Horticulture (HORT)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.


Intended for first-year students and others new to the horticulture curriculum. Introduction to professional and educational development within horticulture. Focus is on university and career acclimation. Assessed service-learning component.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.S.


Growing plants in and around the home including requirements for growing house plants; plant propagation; designing and maintaining flower, fruit, and vegetable gardens; lawn, tree, and shrub maintenance.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.


Demonstration and activities that illustrate principles of growing plants for the home garden. Topics include floral and landscape design, plant identification, propagation, selection, and management for indoor and outdoor gardens.

(0-2) Cr. 1. S.


Introduces basic geometric design of fresh arrangements, corsages, and holiday arrangements. Includes use of tools and supplies.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.


Practical courses in the field of horticulture. A maximum of 6 credits of Hort 193 may be used toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.


Practical courses in the field of horticulture. A maximum of 6 credits of Hort 193 may be used toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.


Practical courses in the field of horticulture. A maximum of 6 credits of Hort 193 may be used toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.


Practical courses in the field of horticulture. A maximum of 6 credits of Hort 193 may be used toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.


Practical courses in the field of horticulture. A maximum of 6 credits of Hort 193 may be used toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.


Practical courses in the field of horticulture. A maximum of 6 credits of Hort 193 may be used toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.


Practical courses in the field of horticulture. A maximum of 6 credits of Hort 193 may be used toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.


Practical courses in the field of horticulture. A maximum of 6 credits of Hort 193 may be used toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: BIOL 211 or concurrent enrollment
Biological principles of growing horticultural crops including anatomy, reproduction, light, temperature, water, nutrition, and growth and development. Laboratory exercises emphasize environmental factors and permit detailed observation of plant growth.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Introduction to basic conversation and communication skills in Spanish, and cross-cultural skills for working with Spanish speakers in the Horticulture industry, emphasizing the use of vocabulary and expressions common in the workplace.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Identification of trees, shrubs, and woody vines. Factors influencing the horticultural use of woody plants. Field trips outside of regular class time may be required.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: High school biology and chemistry.
A scientific introduction to viticulture (grape-growing) and enology (wine-making). Topics include grape species and varieties, viticulture practices, fruit quality, geography, history, principles of fermentation and aging, wine classification, appreciation, evaluation, storage and service, regulations, wine as food. No wine tasting.

(0-4) Cr. 2. F.


Introduction to computer and hand rendering techniques of landscape graphics. Students will gain proficiency in plan view and elevation graphics. Intensive studio and computer based instruction.

(2-3) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.


Planning, developing, and implementing science-based educational programs in a garden setting. Through hands-on experiences students will learn about horticulture, learning theory, and the application of science principles as they pertain to educating youth. Assessed service-learning component.

(Cross-listed with AGRON, ENT, FOR). (2-0) Cr. 2. S.


Core background and specialty topics in agricultural, and horticultural pesticide applicator certification. Students can select certification categories and have the opportunity to obtain pesticide applicator certification at the completion of the course. Commercial pesticide applicator certification is emphasized.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: HORT 221 or BIOL 211
Principles of plant physiology relating to growth and development of horticultural plants including plant water relations, membrane transport, photosynthesis, photomorphogenesis, respiration, and phytohormones. Emphasis on plant's responses to environmental factors (temperature, water, and light) including cellular and whole-plant physiology under stressful environments.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: HORT 221 or BIOL 211
Fundamental principles underlying sexual and asexual propagation of plants; practice in reproducing plants by use of seeds, cuttings, layering, grafting and budding and tissue culture.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: HORT 221 or by permission of instructor
Identification, botanical characteristics, origins, propagation, uses and general culture of herbaceous annual and perennial plants for Midwestern gardens and landscapes.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: HORT 221 or AGRON 114 or 3 credits in biological sciences
Principles and practices of hydroponic systems, crop production and culture, aquaponic systems, and new food crops for hydroponic systems will be discussed. Laboratories will focus on demonstration and participation in practices and procedures used in hydroponic food crop production. Assessed service-learning component.

(3-3) Cr. 4. S.

Prereq: HORT 221
Operation and management of greenhouses and other controlled environment agriculture structures. Methods of monitoring and manipulating environmental, cultural, and management factors such as light, temperature, fertility, substrate, etc., to maximize production efficiency. Emphasis placed on the production of ornamental and food crops. Greenhouse analysis project required.

