Graduate level courses offered by the Department of Horticulture:

HORT 511. RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVES IN HORTICULTURE. (2 Credits)

Introduces beginning graduate students to the faculty in horticulture and provides an in-depth discussion of their research and education programs.

HORT 518. CURRENT TOPICS IN ENTOMOLOGY. (2 Credits)

This is a core course of the Horticulture graduate program. Provides an advanced understanding of entomology and its relationship to other disciplines through critical analysis of the scientific literature. Students practice synthesizing information and presenting findings to peers. Instructors, topics, and specific learning objectives vary from term to term. CROSSLISTED as ENT 518.

Equivalent to: ENT 518

This course is repeatable for 12 credits.

HORT 519. CURRENT TOPICS IN PLANT BREEDING AND GENETICS. (2 Credits)

Provides an advanced understanding of plant breeding and genetics and their relationship to other disciplines through critical analysis of the scientific literature. Students practice synthesizing information and presenting findings to peers. Instructors, topics, and specific learning objectives vary from term to term. CROSSLISTED as PBG 519.

Equivalent to: PBG 519

This course is repeatable for 12 credits.

HORT 520. CURRENT TOPICS IN HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH. (2 Credits)

This is a core course in the horticulture graduate program. Students gain an advanced understanding of horticulture science and its relationship to other disciplines through critical analysis of the scientific literature. Students practice synthesizing information and presenting findings to their peers. Instructors, topics and specific learning objectives vary from term to term.

This course is repeatable for 12 credits.

HORT 521. HERBS, SPICES, AND MEDICINAL PLANTS. (3 Credits)

Principles of crop ecology, morphology, chemistry and utilization of natural products of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants (HSMP). Examines the history and importance of HSMP, their historic and modern uses, current market trends, botany, collection in the wild, fundamentals of production systems for HSMP, harvesting, drying, and other postharvest operations, natural products and their uses, regulations and legal concerns of herbal products.

Recommended: CROP 200 or equivalent course in HORT.

HORT 533. SYSTEMATICS AND ADAPTATION OF VEGETABLE CROPS. (4 Credits)

Covers the botanical and taxonomic relationships, breeding systems and adaptation of vegetable crops. Fresh material is used to illustrate varietal differences and traits of importance. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as CROP 433/CROP 533.

Equivalent to: CROP 533

Recommended: BI 102 or BI 213 or BI 311 or HORT 430 or CSS 430 or HORT 450 or CSS 450

HORT 540. ORGANIC VEGETABLE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS: DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT. (3 Credits)

Design, management, and troubleshooting in organic vegetable production systems. Students learn to integrate knowledge from various technical disciplines and explore the social,economic, and environmental dimensions of vegetable production to analyze and evaluate organic vegetable farm enterprises.

Recommended: CROP/SOIL 530 and ENT 548

HORT 544. INSECT AGROECOLOGY. (3 Credits)

Agroecology incorporates ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable agricultural systems. Topics include: the role of insects in sustainable agricultural systems; application of the principles of insect ecology to better manage insect pests and maximize crop yield; conserving beneficial insects and other natural resources in agroecosystems and the surrounding landscape. CROSSLISTED as ENT 544.

Equivalent to: ENT 544

Recommended: General background or previous course work in entomology.

HORT 547. ARBORICULTURE. (4 Credits)

The principles and practices of arboriculture, the art and science of selecting, planting, establishing and maintaining trees in urban, suburban, commercial and residential landscapes. Lec/lab CROSSLISTED as FES 447.

Equivalent to: FES 547

HORT 552. BERRY AND GRAPE PHYSIOLOGY AND CULTURE. (4 Credits)

Production of wine grapes, caneberries, strawberries, blueberries, and other miscellaneous berry crops. Emphasis on plant growth and development; pruning and training systems; flower and fruit development and cultivars. Field trips required. Offered in alternate years.

Recommended: HORT 301

HORT 555. URBAN FOREST PLANNING, POLICY AND MANAGEMENT. (4 Credits)

Examination of planning, policy, and management strategies used in the stewardship of urban natural resources. Fundamentals for developing effective programs to maximize the economic, environmental, and social values and benefits of urban forest landscapes. CROSSLISTED as FES 555. Taught via Ecampus only.

Equivalent to: FES 555, FOR 555

Recommended: FOR 350 or FES 350 or HORT 350

HORT 556. PHYSIOLOGY AND PRODUCTION OF BERRY CROPS. (4 Credits)

Physiology and production systems of blueberries, red and black raspberries, blackberries, and other berry crops. Emphasis on plant growth and development; flower and fruit development; cultivars; pruning and training systems; irrigation; harvesting; nutrient management; and conventional and organic production systems.

HORT 563. SEED BIOLOGY. (3 Credits)

Information about reproductive development of plants such as pollination and fertilization, which is important for the initiation of seed formation, will be provided. Embryo and endosperm development as well as accumulation of seed storage materials, which are major events during seed development, will be covered, as well as the dormancy and germination mechanisms in mature seeds. Lectures and discussions (presentations required for graduate students). Offered every even year fall term. CROSSLISTED as CROP 463/CROP 563. Lec/lab.

Equivalent to: CROP 563, HORT 363

HORT 580. CASE STUDIES IN CROPPING SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT. (4 Credits)

Decision cases involving the production of field and horticultural crops; individual and group activities; discussion of the decision-making process. Multiple field trips required. A field trip fee will be charged. CROSSLISTED as HORT 580/CROP 580.

Equivalent to: CROP 580, CSS 580

Recommended: CROP 300 or HORT 300

HORT 581. HORTICULTURE PRODUCTION CASE STUDIES. (4 Credits)

Field-based case studies investigate production issues encountered in horticultural crops; individual and group activities; discussion of processes for troubleshooting, decision-making and management recommendations; assessment of economic, practical and logistical feasibility. Prior knowledge of plant physiology, soils, entomology, and plant nutrition are required. Multiple field trips required. A field trip fee will be charged.

Recommended: HORT 301