGRO 278 or either concurrently.

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

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 327, HORT 327, TLMT 327; TLMT 395T

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT228
Introduction to Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 228, TLMT 228

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or AGRO/HORT 278 or either concurrently.

Description: An overview of landscape systems for human intent. Includes seasonal and materials-specific BMPs for assessment, soil work, irrigation, plants and hardscapes, pests and diseases, using a combination of site visits, collaborations, and applied case studies.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 470, HORT 470, TLMT 470; TLMT 395L

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT229
Introductory Turfgrass Management LaboratoryCrosslisted with TLMT 229, AGRO 229

Description: Laboratory covering turfgrass identification and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT230
Technical Reporting in Plant and Landscape SystemsCrosslisted with AGRO 230

This course is intended for first or second year students.

Description: Learn introductory data science skills necessary to collect, manage, and analyze data. Gain the necessary skills to interpret and effectively communicate information derived from data.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT242
North American Wildland PlantsCrosslisted with AGRO 242, RNGE 242, GRAS 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT261
Floral Design I

Description: Principles, interpretation, and emotional responses of floral design are explored and practical experience in all aspects of flower arranging. Includes floral product identification, care, handling, marketing and critiquing of floral designs.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 262

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

HORT262
Floral Design II

Prerequisites: HORT 261

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT265
Visual Communication for Landscape Design

Description: Graphic and oral presentation techniques for landscape design. Introduction to use of various media and technologies, including hand graphics and computer programs.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 267

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT267
Introduction to Landscape Design Studio

Prerequisites: HORT 265

Individual and team projects, in-class exercises and presentations. Includes site visits to urban landscapes.

Description: Process and elements used to design sustainable residential and small urban landscapes.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 300; HORT 301; TLMT 395L

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT278
BotanyCrosslisted with AGRO 278

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 or LIFE 120 or AGRO/HORT 131

Description: Introduction to the plant kingdom and to plants as biological organisms; structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs with emphasis on seed plants; the important processes and concepts of life cycles, evolution, and physiology.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 227, HORT 227, TLMT 227; AGRO 228, HORT 228, TLMT 228

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT295
InternshipCrosslisted with AGRO 295, RNGE 295, SOIL 295

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of an internship contract. The internship contract is subject to approval by the department. Internships completed without a signed contract may not qualify for credit.

Pass/No Pass only; requires advanced permission before registering for the course.

Description: Professional experience in a plant, landscape or soil interest area. Experience may be with a business, government agency, organization, or a university research, extension, or teaching program.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

HORT300
Introduction to Landscape Construction

Prerequisites: HORT 267 or concurrent

Description: Materials, systems, and methods for constructing sustainable residential and small urban landscapes. Includes site grading, hardscapes, irrigation, lighting, ponds and water features, using a combination of guest speakers, site visits and online resources.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT302
Tree BiologyCrosslisted with NRES 302

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 or LIFE 120 or HORT 131

Description: The study of the structure and function of woody plants, with a focus on trees growing in temperate climates. Covers the basics of wood physiology in terms of the biological, physical, and chemical processes utilized by tree to function. The anatomy and morphology of trees with a focus on the impacts of tree maintenance to the structure and function of landscape trees.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT306
Greenhouse Practices and Management

Prerequisites: AGRO 132 or HORT 133 or AGRO/HORT 134 or LIFE 120

Description: Principles and practices involved in the development, operation and use of greenhouses and other protected plant growth environments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT307
Hydroponics for Growing Populations

Prerequisites: AGRO 132 or AGRO 134 or HORT 133 or LIFE 120

Description: Globally diverse peoples are explored through culture, diets, food production systems, and environment with emphasis on the application of hydroponic plant production systems to address food needs that are culturally conscious. Hydroponic methodologies are investigated and prototypes are designed, built, and tested for proof of concept.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

HORT319
Edible Landscapes

Prerequisites: Junior Standing or permission

Description: Identification, environmental requirements, and sustainable care and management of herbaceous perennial and woody plants with both edible and aesthetic landscape value. Historical and human cultural ties or ethnobotanical traditions associated with the plants will be utilized for appropriate plant selection and use.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

HORT321
Arboriculture: Maintenance & Selection of Landscape TreesCrosslisted with NRES 321

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Covers practical application of the science of tree growth, development, and management in human dominated landscapes. Tree selection for varying landscapes and objectives, proper planting and pruning, identification and correction of tree defects, and working with tree pest issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
Groups:Laboratory and Field Training

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT326
Landscape SolutionsCrosslisted with AGRO 326, TLMT 326

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT327
Turfgrass Science and ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 327, TLMT 327

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; CHEM 105 or CHEM 105A and 105L or CHEM 109 or CHEM 109A and 109L; 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT352
Production and Physiology of Horticultural Crops

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131

HORT 353 or HORT 354 or HORT 355 parallel enrollment suggested

Description: The physiological principles underlying the management and production of floricultural, fruit, vegetable and specialty crops.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 395

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT353
Vegetable Crop Production Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131.