(Cross-listed with AGRON). (2-3) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: AGRON 181 (or equivalent) or HORT 221; BIOL 212
Seed production, maturation, dormancy, vigor, deterioration, and related aspects of enhancement, conditioning, storage, and quality evaluation. Aspects of the seed industry and regulation of seed marketing.

(2-0) Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: HORT 240 or L A 221 or L A 222
Cultivars of the most prevalent and economically important woody landscape plants will be taught. The importance of cultivars to the nursery and landscaping professions and suggestions for their proper usage will be discussed.

(2-3) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: HORT 240 or L A 221 or L A 222
Principles and practices involved with establishment and maintenance of managed landscapes. Laboratory work involves site evaluation, installation techniques, postplant care, and maintenance of established landscape plants.

(Cross-listed with AGRON). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: HORT 221 or AGRON 181 (or equivalent) or BIOL 211
Principles and practices of turfgrass propagation, establishment, and management. Specialized practices relative to professional lawn care, golf courses, athletic fields, highway roadsides, and seed and sod production. The biology and control of turfgrass pests.

(Cross-listed with AGRON). (0-3) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: Credit or enrollment in HORT 351
Those enrolled in the horticulture curriculum are required to take 351L in conjunction with 351 except by permission of the instructor.

(Cross-listed with AGRON). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: AGRON 182 or equivalent and BIOL 101
Effects of chemical, physical, and biological properties of soils on plant growth, with emphasis on nutritive elements, pH, organic matter maintenance, and rooting development.

(Cross-listed with AGRON). (0-3) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Agron or Hort major with credit or enrollment in AGRON 354
Laboratory exercises in soil testing that assess a soil's ability to support nutritive requirements for plant growth.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: HORT 221 or Agron 114
An introduction to field production of fruit and vegetable crops and the theoretical and practical knowledge required for successfully producing them. Topics will include basic principles and practices of fruit and vegetable production, site selection, soil techniques, irrigation management, equipment and tools, integrated pest management, season extension strategies, postharvest handling and food safety, marketing, and basic business planning for fruit and vegetable enterprises. Additionally, this course will prepare students for HORT 461 and HORT 471, that are advanced level courses focusing on fruit and vegetable production.

(2-0) Cr. 2. S.


Functional and aesthetic aspects of landscape planning as a basis for design decisions; emphasis on spatial design and plant selection. Includes site analysis, development process, and design principles.

(0-4) Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: HORT 281 and HORT 240 or HORT 330, concurrent enrollment in HORT 380
Introduction to landscape design process. Intensive studio-based projects implementing principles of landscape design, concept development, and graphic communication.

Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: HORT 221 or permission of instructor
A structured work experience for the student to gain insight into management operations associated with production and management of horticultural crops. A report of 10 or more pages describing the student's experience is required. One credit is given for each term the student is enrolled in the course. A maximum of two credits may be used toward the horticultural sciences course requirements, and two additional credits may be used toward the 128 credits required for graduation.

Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of department resource and career center coordinator
Students must register for this course before commencing each work period.

(Cross-listed with AGRON). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: GEN 320 or BIOL 313
Breeding methods used in the genetic improvement of self-pollinated, cross-pollinated and asexually reproducing agronomic and horticultural crops. Applications of biotechnology techniques in the development of improved cultivars.

(Dual-listed with HORT 524). (Cross-listed with ENV S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.


Inquiry into ethical issues and environmental consequences of horticultural cropping systems, production practices and managed landscapes. Emphasis on systems that are resource efficient, environmentally sound, socially acceptable, and profitable.

(2-3) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: HORT 332
Principles and practices of flowering and ornamental greenhouse crop production. Emphasis is placed on production of flowering potted plants, cut flowers, and foliage crops produced in greenhouses and other controlled environments. An overnight class field trip outside scheduled class time is required.

(2-3) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: HORT 330 and HORT 332
Principles and practices of containerized greenhouse production of crops for gardens and outdoor use. Emphasis is placed on the production of seedling plugs and rooted cuttings, annual and perennial bedding plants, and native plants. An overnight class field trip outside scheduled class time is required.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: HORT 221
Nursery layout, design, and cultural practices important for growing and shipping field and container-grown nursery crops. Overview of garden center design and retailing and marketing strategies. Field trip(s) outside scheduled class time may be required.

(2-3) Cr. 3. F.


