HORT 604 / Applied Physiology of Horticultural Crops
Course Description: Chemical, biological and environmental factors in growth and differentiation and their application to ornamental, fruit and vegetable crops; growth kinetics; source-sink relations; fruit development; seed development and germination; juvenility; apical dominance; growth retardants; pruning; photoperiodism; flowering; sex expression; and senescence. Prerequisites: MEPS 313 or approval of instructor.
HORT 608 / Plants for Landscape Design
Identification and use of indigenous and introduced plants in landscape designs; plants for special uses in commercial and residential developments; emphasis on ornamental attributes, identification, cultural requirements, limitations and adaptability in urban and suburban environments for important taxa; discussion of current issues, research, and trends in selection, marketing, and utilization of plants for landscape design. Prerequisite: HORT 201 or HORT 308 or BIOL 101, or approval of instructor, not open to students with previous credit for HORT 306.
HORT 609 / Plants for Landscape Design II
Identification and use of indigenous and introduced landscape plants; plants for special uses in urban environments; emphasis on plants’ ornamental attributes, cultural requirements, and adoptability in urban and suburban environments. Not open to students who have completed HORT 308. Prerequisite: HORT 201, HORT 206, BOTN 101, HORT 608, or approval of the instructor.
HORT/MEPS 610 / Physiological and Molecular Basis for Plant Stress Response
Provide the student with tools to understand the molecular and physiological consequences caused by environmental factors (abotic and biotic) on plant growth and development and the mechanisms of stress adaptation to stress. Prerequisite: MEPS 313 or equivalent.
HORT 611 / Urban Landscape Ecology
Basic concepts and current topics in urban landscape ecology. Urban and fragmented ecosystems ranging from individual plant responses to landscape scale changes. Students will participate in discussions and critique recent literature in the field of urban plant ecology. Prerequisite: An undergraduate or graduate class in plant biology or plant ecology is recommended.
HORT/MEPS 618 / Root Biology
Basic concepts and current topics in root-soil ecology; managed and natural ecosystems including grasslands, cropping systems and forests; role of roots in the rhizosphere, the effects of soil, nutrient and water stress and climate change in C and N cycling and carbon sequestration; participate in discussions and critique recent literature. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Cross-listed with MEPS 618.
HORT 622 / Citrus and Subtropical Fruits
Various types of citrus; identification, culture, processing, marketing, and the economic future; prepares students to function in a continuously changing production environment in production areas. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
HORT 630 / Post-Harvest Biology, Physiology and Genetics of Plants
Overview of biological, physiological and genetic mechanisms which impart phenotypes associated with quality and value of plant products; current emphasis in areas of ripening, senescence, fruit and flower development, and relevant applications of biotechnology will be focus of course. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Cross-listed with MEPS 630.
HORT 640 / Phytochemicals in Fruits and Vegetables to Improve Human Health
Current scientific knowledge about the role of phytochemicals in their diet; increase the knowledge and awareness of successful, cost effective, public and private integrated approaches to reduce the health and economic burden of chronic diseases; provide instructional curricular resources media for dissemination through conventional and distance education technology. Prerequisite: Approval of Instructor.
HORT 681 / Seminar
Student and staff participation in review of literature and reporting on current developments in research on production and processing of horticultural crops. Required of all graduate students in horticulture and floriculture.
HORT 684 / Professional Internship
Program planned to provide professional training in student’s particular field of interest. Faculty and employer will supervise the activity. Work-study planned as a part of the Master of Agriculture degree program in fruit, ornamentals or vegetable production, processing and handling or landscape or garden design and maintenance. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
HORT 689 / Special Topics in Horticulture
Selected topics in an identified area of horticulture. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.
HORT 691 / Research
Research in horticultural problems for thesis or dissertation.
HORT 693 / Professional Study
Approved professional paper undertaken as the requirement for the Master of Agriculture. May be taken more than once, but not to exceed 3 hours of credit towards a degree. Prerequisite: Graduate classification. Cross-listed with FLOR 693.