Introduction to Ecosystem Restoration
Credits: 4; Coreq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010C, or instructor permission.
Restoration theory and planning, disturbed land reclamation, woodland/wetland/river restoration, invasive species, community involvement, and monitoring, and emphasizes plant selection, establishment and maintenance.
Credits: 3; Prereq: ORH 3513C.
A basic course in residential landscape design including preparation, evaluation and implementation of simple landscape plans. Emphasis on the use of ornamental plants for functional and aesthetic improvement of home environments. Students may be expected to attend one or two Saturday field trips.
Advanced Residential Landscape Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: LDE 3410C or LAA 2360C.
Sustainable landscape design concepts and practices to create regenerative and resilient residential landscapes that demonstrate advanced design skills and knowledge.
A non-majors overview of environmental horticulture that emphasizes the art and science of growing, installing and maintaining plants used to enhance and improve the human environment indoors and outdoors. Students gain familiarity with the science and the industries associated with environmental horticulture.
A hands-on, multidisciplinary approach to environmental horticulture delivered through the context of the human senses. Class activities, assignments and projects are designed to enhance students’ awareness and understanding of how horticulture relates to the natural and built world, as well as the ways in which people perceive those worlds.
Credits: 3; Prereq: freshman, sophomore or junior status only.
Introduction to the concepts and practices of floral design. Includes in-depth study of the principles and elements of design and the design process, as implemented through the medium of floral materials. Students practice the art of floral design in a hands-on laboratory.
Credits: 4; Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010, and CHM 1025.
Comparisons of turfgrass for their landscape and recreational uses. Growth characteristics, method of propagation, and basic management requirements, including control of important pest problems, are covered.
Introduction to the principles of planning, organizing and managing nursery operations. Interactions between growing medium components, plant nutrition and irrigation will be emphasized. Nursery layout, growing structures, materials requirements and business practices are covered. Weekend field trips may be required.
Environmental Plant Identification and Use
Credits: 1; Coreq: ORH 3513L.
Identification, growth characteristics, culture and use of common landscape and greenhouse plants. Materials include trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, lawn grasses and floriculture crops. Emphasis on temperate plants. (Course is taught off campus.)
Environmental Plant Identification and Use
A combined lecture and laboratory course for identification, growth characteristics, culture and use of common landscape and greenhouse plants. Materials include trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, lawn grasses and floriculture crops. Emphasis on temperate plants. (Course is taught at UF.) (B)
Environmental Plant Identification and Use Laboratory
Credits: 2;Coreq: ORH 3513.
Introductory, upper-division environmental laboratory course. Students identify commonly used landscape plants, their use and their characteristics. (Course is taught off campus.)
Retail Florist Shop and Garden Center Management
A basic course in the operations of retail florist shops and garden centers, including management, shop design and layout, psychology of selling, postharvest handling of flowers, plants and seeds, and the principles of artistic design.
Credits: 2; Prereq: ORH 3513C.
The operation and management of public gardens, including community and amusement parks, nature preserves, botanical gardens, arboreta, and zoological gardens. Students will explore issues relevant to principles and practices of management and psychological and sociological benefits of gardens and green spaces.
Credits: 2; Coreq: ORH 3773.
First-hand observation and evaluation of public gardens and parks to illustrate the management of such, as was discussed in ORH 3773. Course consists of field trips to various botanical gardens, zoos and amusement parks.
Trial Garden and Conservatory Management
Credits: 3; Prereq: ORH 3513.
Practical application of the horticultural and computer skills needed to manage public, private and government conservatories and gardens.
Credits: 3; Prereq: ORH 3513C.
An upper-division, environmental horticulture course designed to introduce students with a plant science background to the nomenclature, effective utilization and design elements of plants native to Florida.
Golf and Sports Turf Management
Credits: 2; Prereq: ORH 3222C.
Strategies involved in golf course and athletic field operations, including development of management cultural practices, adherence to environment regulations, personnel management and budgeting. Students may be expected to attend Saturday field trips.
Credits: 3; Prereq: ORH 3513C.
Principles and practices of landscape installation and management and arboriculture. Students will survey the landscape industry, study landscape contracting procedures and interior plantscape maintenance. Laboratories will provide practical experience in various installation and maintenance practices, and field trips will provide interaction with industry. Students should expect Saturday field trips.
Credits: 4; Prereq: ORH 3513C.
Introduction to urban trees: biology, management requirements, design of urban spaces for trees, site modifications and construction techniques, tree selection, installation techniques, establishing trees in adverse sites, tree pruning and related tree management practices. A written tree management plan is required of every student.
Credits: 3; Prereq: ORH 3253C and ORH 4264, or instructor permission.
Current production and management problems in the U.S. nursery industry. Topics include propagation, water quality, container substrates, nutrient management, irrigation efficiency, cost of production, pest management, postproduction handling and personel training. Introduces best management practices in ornamental plant production. Hands-on experience growing ornamental plants, plus trips to commercial nurseries and markets. Case studies and evaluation of scientific literature reflect real world scenarios to prepare students for positions in the green industry. The course also enhances the skills of horticultural professionals and educators currently working in or with the ornamental plant industry.