Principles and practices of residential landscape construction. Encompasses project management, landscape estimating and overview of common landscape materials. Laboratory work involves field trips and project installation.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: HORT 221 and junior or senior classification
In-depth presentation and discussion of skills and strategies needed to manage a horticultural enterprise. Topics include motivating employees, managing meetings, conducting performance appraisals, dealing with conflict, and managing an increasingly diverse work force.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: HORT 351
Turfgrass science including the study of (1) specific information on soil chemistry and soil modification as they relate to the development and maintenance of turfgrass areas, (2) specialized management practices used in athletic field care, professional lawn care, and golf course industries, and (3) construction methods for golf courses and sports fields.

(Dual-listed with HORT 552). (Cross-listed with ENT, PL P). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HORT 351
Identification and biology of important diseases and insect pests of turfgrasses. Development of integrated pest management programs in various turfgrass environments.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HORT 351
Management techniques for today's specialized athletic fields. The horticultural and budgetary aspects of football, soccer, baseball, and softball fields will be presented. Field trips and laboratory exercises will develop a practical understanding of actual principles in field development, construction, and management.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.


Irrigation systems and principles for turf and landscape environments. Topics include design, installation, equipment, management, and trouble shooting of irrigation systems for golf, athletic fields, residential lawns and landscapes. Participation in practical exercises and local field trips to irrigation sites is required.

(2-2) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: HORT 221
Principles and practices of small fruit, tree fruit, and nut culture and production. Morphology, physiology of growth and development, plant establishment, pest management, pruning, training, harvesting, storage, and marketing of commercial temperate fruit and nut crops. Emphasis on sustainable practices. Participation in practical exercises and local field trips is required.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HORT 221
Principles of vegetable production with emphasis on sustainable production practices, market outlets, business aspects, and risk management. Topics will include crop classification and rotation; planting methods; crop climatic conditions, physiological growth & development; soil, water, and pest management; cover cropping; season extension strategies; harvest and postharvest management and marketing. Course involves visits to growers fields to observe/experience their production enterprise.

(0-3) Cr. 1. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: Junior or Senior status and concurrent enrollment in HORT 471 is required.
Hands-on training in the area of vegetable crop production. Students will have an opportunity to grow a variety of vegetables in a heated greenhouse and also conduct greenhouse and lab experiments. The lab also involves visits to vegetable production sites in Iowa to observe/experience and learn from growers and other agricultural professionals.

(Cross-listed with FOR). (2-3) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Junior or senior classification, 3 credits in biology
Discussion of establishment and management of woody perennials in community-owned urban greenspaces, consideration of urban site and soil characteristics, plant physiology, plant culture, urban forest valuation, inventory methods, species selection, and urban forest maintenance (health care and pest management).

(0-4) Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: HORT 240 and HORT 330 and HORT 380 and HORT 381
Priority given to Landscape Design Installation and Management option students. Development of residential landscapes using design principles and the design process. Projects encompass site analysis, concept development, preliminary design, final design, and graphic presentation techniques. Techniques will include hand and computer rendering.

(Dual-listed with HORT 584). (Cross-listed with AGRON). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 9 cr. in biological or physical sciences
Understanding of the historical origins and ecological theories underpinning the practices involved in organic agriculture. Interdisciplinary examination of crop and livestock production and socio-economic processes and policies in organic agriculture from researcher and producer perspectives.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or Senior classification in horticulture or permission of instructor
Investigation of topic holding special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Election of course and topic must be approved by department head. A maximum of 4 credits of Hort 490 and an additional 2 credits of 490 from outside Horticulture may be used toward the total of 129 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or Senior classification in horticulture or permission of instructor
Investigation of topic holding special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Election of course and topic must be approved by department head. A maximum of 4 credits of Hort 490 and an additional 2 credits of 490 from outside Horticulture may be used toward the total of 129 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or Senior classification in horticulture or permission of instructor
Investigation of topic holding special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Election of course and topic must be approved by department head. A maximum of 4 credits of Hort 490 and an additional 2 credits of 490 from outside Horticulture may be used toward the total of 129 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or Senior classification in horticulture or permission of instructor
Investigation of topic holding special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Election of course and topic must be approved by department head. A maximum of 4 credits of Hort 490 and an additional 2 credits of 490 from outside Horticulture may be used toward the total of 129 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or Senior classification in horticulture or permission of instructor
Investigation of topic holding special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Election of course and topic must be approved by department head. A maximum of 4 credits of Hort 490 and an additional 2 credits of 490 from outside Horticulture may be used toward the total of 129 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or Senior classification in horticulture or permission of instructor
Investigation of topic holding special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Election of course and topic must be approved by department head. A maximum of 4 credits of Hort 490 and an additional 2 credits of 490 from outside Horticulture may be used toward the total of 129 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or Senior classification in horticulture or permission of instructor
Investigation of topic holding special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Election of course and topic must be approved by department head. A maximum of 4 credits of Hort 490 and an additional 2 credits of 490 from outside Horticulture may be used toward the total of 129 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or Senior classification in horticulture or permission of instructor
Investigation of topic holding special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Election of course and topic must be approved by department head. A maximum of 4 credits of Hort 490 and an additional 2 credits of 490 from outside Horticulture may be used toward the total of 129 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or Senior classification in horticulture or permission of instructor
Investigation of topic holding special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Election of course and topic must be approved by department head. A maximum of 4 credits of Hort 490 and an additional 2 credits of 490 from outside Horticulture may be used toward the total of 129 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or Senior classification in horticulture or permission of instructor
Investigation of topic holding special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Election of course and topic must be approved by department head. A maximum of 4 credits of Hort 490 and an additional 2 credits of 490 from outside Horticulture may be used toward the total of 129 credits required for graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or Senior classification in horticulture or permission of instructor
Investigation of topic holding special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Election of course and topic must be approved by department head. A maximum of 4 credits of Hort 490 and an additional 2 credits of 490 from outside Horticulture may be used toward the total of 129 credits required for graduation.

