AGRO 1110G. Introduction to Plant Science (Lecture & Lab)

4 Credits (3+2P)

This is an introductory course for understanding plant science. Basic biological, chemical, and physical principles of various plants are covered. The focus of this course is on plants/crops used in agriculture production of food and fiber as well as pasture and range plants. Plant taxonomy and soil properties will also be discussed. Same as HORT 1115G.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the basic structure of plants including growth and function.
  2. Define photosynthesis, respiration, and translocation
  3. Utilize plant taxonomy techniques to identify various plants.
  4. Classify soils based on their chemical and physical properties.
  5. Explain how different soil properties affect plant growth and sustainability.

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AGRO 2160. Plant Propagation

3 Credits (2+2P)

Practical methods of propagating horticultural plants by seed, cuttings, layering, grafting, division and tissue culture. Examination of relevant physiological processes involved with successful plant propagation techniques. Crosslisted with HORT 2160.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Practical methods of propagating plants by seed, cuttings, layering, grafting, division, and tissue culture through experiential, “hands-on” laboratories.
  2. Relevant physiological principles involved in propagating horticultural plants through lecture discussions and readings.

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AGRO 2996. Special Topics

1-4 Credits (1-4)

Specific subjects and credits to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 4 credits per semester. No more than 9 credits toward a degree. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Varies

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