University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, Horticultural Science

Department of Plant Agriculture, Horticultural Science Division.

HORT*3010 Annual, Perennial and Indoor Plants - Identification and Use F(2-2) [0.50]

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.

Prerequisite(s): 0.50 credit in botany

HORT*3220 Turf Management F(3-0) [0.50]

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.

Prerequisite(s): 0.50 credit in botany

HORT*3230 Plant Propagation F(2-2) [0.50]

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.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL*1040

HORT*3260 Woody Plants F(1-3) [0.50]

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

Prerequisite(s): BIOL*1030

HORT*3280 Greenhouse Production W(3-3) [0.50]

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

Prerequisite(s): BOT*3310 or PBIO*3110

HORT*3340 Culture of Plants W(3-2) [0.50]

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.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL*1040 or equivalent

HORT*3510 Vegetable Production F(3-3) [0.50]

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.

Prerequisite(s): BOT*2100

HORT*4080 Controlled Environment Systems for Plants W(3-3) [0.50]

An examination of controlled environments, including: commercial greenhouses, plant growth chambers, advanced life support systems for space, urban office towers and other indoor spaces where some form of environment control/management is required. The material presented will address sensor requirements and principles of operation, feedback control requirements and computer-automated systems in plant growth facilities.

Prerequisite(s): at least 3.00 credits from BOT*, CROP*, HORT*, PBIO* courses including BOT*2100

HORT*4250 Nursery Production W(2-3) [0.50]

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

Prerequisite(s): 1 of AGR*2451/2, 1.00 credit in horticulture, botany or a related field

HORT*4300 Postharvest Physiology W(3-3) [0.50]

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.

Prerequisite(s): BOT*3300 or PBIO*3110

HORT*4380 Tropical and Sub-Tropical Horticultural Crops F(3-0) [0.50]

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

Prerequisite(s): AGR*1101/2 or AGR*1250

HORT*4420 Fruit Crops F(3-3) [0.50]

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.

Prerequisite(s): BOT*2100

HORT*4900 Horticultural Science Research I S,F,W(1-5) [0.50]

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 HORT*4910 to provide 2 semesters for completion of the project.

Prerequisite(s): completion of semester 6 in the B.SC. or B.SC.(Agr.) program

HORT*4910 Horticultural Science Research II S,F,W(1-5) [0.50]

A continuation of HORT*4900 in which the student will complete the research, write up the research findings in a scholarly scientific style and present a seminar.

Prerequisite(s): HORT*4900


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