Graduate Courses

4000 level courses may be taken for graduate credit. There is usually an additional requirement for the graduate students in the course above that for the undergraduates. Courses below the 4000 level may not be taken for graduate credit. Lower level courses are occasionally required by a student's committee as deficiencies, but do not count toward the degree requirements. 
Original investigations on assigned problems in horticulture. Prerequisite: Junior standing. 
Topics related to horticulture, turfgrass or landscape science or management not covered in other courses or a more intensive study of a specific topic. May be repeated for credit.
Training for and participation on horticultural identification, judging and competitive teams. Prerequisite: HORT 2003. May be repeated for up to 4 hours of degree credit.
Principles and practices involved in landscape installation and construction. Topics covered include sequencing construction activities, protecting existing trees, landscape soils, selecting plants, planting and transplanting plant materials, wood construction, cement and masonry construction, and low-voltage lighting. Lecture 3 hours per week. Preparatory training in agribusiness or business is suggested. Prerequisite: HORT 2003 and HORT 3103. SYLLABUS
Principles and practices of landscape management and maintenance. Topics include low maintenance and seasonal color design, pruning and hazard tree management, water and fertilizer management, pesticide use, and other maintenance activities. Basic elements of marketing, specifications and contracts, estimating, personnel management, and equipment selection and acquisition relevant for landscape services will be introduced. Preparatory training in agribusiness or business is suggested. Prerequisite: HORT 2003 and HORT 3103. SYLLABUS
The management technologies and cultural practices of fruit crops including (but not limited to) blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, peaches, and apples will be presented. The underlying scientific principles of crop genetics, nutrition, and physiology will be presented as a basis for making management decisions in fruit crop productions. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: HORT 2003. SYLLABUS
Principles of plant propagation using seeds, cuttings, grafting, budding, layering, and tissue culture. The physiological basis of propagation is described. Knowledge of plant growth and physiology is needed. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours per week. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: BIOL 1613 and BIOL 1611L. SYLLABUS
This course addresses issues and practices involved in production of quality woody nursery crops (e.g. trees and shrubs produced in open filed and containerized systems). SYLLABUS
Ornamental planting design and landscape planning concepts. Preparing planting plans, materials sheets, and cost estimates for residential properties. Prerequisite: HORT 3103. SYLLABUS
Laboratory involving hands-on experiments designed to demonstrate principles discussed in the lecture section. Includes field trips. Corequisite: HORT 4703. SYLLABUS
Operation and management of greenhouses and other controlled environments used in horticultural production. Emphasis on system design and construction, control of light intensity and photoperiod, heating and cooling systems, substrates, mineral nutrition, water quality and irrigation systems. Prerequisite: HORT 2003 and CHEM 1073. SYLLABUS
Laboratory involving hands-on experiments designed to demonstrate principles discussed in the lecture section. Includes field trips. Corequisite: HORT 4803. SYLLABUS
Principles and practices of production and marketing of crops commonly grown in controlled environments including flowering containerized herbaceous species, geophytes, annual and perennial bedding plants, hydroponic vegetables and herbs. Prerequisite: HORT 4703. SYLLABUS
Turf management techniques for golf courses, and athletic fields including species selection, root-zone construction and modification, fertilization, mowing, irrigation and pest control. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: CSES 2203 and CSES 2201L and (HORT 2303 or HORT 3403). SYLLABUS
An overview of the fundamental concepts of the physical and chemical properties of rootzones as related to construction and turfgrass management. Prerequisite: HORT 2303. SYLLABUS
This course is designed to cover specific aspects of golf course operations that would not be included in traditional turfgrass management courses. Topics will include budgeting, personnel management, tournament setup and operation, dealing with golf club committees, communication, and other relevant topics related to managing a golf course maintenance operation.Prerequisite: HORT 4903. SYLLABUS
The course covers the impacts of turfgrass management practices on turf quality and the environment. In addition, the identification, biology, and control practices for the major insects, diseases, and weeds that infest turf will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on management strategies that include both chemical and non- chemical approaches to the prevention and control of common turfgrass pests. Prerequisite: HORT 2303 and 6 hours selected from CSES 2003, PLPA 3004, and ENTO 3013. SYLLABUS
Review of scientific literature and oral reports on current research in horticulture. Maybe repeated for up to 4 hours of degree credit.  
Original investigations on assigned problems in horticulture. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Application of genetic principles to the improvement of crop plants. Presentation of conventional plant breeding methods and special techniques such as polyploidy, interspecific hybridization and induced mutation. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: BIOL2323 and BIOL2321L (or ANSC3123 and CSES4103) SYLLABUS
This course will focus on environmental and developmental processes of plant growth and development. A student completing this course should have an understanding of developmental processes of plant growth and how environmental factors interact to affect and control plant growth and development. SYLLABUS
This course will teach students how to apply biological, chemical and physical principles to models of how plants are damaged by temperature extremes and how they change to increase resistance. Students will apply these principles to better understand plant responses to other environmental challenges, including both biotic and abiotic stresses. SYLLABUS
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Discussion and advanced studies on selected topics in genetics, plant breeding, physiology and culture of horticultural crops. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for degree credit. 
In-depth study of genetic improvement and techniques. Covers both current and classical literature. Topics to be discussed: haploidy, genetic control of pairing, somatic instability, tissue culture and protoplast fusion, and male sterility. Lecture discussion 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: BIOL2323 and BIOL2321L (or ANSC3123 and CSES4103 or equivalent.) SYLLABUS

Plant Science (PTSC) Courses

Advanced discussion of topics in plant science on a participatory basis. Topics in plant pathology, horticulture and forestry will be treated. May be repeated for 2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
Principles, capabilities, and operation of laboratory instrumentation utilized in plant science research. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours per week. Corequisite: lab component.

Plant Pathology (PLPA) Courses

Plant Pathology Courses