(Cross-listed with AGRON). Cr. 1-2. Repeatable, maximum of 1 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: AGRON 338, advanced approval and participation of employer and instructor
A professional work experience and creative project for seed science secondary majors. The project requires the prior approval and participation of the employer and instructor. The student must submit a written report.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.


Off campus. Offered as demand warrants. Workshops in horticulture.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Selected projects that result in outcomes benefiting a non-Iowa State University entity while instilling professional ethics and accomplishing student learning goals. Course expenses paid by student. A maximum of 4 credits of 494 may be used toward the Horticulture credits required for graduation. Assessed service-learning component.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Selected projects that result in outcomes benefiting a non-Iowa State University entity while instilling professional ethics and accomplishing student learning goals. Course expenses paid by student. A maximum of 4 credits of 494 may be used toward the Horticulture credits required for graduation. Assessed service-learning component.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Selected projects that result in outcomes benefiting a non-Iowa State University entity while instilling professional ethics and accomplishing student learning goals. Course expenses paid by student. A maximum of 4 credits of 494 may be used toward the Horticulture credits required for graduation. Assessed service-learning component.

Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Limited enrollment. Students enrolled in this course also intend to register for HORT 496 the following term. Topics include preparation for safe international travel, the horticultural/agricultural industries, climate, crops, economics, geography, history, marketing, soils, culture, traditions, and horticultural/agricultural development of the country to be visited. Students enroll in this course the term immediately before travel to the foreign country.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Limited enrollment. Study and tour of production methods in major horticultural regions of the world. Influence of climate, economics, geography, soils, landscapes, markets, cultures, and history of horticultural crops. Location and duration of tours will vary. Tour expenses paid by students.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(Cross-listed with AGRON). Cr. 3. F.


Introduction to genetics of reproductive systems, recombination, segregation and linkage analysis, inbreeding, quantitative inheritance, fertility regulation, and polyploidy to prepare students for subsequent courses in crop improvement. Enrollment is restricted to off-campus MS in Plant Breeding students.

(Cross-listed with ENT, PL P). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: PL P 408 or PL P 416 or ENT 370 or ENT 376 or HORT 221
Applications of Integrated Crop Management principles (including plant pathology, entomology, and horticulture) to tropical cropping systems. Familiarization with a variety of tropical agroecosystems and Costa Rican culture is followed by 10-day tour of Costa Rican agriculture during spring break, then writeup of individual projects.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Dual-listed with HORT 424). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.


Inquiry into ethical issues and environmental consequences of horticultural cropping systems, production practices and managed landscapes. Emphasis on systems that are resource efficient, environmentally sound, socially acceptable, and profitable.

(1-3) Cr. 2. F.


Instruction in scientific methods and communication skills.

(Cross-listed with AGRON). (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: AGRON 316; CHEM 231 or CHEM 331
Physiological aspects of seed development, maturation, longevity, dormancy, and germination of agronomic and horticultural crops and their interactions with field and storage environments. Emphasis on current literature and advanced methodology.

