University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar


XII--Course Descriptions

Horticultural Science

Department of Horticultural Science

53-301 Annual, Perennial and Indoor Plants - Identification and Use F(2-2)

The identification and adaptation of annual, biennial, perennial herbaceous and indoor plants. Lectures will be integrated with outdoor laboratory activities to emphasize utilization of plant groups in park, perennial border, general landscape botanic garden and interiorscape settings.

Prerequisites: 1 course credit in botany.

53-322 Turf Management F(3-0)

Principles and practices of turf production and management of all aspects of the turf industry including golf courses, athletic fields, parks, roadsides, reclamation sites and nursery sod production.

Prerequisites: 1 course credit in botany.

53-323 Plant Propagation F(2-2)

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.

Prerequisites: 17-115.

53-326 Woody Plants F(1-3)

Identification and cultural adaptation of native and introduced woody plants useful in cultivated landscapes and natural areas.

Prerequisites: 17-115.

53-328 Greenhouse Production W(3-3)

Principles and practices of production, culture and marketing of greenhouse flower and vegetable crops.

Prerequisites: 17-230.

53-334 Culture of Plants W(3-2)

Site preparation, plant establishment and culture of plants in various landscape settings. The course will examine the problems of disturbed planting sites, urban environment and the culture of plants in high traffic areas. Arboricultural cultivation and maintenance of woody plants with practical application will be discussed.

Prerequisites: 17-115 or equivalent.
Exclusions: 53-332, 53-342.

53-351 Vegetable Production F(3-3)

The vegetable industry and the characteristics, culture, storage and marketing of field-grown vegetable crops will be studied. Organic vegetable production will also be considered.

Prerequisites: 17-230.

53-425 Nursery Production W(2-3)

Methods of production for field and container grown landscape nursery stock including cultural management and merchandising in wholesale and retail operations.

Prerequisites: 01-1101/2 or 1 course credit in plant science or botany.

53-430 Postharvest Physiology W(3-3)

An examination and discussion of physiological and biochemical processes unique to postharvest development and deterioration. Principles and practices of storing fruits, vegetables, and florists' and nursery stocks as well as marketing pathways for horticultural crops will be considered.

Prerequisites: 17-230.

53-438 Tropical and Sub-Tropical Horticultural Crops F(3-0)

Principles involved in the production and utilization of tropical and sub-tropical horticultural crops and agroforestry. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 01-1101/2 or 01-2451/2.

53-442 Fruit Crops F(3-3)

Growth patterns, fruiting characteristics and adaptation to environmental conditions of fruit crops in temperate regions. Classification, cultural practices including propagation and the physiological principles underlying these practices will be emphasized.

Prerequisites: 17-230.

53-490 Horticultural Science Research I S,F,W(1-5)

The student, in consultation with a faculty member, will select and define a research problem. Supervisory arrangements should be made at least 1 semester prior to commencing the course. The course will include preparation of a detailed literature review, project proposal and progress report. This course will normally be followed by 53-491 to provide 2 semesters for completion of the project.

Prerequisites: completion of semester 6 in the B.Sc. or B.Sc.(Agr.) program.

53-491 Horticultural Science Research II S,F,W(1-5)

A continuation of 53-490 in which the student will complete the research, write up the research findings in a scholarly scientific style and present a seminar.

Prerequisites: 53-490.

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar
XII--Course Descriptions

[Previous] [Parent] [Next]

[Table of Contents] [Index] [Glossary]
[Courses by Subject] [Courses by Name] [Awards by Category] [Awards by Name] [Calendar Search]

Last revised: August 28, 1996. Contact: