University of Connecticut

Horticulture (HORT) 2015-2016

Head of Department: Professor Richard McAvoy

Department Office: Room 122, W.B. Young Building

Major requirements

1110. Fundamentals of Horticulture

Three credits. Three class periods. Salsedo

Science and practice of horticultural plant propagation and culture. Basic concepts of plant structure, growth and function. Integrated pest management. Impact of new technology. Horticulture and the environment.

2430. Herbaceous Ornamental Plants

Three credits. Taught jointly with SAPL 430. Not open for credit to graduate students. Kuzovkina

Identification, nomenclature, cultural requirements and landscape uses of herbaceous perennials, ornamental grasses, ferns, annuals and bulbs. Study of live plants is required.

2520. Floral Art

Two credits. One class period and one 2-hour studio period. Taught jointly with SAPL 520. Palmieri

The study of flower arrangement as an art form with emphasis on historical background, artistic principles, color harmony and care of perishable media. Individual expression is encouraged in the creation of floral composition. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

2560W. Written Communications in Horticulture

One credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. open only to Horticulture or Turfgrass Science majors; others by consent. Lubell

Writing as a component of communicating facts and opinions in the theory and practice of Horticulture. Assignments will reflect forms of writing commonly encountered by professional horticulturists, including descriptive brochures, articles for mass media, extension bulletins, and technical manuals.

2750. Landscape Plant Maintenance

Three credits. Recommended preparation: BIOL 1110. Taught jointly with SAPL 750. Elliott

Planting, establishment and maintenance of woody and herbaceous plants in built and managed environments. Plant structural and functional requirements. Preserving and protecting established plants. Soil conditions and modification. Influence of climate and modification of microclimate. Plant selection. Pruning, mulching, water and irrigation, nutrition and fertilization, plant health care and other horticultural practices.

3410. Woody Plants: Common Trees, Shrubs and Vines

Three credits. Taught jointly with SAPL 410. Two class periods and one 2-hour outdoor laboratory. Recommended preparation: BIOL 1110. Brand

Taxonomy, identification, ornamental characteristics, cultural requirements and landscape use of deciduous and evergreen woody plants most often utilized in landscapes of the northeastern United States and similar environs.

3530. Advanced Floral Design

Two credits. Taught concurrently with SAPL 530. One class period and one 2-hour lab. Not open for credit to graduate students. Prerequisite: HORT 2520; instructor consent. Palmieri

In-depth study of post-harvest requirements for specialized floral crops. Exposure to novel floral materials with an emphasis on special events and wedding designs. Mass marketing, retail price structuring and mass-production concepts are covered. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

3540. Garden Center Management

Three credits. Taught concurrently with SAPL 540. Not open for credit to graduate students. Bonelli

Fundamentals related to horticultural specialty businesses with particular emphasis on the retail and contracting areas. Specialty and mass merchandising firms are considered and compared.

3560. Indoor Plants and Interiorscaping

Three credits. Taught jointly with SAPL 560. Kuzovkina

Taxonomy, identification, ornamental characteristics, cultural requirements and use of tropical plants. Principles of interiorscaping in the home, office, public buildings, and related locations.

3620. Vegetable Production

Four credits. Three class periods and one 2-hour field laboratory period. Taught jointly with SAPL 620. Field trips required. Not open for credit to graduate students. Berkowitz

Fundamentals of soil management and crop plant husbandry as applied to commercial vegetable production and home gardening. Horticultural principles of crop growth. Focus is on sustainable practices. Field laboratory will consist of field trips (some outside designated laboratory time) during the early part of the semester to organic and conventional farms to observe production and marketing practices.

3640. Plant Propagation

Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Not open for credit to graduate students. Taught jointly with SAPL 640. Brand

Theory and practice in sexual and asexual propagation of horticultural plants, emphasizing the anatomical, physiological, and ecological principles involved. Laboratories provide practical experience with seeds, division, cuttings, budding, grafting, layering and tissue culture.

3660. Nursery Production

Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Taught jointly with SAPL 660. Lubell

Principles of field and container production of nursery stock. Emphasis on production practices for woody nursery stock from propagule to sale.

3670. Greenhouse Technology and Operations

Four credits. Three class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: BIOL 1108 or 1110; open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: SOIL 2120. Elliott

Introduction to greenhouse systems with emphasis on structures, environmental control, root media, irrigation and fertilization, and pest control, in relation to requirements for plant growth and crop production. Laboratories provide experience in greenhouse operations and crop production.

3705. Site Plan Graphics

One credit. Prerequisite: Open only to students concurrently enrolled in HORT 3710. Not open to students who have passed LAND 2110.

Introduction to the graphic language of design drawings and site plan graphics.

3710. Design of Small Spaces

Two credits. One class period and one 2-hour studio. Prerequisite: LAND 2210 or concurrent enrollment in HORT 3705. Not open to Landscape Architecture majors.

Studio-based course emphasizing the acquisition of skills necessary for the landscape design for small spaces, including residential properties. Techniques will include: visualization methods, design process methodology, derivation of basic forms and planting design.

3740. Landscape Construction

Three credits. Two 1-hour lectures per week and seven 4-hour outdoor laboratories per semester. Taught jointly with SAPL 740.

Principles and techniques used to build landscape structures including patios, walls, walkways, water features, and green roofs.

3765. Phytotechnology: Use of Plants for Ecosystem Services

Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour laboratory. Recommended preparation: HORT 2750. Field trips and workshops are part of this class. Not open for credit to students who have passed HORT 3760. Kuzovkina

Principles of sustainable landscapes and ecological enhancement using planted systems. Modification of urban environments with streetscaping, green roofs and green walls. Phytoremediation of soil pollution and brownfield reclamation. Bioretention for integrated water resource management. Role of planted systems in biodiversity conservation and climate change.

4650. Plant Tissue Culture

Three credits. Two class periods and one 3-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CHEM 1122 or 1124 or 1127 and instructor consent. Not open for credit to students who have passed HORT 3650. McAvoy

In vitro techniques for plant propogation, biotechnology and research. Media preparation, aseptic micropropogation techniques including meristem culture, direct and indirect-organogenesis and embryogenesis, embryo rescue, somaclonal variation, and pathogen indexing.

 

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