(Cross-listed with B M S, EEOB, FS HN, GDCB, NREM, NUTRS, V MPM, VDPAM). Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.SS.


Sessions in basic molecular biology techniques and related procedures. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Cross-listed with B M S, BBMB, EEOB, FS HN, GDCB, NREM, NUTRS, V MPM, VDPAM). Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.


Includes genetic engineering procedures, sequencing, PCR, and genotyping. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Cross-listed with B M S, BBMB, EEOB, FS HN, GDCB, NREM, NUTRS, VDPAM). Cr. 1. Repeatable. S.SS.

Prereq: Graduate classification
Techniques. Includes: fermentation, protein isolation, protein purification, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, NMR, confocal microscopy and laser microdissection, Immunophenotyping, and monoclonal antibody production. Sessions in basic molecular biology techniques and related procedures. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Cross-listed with B M S, BBMB, EEOB, FS HN, GDCB, NREM, NUTRS, V MPM, VDPAM). Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.


Includes: immunophenotyping, ELISA, flow cytometry, microscopic techniques, image analysis, confocal, multiphoton and laser capture microdissection. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Cross-listed with B M S, BBMB, EEOB, FS HN, GDCB, NREM, NUTRS, V MPM, VDPAM). Cr. 1. Repeatable. S.


Includes: Agrobacterium and particle gun-mediated transformation of tobacco, Arabidopsis, and maize, and analysis of tranformants. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Cross-listed with B M S, BBMB, EEOB, FS HN, GDCB, NREM, NUTRS, V MPM, VDPAM). Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.


Includes: two-dimensional electrophoresis, laser scanning, mass spectrometry, and database searching. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Cross-listed with B M S, BBMB, EEOB, FS HN, GDCB, NREM, NUTRS, V MPM, VDPAM). Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.


Includes: metabolomics and the techniques involved in metabolite profiling. For non-chemistry majoring students who are seeking analytical aspects into their biological research projects. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Cross-listed with B M S, BBMB, EEOB, FS HN, GDCB, NREM, NUTRS, V MPM, VDPAM). Cr. 1. Repeatable. S.


Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Cross-listed with STB). (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: Admission to the Seed Technology and Business Master's Degree Program or approval of the instructor
Brief introduction to plant physiology. Physiological aspects of seed development, maturation, longevity, dormancy and germination. Links between physiology and seed quality.

(Cross-listed with AGRON, SUSAG). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: SUSAG 509
Project-focused engagement in food and farming systems using tools and perspectives drawn from multiple disciplines. Includes a field component.

(Cross-listed with AGRON). (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: Junior or senior or graduate classification or permission of instructor
Selected topics on anatomy, morphology, and physiology relative to growth and development of perennial grasses. Emphasis on growth and development characteristics peculiar to grasses and variations of such characteristics under natural and managed conditions.

(Dual-listed with HORT 452). (Cross-listed with ENT, PL P). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: HORT 351
Identification and biology of important diseases and insect pests of turfgrasses. Development of integrated pest management programs in various turfgrass environments.

(Dual-listed with HORT 484). (Cross-listed with AGRON, SUSAG). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 9 cr. in biological or physical sciences
Understanding of the historical origins and ecological theories underpinning the practices involved in organic agriculture. Interdisciplinary examination of crop and livestock production and socio-economic processes and policies in organic agriculture from researcher and producer perspectives.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: a major or minor in horticulture

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Workshops in horticulture, with emphasis on off-campus instruction.

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Workshops in horticulture, with emphasis on off-campus instruction.

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Workshops in horticulture, with emphasis on off-campus instruction.

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Workshops in horticulture, with emphasis on off-campus instruction.

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Workshops in horticulture, with emphasis on off-campus instruction.

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Workshops in horticulture, with emphasis on off-campus instruction.

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Workshops in horticulture, with emphasis on off-campus instruction.

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Workshops in horticulture, with emphasis on off-campus instruction.

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Courses for graduate students:

Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.


Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

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(Cross-listed with AGRON, BBMB, FOR, GDCB, PLBIO). Cr. 1. Repeatable.


Research seminars by faculty and graduate students. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(1-0) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: Graduate student classification
Discussions are intended to foster the development of graduate students as teaching assistants and future horticulture/plant science teachers. Topics include establishing a classroom presence, improving lectures, motivating students, dealing with difficult or disruptive students, and developing a teaching philosophy. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.