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Courses: Horticulture

Horticulture (HORT)

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources 

HORT 200 Introduction to Crop Science (3) Relation of plants, nutrients, environment, cultural practices to crop production. Pre: BOT 101 and CHEM 151 (or concurrent). (Cross-listed as AGRN 200)

HORT 300 Horticulture Production Systems (4) (3 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Comparisons and contrasts of crop management systems, techniques, and technologies in protected and open field production of horticultural crops. Pre: 200 or consent.

HORT 350 Tropical Landscape Horticulture (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Concepts and techniques of landscape design and maintenance in the tropics. Pre: 200 and 369.

HORT 364 Horticultural Practices (2) (1 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Techniques of culture and management of horticulture crops. Pre: 200 (or concurrent).

HORT 369 Ornamental Plant Materials (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Identification, origin, use, and cultural requirement of trees, shrubs, vines, and groundcovers used in Hawaiian landscapes. Pre: 200.

HORT 401 Vegetable Crop Production (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Crop biologies, requirements, and production techniques for commercial vegetable production in Hawai'i will be stressed. Pre: 300 or consent. 

HORT 402 Flower Crop Production (3) Biology and production of cut flowers and blooming potted plants under field and protected cultivation in Hawai'i and globally. A-F only. Pre: 300 or consent.

HORT 403 Fruit Crop Production (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Botanical aspects and horticultural management practices of selected tropical and subtropical fruit crops, with emphasis on small scale commercial production in Hawai'i. Pre: 300 or consent.

HORT 404 Foliage Crop Production (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Combined lecture-lab course on foliage crop production in Hawai'i. Crop biology, requirements and production techniques. Pre: 300 or consent.

HORT 420 Plant Propagation (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Theoretical and applied aspects of seed and vegetative propagation technology involving fruits, flowers, vegetables, and landscape plants. Pre: 200.

HORT 430 Nursery Management (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Management practices in production and operations of commercial nurseries in Hawai'i. Pre: 200.

HORT 440 Tissue Culture (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Application of plant tissue culture for horticulture; study of growth and development of plant tissues as influenced by chemical and environmental factors. Pre: 420 or consent. Recommended: BOT 410.

HORT 453 Plant Breeding (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Application of genetics to crop improvement, breeding methods, breeding of plants in Hawai'i. Pre: BIOL 375.

HORT 460 Turfgrass Management (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Selection, establishment, and maintenance of grasses for various types of turf. Pre: 200.

HORT 470 Principles of Plant Physiology (3) Integration of form and function from cellular to whole plant levels in processes from seed germination, through photosynthesis, growth, and morphogenesis, to flowering and senescence. Pre: CHEM 152 and BIOL 171; or consent. Co-requisite: 470L. (Cross-listed as BOT 470)

HORT 470L Principles of Plant Physiology Lab (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Principles of experimentation in plant physiology, includes individual investigations. Co-requisite: 470. (Cross-listed as BOT 470L)

HORT 473 Post-Harvest Physiology (3) Comparative physiological and biochemical processes during growth, maturation, ripening, and senescence in fruits, vegetables, and flowers related to changes in quality and storage life. Tropical commodities emphasized. Pre: 200, BIOL 171, or BOT 201; CHEM 152; or consent.

HORT 481 Weed Science (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Weed classification, identification, adaptations for weediness; principles of weed control; properties, uses, and action of herbicides. Lab: pesticide application equipment and techniques, no-till farming, greenhouse and field experiments. Pre: 200 and CHEM 152.

HORT 491 Topics in Horticulture (V) Study and discussion of significant topics, problems. Offered by visiting faculty and/or for extension programs. Repeatable.

HORT 492 Internship (4) Integration and application of academic knowledge and critical skills emphasizing professional development. Placement with an approved cooperating supervisor/employer. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as AGRS 492 and ENTO 492)

HORT 499 Directed Study (V) Supervised individual instruction in field laboratory and library. Repeatable. CR/NC only. Maximum of 3 credit hours. Pre: 364.

HORT 500 Master's Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master's Plan B or C candidate and consent.

HORT 601 Crop Modeling (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles of modeling crop growth and development, model types, techniques, simulation. Modeling influence of climate/environment on phenology, growth, development of horticultural crops. Pre: AREC 310 and BOT 470. Recommended: AREC 210 or MATH 241.

HORT 603 Experimental Design (4) (3 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Design of experiments and variance analyses in biological and agricultural research. Pre: AREC 310 or ZOOL 631. Recommended: ZOOL 632. (Cross-listed as AGRN 603 and ANSC 603)

HORT 614 Cellular Genetics of Crops (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Applications of molecular genetics and cytogenetics to crop improvement. Pre: 453 and ENBI 402.

HORT 615 Quantitative Genetics (3) Applications of quantitative genetics to crop and animal improvement. Pre: 603 or consent.

HORT 654 Communications in Agriculture (1) (3-hr Lec/Lab combination) Laboratory-type course for improving communication abilities. Presentations to lay audiences are emphasized. Hands-on experience in techniques and methods is provided.

HORT 664 Orchidology (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Classification, culture, cytogenetics, breeding of orchids. Pre: BOT 101 and BIOL 375.

HORT 667 Horticultural Seminar (1) Presentation of research reports; reviews of current literature in horticulture.

HORT 674 Plant Growth and Development (3) Physiology of plant growth regulators, tropisms, circadian rhythms, translocation, photoperiodism and vernalization, germination, dormancy and senescence. Pre: BOT 470 and ENBI 402. (Cross-listed as BOT 674)

HORT 699 Directed Research (V) In-depth study of specialized problems. CR/NC only. Maximum of 8 credit hours. Pre: consent.

HORT 700 Thesis Research (V)

HORT 710 Mineral Nutrition of Tropical Crops (3) (1 2-hr Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Mineral nutrition of plants in relation to plant metabolism, mechanisms of ion uptake, long-distance transport of solutes, and interactions at the root-soil interface. Special emphasis on problems associated with tropical crops. Pre: BOT 470 and SOIL 450; or consent. (Cross-listed as AGRN 710) (Alt. years)

HORT 711 Special Topics in Experimental Horticulture (V) Specialized topics from various areas in horticultural research such as experimental techniques, growth regulation, morphogenesis, genetics and breeding, culture and nutrition of tropical crops. Pre: consent.

HORT 800 Dissertation Research (V)

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