HORT 133, HORT 221, and HORT 352 recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT354
Fruit Production Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131

HORT 133, HORT 221, and HORT 352 recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT355
Perennial, Pot and Bedding Plant Production Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131

HORT 133, HORT 221, and 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT362
Nursery Crop Production

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131

HORT 133, 221, and HORT 352 recommended.

Description: Principles underlying the production of nursery crops. Propagation, crop scheduling, transplanting, handling, and transportation of nursery crops. Cultural considerations such as media, fertilizers, irrigation, and pest control.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

HORT375
Innovations for AgricultureCrosslisted with AGRI 375, AGRO 375, EAEP 375, TLMT 375

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior class standing.

Description: Explore sustainability challenges in plant and animal agricultural systems, assess current solutions, and identify opportunities for innovation. Research, develop, prototype, test, and pitch an innovative product, service, or technology for agriculture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT388
Business Systems in EntrepreneurshipCrosslisted with AGRO 388, ENTR 388, EAEP 388, ABUS 388

Description: Introductory models for a startup business. Ideation, customer segments, value proposition, minimal viable product and market fit.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 301

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT395
Internship in Horticulture

Prerequisites: Junior Standing; HORT 221 or HORT 352 and completion of an internship contract. Internships completed without a signed contract may not qualify for credit

Pass/No Pass only; requires advanced permission before registering for the course.

Description: Advanced internship experience in a horticulture enterprise. Must be a business, government agency, organization or university research, teaching, or extension program in which the student does not have previous internship credit.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1-3

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

HORT399
Independent Study

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

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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.

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 907, HORT 907, METR 907, NRES 907; BSEN 954, NRES 954

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

A previous class in genetics is highly recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; AGRO/HORT 131

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

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

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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.

Cost of travel required. Summer travel course with multi-state faculty. Farm visits to Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT441
Perennial Plant Function, Growth, and DevelopmentCrosslisted with AGRO 441, AGRO 841, HORT 841, RNGE 441, GRAS 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

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 and strategies for their use. Identification of specific issues related to urban soils. Manipulation or remediation of soils subject to construction and other stresses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT457
Green Space and Urban Forestry ManagementCrosslisted with NRES 457, NRES 857

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, Graduate student.

Description: A focus on the management of trees, parks, and green infrastructure in rural and urban communities. Perspectives from community planning, landscape architecture, urban forestry, natural resources, horticulture, and environmental policy. Development and implementation of green space and forest management plans encompassing societal needs and biological limitations in rural and urban communities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HORT462
Cannabis Growth, Production and Breeding BasicsCrosslisted with AGRO 462, AGRO 862, HORT 862

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or LIFE 121; AGRO 215 or BIOS 206

HORT 221 recommended

Description: History, breeding and production of cannabis for medicinal marijuana and hemp for fiber use when grown using a growth room, greenhouse, high tunnel and/or field. Clarification between scientific evidence and casual information.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

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

Description: Processes, principles, and elements using plant materials as a key component of landscapes designed for human intent. Focus is on a systems approach, combining environmental attributes with functional needs to create aesthetic, functional, and sustainable landscapes for parks, commercial property, and residences using a combination of site visits and online resources.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT469
Ecological Landscape DesignCrosslisted with ARCH 469

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Integration of ecological and environmental assessment, design process and management considerations to create detailed landscape plans for public, private, and commercial clients. Includes dream landscape project. Individuals and collaborative teams will develop concepts and details, conduct client meetings and studio critiques, and communicate graphically and verbally through presentations.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
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: HORT 228, TLMT 228

Description: Use processes and strategies to develop complete landscape management plans for public and/or private clients. Use data to evaluate and compare issues; make practical, science-based recommendations; and prepare cost estimates. Develop and present a complete landscape management plan for a public client.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
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

Proof of age is required.

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HORT478
Plant AnatomyCrosslisted with BIOS 478, BIOS 878, AGRO 478, AGRO 878, HORT 878

Prerequisites: 8 hrs biological sciences

BIOS 109 recommended.

Description: Development, structure, and function of tissues and organs of the higher plants. Relationships of structure to physiology and ecology of plants.

This course is a prerequisite for: BIOS 879

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

HORT480
Modified Root ZonesCrosslisted with AGRO 480, TLMT 480, TLMT 880, AGRO 880, HORT 880

Prerequisites: SOIL 153

Recommend CHEM 105A/105L or 109A/109L, AGRO/HORT 131, TLMT 227, and AGRO/HORT 453 or AGRO 472

Description: Modified root zones and their applications in the turfgrass and landscape management industry. Correct applications and construction techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HORT488
Entrepreneurship and Enterprise DevelopmentCrosslisted with HORT 888, EAEP 488, AGRO 488, ENTR 488, EAEP 888, AGRO 888, ENTR 888, ABUS 488

Description: The process of starting your own enterprise. Competitive environment, risk management, finance for business startups, funding, and business plan writing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
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 or graduate standing.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-2

ACE:

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE: