Head of Department: Professor Richard McAvoy
Department Office: Room 133, W.B. Young Building
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.
Three credits. Taught 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.
Two credits. One class period and one 2-hour studio period. Taught 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three credits. Taught 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.
Three credits. Taught 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.
Four credits. Three class periods and one 2-hour field laboratory period. Taught 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.
Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Not open for credit to graduate students. Taught 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.
Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Taught 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.
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.
Three credits. Two 1-hour lectures per week and seven 4-hour outdoor laboratories per semester. Taught with SAPL 740.
Principles and techniques used to build landscape structures including patios, walls, walkways, water features, and green roofs.
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.
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.