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HOS 1010 - Introduction to Horticultural Science

Study of scientific basis of horticulture for beginning students. Part I introduces biology of horticulture; Part II deals with techniques of horticulture; Part III surveys industry, emphasizing distinguishing characteristics and special problem. Includes aesthetic aspects of horticulture. Lab periods cover such practices as pruning, propagation, plant classification. (Lab fee)

 

IPM 1301C - Pesticides

Involves classification, mode of action, toxicity, mixing, registration and safe application techniques of pesticides used in pest control industry.

 

ORH 1510C - Ornamental Plant Materials I

Prerequisite: HOS 1010 or departmental approval. Detailed study of temperate zone plants used in Florida landscaping. Includes identification, growth characteristics, propagation, culture and uses of plants. (Lab fee)

 

ORH 1511C - Ornamental Plant Materials II

Prerequisite: HOS 1010 or departmental approval. Identification, growth characteristics, propagation, culture and use of tropical and sub-tropical plants in Florida plantscapes. (Lab fee)

 

ORH 1873C - Interiorscaping

Prerequisite: ORH 1511 or departmental approval. Comprehensive study of design elements and principles as applied to interior situations and conditions. Emphasis on preparation, evaluation and implementation of functionally designed areas. Maintenance procedures and practices discussed in detail. (Lab fee)

 

ORH 2220C - Turf Grass Culture

Prerequisites: HOS 1010 and SOS 2102 or departmental approval. Detailed study of turf grass varieties and their establishment, maintenance and renovation. Emphasis on physiology, soil-water relationships, nutrition, pests and their control and sod production. (Lab fee)

 

ORH 2251C - Nursery Operation-Management

Prerequisite: HOS 1010 or departmental approval. Study of management and cultural practices. Includes laboratory work in time-motion studies, production scheduling, marketing surveying, nursery design, nursery visitations, nursery personnel, cost analysis, cultural approaches, growing structures and equipment use. (Lab fee)

 

ORH 2262C - Flori-Crop Production and Use

Prerequisite: HOS 1010 or departmental approval. Basic concepts of commercial greenhouse construction, maintenance and environmental control techniques. Majoremphasis on production, management and marketing of major floral crops. (Lab fee)

 

ORH 2840C - Landscape Construction

Prerequisite: HOS 1010 or departmental approval. Comprehensive study of methods and practices in landscape construction industry today. Topics include mechanics of landscaping construction, materials selection and preparation, personnel hiring, training and retraining, work schedules, planning, labor analysis, pricing, bidding, and estimating.

 

PLP 2001C - Plant Pathology

Prerequisite: HOS 1010 or departmental approval. Deals with more common and important diseases of horticultural plants. Discusses symptoms, life history of casual organisms and treatments of diseases. Analysis of biological, physical and chemical approaches. (Lab fee)

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