Advanced Horticulture Certificate Class Listings

This certificate requires completion of a a minimum of 12 credit hours. The universities in the AG*IDEA Consortium, which offers this Horticulture certificate, are KSU - Kansas State University; NCSU - North Carolina State University; TTU - Texas Tech University; UNK - University of Nebraska-Kearney; and UNL - University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

Credit Hrs.Teaching InstitutionInstructorOffered

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HORT 824 Plant Nutrition & Nutrient Mgt.

This course will focus on the macro- and micronutrient elements and their function in the growth and development of plants. Emphasis will be placed on the uptake and transport of mineral elements from the soil into and throughout the plant, the role of single elements, interactions/balances between elements, and nutrient deficiency/toxicity symptoms as they affect the physiology of the whole plant. Pre-requisites include: plant physiology, soil, organic chemistry or biochemistry. Strong plant science/biology background is highly recommended with ability to perform continuous algebraic equations.

3 UNL Dr. Ellen Paparozzi Spring - Even Years

HORT 843E Advanced Interiorscaping

Course focuses on the physiological principles and industry practices in the production, moving, care, and maintenance of interior plants. This course will equip students with the career tools to design, install and maintain interior plantscapes. This goal will be accomplished through the review of the pertinent literature and through class exercises designed to improve students' skills and knowledge of interior plant physiology, care and maintenance.

3 TTU Dr. Cynthia McKenney Spring - Even Years

HORT 843K Advanced Arboriculture

Course focuses on the physiological principles and industry practices in the production, moving, care, and maintenance of ornamental trees, shrubs and ground covers. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the career tools to install and maintain woody plants. This goal will be accomplished through the review of the pertinent literature and through class exercises designed to improve students' skills and knowledge of woody plant physiology, care and maintenance.

3 TTU Dr. Cynthia McKenney Spring - Even Years

HORT 844A Environmental Nursery Production Practices

Cultural nursery crop production practices will be presented with consideration of current recommended Best Management Practices, conservation of resources, scientific research-based investigations related to nursery cultural practices, potential risks to nursery personnel and off-site movement of airborne materials and effluents to surrounding areas and public watersheds.

3 NCSU Dr. Helen Kraus Fall - Odd Years

HORT 844E General Viticulture

Broad-based course covers aspects of grapes from vine anatomy to final products. Includes cultivars, propagation, canopy management, diseases, weed control, physiology, anatomy, irrigation, wine production, climates and soils.

3 NCSU Dr. Sara Spayd Spring - Odd Years

HORT 888 Business Management of Ag. Enterprises

Students will research a specific agricultural enterprise, then develop and present a business plan using materials from the primary area of interest. Requires the completion of a shadowing assignment and the analysis of case studies. *Please note that while the course is offered by UNL in both the fall and spring semesters every year, it is available through the special AG*IDEA enrollment system only in the fall of odd-numbered years. Please register with Diane Wasser, dwasser1@unl.edu, to receive the AG*IDEA tuition rate. 

3 UNL Prof. Dave Lambe Fall, Spring*

Only 1 course may be selected from this 2-course group.

HORT 843A: Advanced Greenhouse Crop Production

Principles and practices of commercial production of greenhouse crops involving crop scheduling, greenhouse construction, heating, cooling, growing media, pest management, nutrition, fertility, growth regulation, irrigation, post-harvest handling, and marketing of greenhouse crops.

4 TTU Dr. Cynthia McKenney Spring - Odd Years

Only 1 course may be selected from this 2-course group.

HORT 842B Plant Physiology

Presents fundamental concepts underlying the science of crop physiology, including crop phenology, canopy development and light interception, photosynthesis and respiration, and dry-matter partitioning.

2 UNK Dr. Paul Twigg Fall - Even Years

HORT 842J Water Issues in Lawn & Landscape

Examines critical water issues related to irrigation in urbanizing watersheds, with an emphasis on water quality and quantity. Factors impacting water scarcity and quality will be discussed. Course will help students understand the interrelatedness of correct irrigation practices and water quality/quantity, and will equip them with the necessary career tools to help protect water resources through application of science-based irrigation practices.

3 KSU Dr. Dale Bremer Spring (not scheduled for spring 2017)