Advanced Nursery Management Laboratory
Credits: 1; Prereq: ORH 3253C and ORH 4264, or instructor permission.
Laboratory in current production and management problems in the U.S. nursery industry. Hands-on experience growing ornamental plants, plus trips to commercial nurseries and markets. Case studies and evaluation of scientific literature reflect real world scenarios to prepare students for positions in the green industry. The course also enhances the skills of horticultural professionals and educators currently working in or with the ornamental plant industry.
Nutritional Management of Nursery Crops
Techniques for determining, interpreting and managing the nutritional status of container grown greenhouse and nursery crops. Includes water quality, substrate physical and chemical parameters, irrigation and fertilization practices.
Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Culture
Principles and practices used for commercial production of economically important environmental horticulture crops.
Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Culture Laboratory
Credits: 1; Prereq: ORH 3513C; Coreq: ORH 4264.
An advanced hands-on laboratory growing a wide range of greenhouse plants through the application of crop cultural practices discussed in lecture.
Credits: 3; Prereq: BOT 2011C or BSC 2011.
The principles and practices involved in the production of orchid plants and flowers, including nomenclature, breeding, seed culture, harvesting and handling.
Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010 or BOT 2010.
Vegetative and reproductive morphology, identification, germination and container, field and liner production of palms. Palm use in landscapes and interior scapes and their maintenance; transplanting nutrition; and harmful diseases and pests.
Florida Flora and Ecosystem Landscapes
Introductory, upper-division environmental course on plant identification and environmental aspects of Florida's diverse ecosystems.
Advanced Laboratory in Biotechnology
Credits: 1; Prereq: MCB 3020L or BSC 2010L; Coreq: BCH 4024 or CHM 3218 or HOS 4303.
Experiments include gene cloning, PCR techniques, expression and purification of recombinant proteins.
Credits: 1; Prereq: ORH 3513C.
Identification, selection, use and management of annuals, perennials, vines, ornamental grasses and ground covers in the landscape. Hands-on care for plants in the outdoor laboratory. Students learn the irrigation, fertilization, prunin, and cultural needs of these popular plants. Laboratory will complement lecture.
Annual and Perennial Gardening Laboratory
Credits: 2; Prereq: ORH 3513; Coreq: ORH 4804.
The taxonomy of ornamental landscape annuals and perennials. Site evaluation, diagnostics, preparation, installation and maintenance of the color portion of commercial and residential landscaping.
Techniques for selecting and installing plants, building decks and patios, walls, trellises, landscape lighting, irrigation, water gardens and other landscape elements. Prepare balance sheets, bid specifications and contracts and perform landscape installations from completed landscape plants.
Independent Study of Environmental Horticulture
Credits: 1 to 5; can be repeated with a change in content up to 12 credits.
Three topics for independent study: A research investigation and review of literature, drafting of proposal, conducting an experiment, collection of data, summation and interpretation of results and preparation of a report; a library or studio assignment, including analysis of several sources of information on a specific topic with a written evaluation and list of conclusions; or assist in teaching a laboratory of selected courses in environmental horticulture.
Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits; Prereq: must be admitted to the CALS honors program.
A special project course restricted to students in the college's honors program. Students will complete a project on a topic, issue or problem in research, teaching or extension. The project will be reviewed by two faculty members chosen by the honors coordinator.
Special Topics in Environmental Horticulture
Credits: 1 to 4.
Topics of current interest concerning environmental plants.
Professional Seminar in Environmental Horticulture
Credits: 1; Prereq: AEC 3030 and AEC 3033 and ORH 3513C.
A senior-level course for students seeking career opportunities in environmental horticulture. Special emphasis is placed on the expectations of and the relevant issues facing the landscape plant production, landscape management and turfgrass industries. Field trips and attendance at selected commercial trade shows are mandatory.
Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: previous arrangement with adviser and department chair and dean permission.
Practical work must be a new experience and related to student's field of study. A written and oral report is required. (S-U)
Credits: 2; Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010; Coreq: PLS 3221L.
Principles, practices and physiological aspects of the propagation of horticultural and agronomic crops by cuttage, graftage, seedage, micropropagation and other methods.
Credits: 1; Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2010.
Methods of propagating by seeds, bulbs, divisions, layering, cuttings, budding, grafting and micropropagation in a hands-on environment.
Micropropagation of Horticultural Crops
Credits: 4; Prereq: ORH 3513C recommended.
Lectures and laboratory exercises emphasizing the practical application of plant tissue culture for the clonal propagation of horticultural crops. Emphasis on aseptic technique, culture methodology and micropropagation systems development.
Culture and Production of Aquatic Plants
Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
Environmental, physical, nutritional and ecological factors influencing aquatic plant growth. Commercial production techniques will be emphasized. Aquatic plants will be evaluated for use in ecosystems and wetland restoration.
Principles of Composting Technology
Principles that influence the humification of organic matter under controlled conditions, emphasizing factors related to successful utilization of compost in horticultural production, analytical methods of compost quality determinators and regulatory aspects of compost product use.
Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits; Prereq: junior standing and AG-PLS major.
Practical, hands-on experience in the plant sciences through a paid internship in the industry. This must be a new experience and related to the student's field of study. One month of full-time work is required for each credit hour.