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New Horticulture Courses

HORT 4990 (3) New for Fall 2021

HORT 4990 CRN 7111 is a new course for the Fall 2021 semester.

Two new horticulture courses for the spring 2021 semester were added by Dr. Bizhen Hu.


 

Hands-on Horticulture: HORT 4990 (3)

Fall 2021 - CRN 71111

Course Introduction: Basics of soilless production with emphasis on hydroponics and aquaponic production. Many of the foods we eat, the landscapes we design, and even some of our medicines are horticultural products. Recent studies have shown that many Americans are unfamiliar with horticulture, even though its products can help mitigate the environmental impacts of wind and water erosion; reduce water use and temperatures in cities and homes; reduce the applications of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers needed to grow food; decrease stress and anxiety; and provide food with essential vitamins and minerals. With a growing world population and an increasing public concern for the environment, students need an understanding of horticulture's role in providing for human needs with as little negative impact of the environment as possible.

Course Format: This course is a lecture and lab-based course. Three weekly meetings of lecture time in the classroom include time and activities in the greenhouses, botanic garden, or similar environments doing activities common to horticulturists - starting seeds and cuttings, designing with plants, pruning, dissecting plant parts, visiting facilities that provide services to horticulturists (entomology and plant pathology, soil and water analysis, etc.), using scientific equipment to take and analyze data, and problem solving, among other activities.

When: MWF, 8:30 - 9:20 am at the Greenhouse Learning Center, Room 103


Hydroponics and Soilless Crop Production:

HORT 3833 - Spring 2021

Prerequisites: HORT 1013.

Description: Basics of soilless production with emphasis on hydroponics and aquaponic production.

Course Objectives: 1) To understand components and work with different types of hydroponic systems in a controlled environment to learn what factors are important for crop production; 2) To develop knowledge and hands-on experience growing a range of crops using hydroponics.

When: MWF, 8:30 - 9:15 am at the Greenhouse Learning Center, Room 103

 


Urban Horticulture Production:

HORT 3713 - Spring 2021

Prerequisites: HORT 1013.

Description: Principles and production of crops for public or community practices with emphasis on production associated with hydroponics, vertical gardening, raised beds, containers, controlled environments, roof tops, high tunnels, edible landscaping, food safety, and farmers markets.

Course Objectives: 1) To address aspects of crop production under urban conditions; 2) To develop knowledge and hands-on experience growing a range of crops using different production practices within urban conditions.

Lecture: Tuesday and Thursdays, 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Lab: Tuesday, 4:30 - 6:15 pm

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