University of Guelph 2002-2003 Diploma Program Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, Horticulture

DHRT*1000 Landscape Management F(2-3). [0.50].

The use of hand tools, power machinery, and traditional and contemporary methods in the on-going maintenance of landscape installations will be presented, along with proper equipment operation and safety.

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*1050 Plant Identification I F(2-3). [0.50].

This course provides an introduction to the identification of common landscape plants. Students will learn to identify plants by sight through recognition of subtle differences. Botanical names will be taught. Growing requirements, physical features, ornamental characteristics and potential landscape uses will be discussed.

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*2000 Greenhouse Management W(3-2). [0.50].

Students will learn the basics of greenhouse design and use. Topics such as structures, ventilation, heating, supplemental lighting, relative humidity, irrigation, fertility management and CO2 enrichment will be included. Management and cultural principles of commercial production of various horticultural crops in greenhouses will be used to illustrate management strategies.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*2100 Landscape Design I W(2-4). [0.50].

Students will study the principles of landscape design and learn how to integrate different design styles, different types of landscape materials, structures and plants to create an attractive residential living environment. Students will learn how to identify the design requirements of a site, choose appropriate plants or structures, arrange landscape components and draw a plan of the proposed layout. Introductory drafting techniques will be practised.

Prerequisite(s): DHRT*1050

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*2200 Plant Propagation W(2-2). [0.50].

This course covers the principles and practices of propagation for horticultural plants. Sexual (seed) propagation to include seed maturation, dormancy and seed germination; vegetative (asexual) propagation, including division, layering, budding, grafting and tissue culture are also discussed.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*2300 Turfgrasses in Landscapes W(3-2). [0.50].

This course coveers the use of turfgrass for home lawns, industrial sites, roadsides, athletic fields, municipal sites, golf courses and reclamation of land. Identification and characteristics of turfgrasses, their uses, establishment techniques, and management practices including renovation and control of diseases, weeds and insects are studied.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200, DAGR*1300

Restriction(s): DHRT*3610

Location (s): Guelph

DHRT*3010 Fruit and Vegetable Production F,W(4-0). [0.50].

Students in this course will develop a general understanding of fruit and vegetable production.

Location (s): Alfred, Ridgetown

DHRT*3050 Plant Identification II F(2-3). [0.50].

This is an advanced course continuing the identification of landscape plants. Growing requirements, physical approximate size at maturity and ornamental characteristics will be discussed for each plant. Less common taxa and additional cultivars will be highlighted.

Prerequisite(s): DHRT*1050

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*3090 Landscape Construction F,W(2-3). [0.50].

Construction methods and practices for a variety of landscape projects will be described, demonstrated or practised. Use of the level and project layout will be demonstrated.

Prerequisite(s): DHRT*1000, DHRT*1050, DHRT*2100

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*3100 Landscape Design II F,W(2-4). [0.50].

Students will learn how to read landscape plans and blueprints, and interpret them for layout, costing, estimating, and installation. Landscape planning for parks, golf courses, commercial, institutional and industrial sites will be examined.

Prerequisite(s): DHRT*2100

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*3150 Nursery Management F(2-3). [0.50].

The course covers the setup and organization of a horticultural nursery and the methods of production for field and container-grown landscape nursery stock including cultural management and merchandising in wholesale and retail operations.

Prerequisite(s): DHRT*2200

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*3160 Turf Management F,W(3-2). [0.50].

This course is a study of the identification, production and management of turfgrass as it relates to use, quality and environmental stewardship.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200

Location (s): Alfred, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*3170 Horticultural Weed Science F(3-0). [0.50].

Identification of common weeds in horticulture, methods of weed control, herbicide mode of action and basis of selectivity are the primary areas included in this course

Location (s): Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*3200 Golf Course Turf Management F(3-2). [0.50].

This course deals with the management of specific turfgrasses used on golf courses and sports fields. All aspects including the establishment and maintenance of turf; identification and control of turf diseases and insects; turf management practices; turf irrigation and management of turf under stress are covered in detail. Field trips will be used when possible to examine turf uses and problems.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200, DAGR*1300, DHRT*2300

Location (s): Guelph

DHRT*3300 Greenhouse Crop Production F,W(3-2). [0.50].

Production practices of selected greenhouse vegetable crops, pot crops and cut flower crops will be demonstrated.

Prerequisite(s): DHRT*2000, DHRT*2200

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*3510 Experiential Learning in Horticulture S,F,W. [0.50].

Student-initiated learning opportunities can be developed as a credit course in consultation with a supervising faculty member. Details of the activities included in the program will be outlined in a learning contract initiated by the student and agreed to by the faculty supervisor prior to the commencement of the work experience.

Prerequisite(s): 4.00 credits, registration in the Diploma Program in Horticulture

Restriction(s): DAGR*3510, DAGR*3880, DFN*3510

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*3910 Special Study Project S,F,W(0-0). [0.50].

A self-directed student project focusing on a topic of academic and/or practical interest to the student. The student will identify and propose a detailed course outline to be reviewed and approved by the faculty supervisor prior to the commencement of the project. The project could include a research assigment, a literature review, a hands-on assignment with specific learning objectives and milestones for achieving these objectives.

Prerequisite(s): 3.00 credits, registration in the Horticulture Diploma program and written permission of the faculty supervisor

Restriction(s): DAGR*3900, DAGR*3910, DFN*3910

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*4000 Ornamental Plant Protection W(3-2). [0.50].

This course is a study of the biology and control of insects and diseases of nursery, landscape, turfgrass and greenhouse crops. Approaches to integrated pest management are incorporated into control methods.

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*4010 Floral Design and Retailing W(0-4). [0.50].

The basic requirements of a floral designer will be studied, including the principles and elements of design, colour theory, design styles and techniques, in-shop procedures and sales skills. There will be opportunity to practise arranging both fresh and permanent flowers. Proper care, handling and display of fresh-cut flowers as well as foliage and flowering plants are also included in this course.

Location (s): Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*4050 Certification and Safety W(3-2). [0.50].

Students will learn the necessary information required to write the Pesticide Applicator's examinations which are a legal requirement for anyone wishing to apply or sell pesticide products in Ontario. For interested students, licensing exams can be arranged with licensing authorities upon payment of relevant fees. Students will also be introduced to Federal and Provincial legislation governing worker health and safety in the workplace. The Occupational Health and Safety Act, in particular WHMIS, CPR and First Aid will be covered.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1600

Location (s): Alfred, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*4100 Computer Assisted Design F,W(2-4). [0.50].

Landscape designs and visualizations will be prepared with computer technology, using residential landscape projects. Drafting, design, visualization or modelling software will be taught and used to create plans, views, pictures and/or models.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200, DAGR*1610 OR CIS*1000, DHRT*1050, DHRT*2100

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph (F), Kemptville, Ridgetown

DHRT*4300 Arboriculture W(2-3). [0.50].

This course will provide students with the opportunities to learn both the principles and the skills necessary to manage and care for trees in the landscape. Case studies will be used to help students develop the skills necessary to assess tree problems.

Location (s): Kemptville, Ridgetown



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