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  • Environmental Horticulture
    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
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    EVR 3323 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.
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    LDE 3410C Residential Landscape Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ORH 3513C.
    Basics of residential landscape design including preparation, evaluation and implementation of simple landscape plans. Emphasizes the use of ornamental plants for functional and aesthetic improvement of home environments. Expect to attend one or two Saturday field trips.
    LDE 4404C 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.
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    ORH 1030 Plants, Gardening and You
    Credits: 1.
    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. Gain familiarity with the science and the industries associated with environmental horticulture.
    ORH 1283 Survey of Orchids
    Credits: 1.
    Overview of the complexities of the orchid family, how selected genera are produced and the potential these plants offer to commercial nursery operators and hobbyists for profit or enjoyment.
    ORH 2752 Sensory Gardening
    Credits: 3.
    A hands-on, multidisciplinary approach to environmental horticulture delivered through the context of the human senses. Class activities, assignments and projects enhance awareness and understanding of how horticulture relates to the natural and built world, as well as the ways in which people perceive those worlds.
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    ORH 3053C Principles of Floral Art
    Credits: 3; Prereq: freshman, sophomore or junior status only.
    Introduces 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. Practice the art of floral design in a hands-on laboratory.
    ORH 3222C Turfgrass Culture
    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.
    ORH 3253C Introductory Nursery Management
    Credits: 4.
    Introduces the principles of planning, organizing and managing nursery operations. Emphasizes interactions between growing medium components, plant nutrition and irrigation. Nursery layout, growing structures, materials requirements and business practices are covered. Weekend field trips may be required.
    ORH 3324 Palm Short Course
    Credits: 1; Prereq: BOT 2010 or instructor permission.
    Overview of how palm plants grow and how to diagnose and interpret problems with palm plants.
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    ORH 3513 Environmental Plant Identification and Use
    Credits: 2; 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. Emphasizes temperate plants. Taught off campus.
    ORH 3513C Environmental Plant Identification and Use
    Credits: 3.
    Combines lecture and laboratory 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. Emphasizes temperate plants. Taught on UF campus. (B)
    ORH 3513L Environmental Plant Identification and Use Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Coreq: ORH 3513.
    Introductory, upper-division environmental laboratory course. Identify commonly used landscape plants, their use and their characteristics. Taught off campus.
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    ORH 3773 Public Gardens
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ORH 3513C.
    Operation and management of public gardens, including community and amusement parks, nature preserves, botanical gardens, arboreta, and zoological gardens. Explore issues relevant to principles and practices of management and psychological and sociological benefits of gardens and green spaces.
    ORH 3773L Public Gardens Laboratory
    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. Consists of field trips to various botanical gardens, zoos and amusement parks.
    ORH 3774C 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.
    ORH 3815C Florida Native Landscaping
    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.
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    ORH 4223 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.
    ORH 4236C Ornamental Landscape Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ORH 3222C.
    Provide foundational knowledge and the skills needed to successfully manage and maintain residential and commercial landscapes. Additionally, provides students with a greater understanding of the landscape management industry and familiarizes students with sustainable landscape management techniques.
    ORH 4242C Arboriculture
    Credits: 4; Prereq: ORH 3513C.
    Introduces 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.
    ORH 4254 Advanced Nursery Management
    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 personnel 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. Also enhances the skills of horticultural professionals and educators currently working in or with the ornamental plant industry.
    ORH 4254L 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. Also enhances the skills of horticultural professionals and educators currently working in or with the ornamental plant industry.
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    ORH 4256 Nutritional Management of Nursery Crops
    Credits: 3.
    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.
    ORH 4264 Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Culture
    Credits: 3.
    Principles and practices used for commercial production of economically important environmental horticulture crops.
    ORH 4264L Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Culture Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Prereq: ORH 3513C; Coreq: ORH 4264.
    Advanced hands-on laboratory growing a wide range of greenhouse plants through the application of crop cultural practices discussed in lecture.
    ORH 4280 Orchidology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BOT 2011C or BSC 2011.
    Principles and practices involved in the production of orchid plants and flowers, including nomenclature, breeding, seed culture, harvesting and handling.
    ORH 4321C Palm Production and Culture
    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.
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    ORH 4527C Florida Flora and Ecosystem Landscapes
    Credits: 3.
    Introductory, upper-division environmental course on plant identification and environmental aspects of Florida's diverse ecosystems.
    ORH 4528L 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.
    ORH 4804 Annual and Perennial Gardening
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ORH 3513C and PLS 3223; Coreq: ORH 4804L.
    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. Learn the irrigation, fertilization, pruning and cultural needs of these popular plants. Laboratory complements lecture.
    ORH 4804L Annual and Perennial Gardening Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Prereq: ORH 3513 and PLS 3223; Coreq: ORH 4804.
    Taxonomy of ornamental landscape annuals and perennials. Site evaluation, diagnostics, preparation, installation and maintenance of the color portion of commercial and residential landscaping.
    ORH 4848 Landscape Plant Establishment
    Credits: 2.
    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.
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    ORH 4900 Supervised Extension Experience in Environmental Horticulture
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
    Firsthand, authentic extension experiences in agricultural and life sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. (S-U)
    ORH 4905 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.
    ORH 4911 Supervised Research in Environmental Horticulture
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
    Firsthand, authentic research in environmental horticulture under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
    ORH 4915 Honors Thesis Research in Environmental Horticulture
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: junior standing, upper division GPA of 3.75 or higher and completed honors thesis proposal on file.
    Independent research in environmental horticulture leading to an honors thesis. Student are mentored by a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
    ORH 4932 Special Topics in Environmental Horticulture
    Credits: 1 to 4.
    Topics of current interest concerning environmental plants.
    ORH 4933 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.
    ORH 4941 Practical Work Experience
    Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: previous arrangement with advisor 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)
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    PLS 3223 Plant Propagation
    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.
    PLS 3223L Plant Propagation Laboratory
    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.
    PLS 4242C 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.
    PLS 4404C Principles of Composting Technology
    Credits: 3.
    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.
    PLS 4941 Practical Work Experience
    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.
    PLS 4950 Plant Science Capstone
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PLS 3004C and PLS 4941 One year of employment experience in plant science may be substituted for PLS 4941 with instructor permission.
    Identify a problem or topic in plant sciences and develop a poster presentation about this problem or topic. This course discusses the following topics: how to develop a hypothesis, how to complete a reliable literature review, the importance of peer review and how to present results and findings.
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