Advanced Horticulture Certificate Class Listings

This certificate requires completion of 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. Select classes from the list below.

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.
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: UNL
Instructor: Dr. Ellen Paparozzi
Offered: Spring – Even Years
HORT 888 Business Mgt. of Horticulture 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 Dan Cotton, dcotton1@unl.edu, to receive the AG*IDEA tuition rate.
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: UNL
Instructor: Prof. Dave Lambe
Offered: Fall - Odd 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.
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: NCSU
Instructor: Dr. Helen Kraus
Offered:
Fall - Odd Years
HORT 843K 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.
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: TTU
Instructor: Dr. Cynthia McKenney
Offered: Fall 2021
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.
Credit Hours: 4
Teaching Institution: TTU
Instructor: Dr. Cynthia McKenney
Offered: Spring 2021
HORT 844E General Viticulture
Aspects of grapes from vine anatomy to final products.  Cultivars, propagation, canopy management, diseases, weed control, physiology, anatomy, irrigation, wine production, climates and soils.
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: TTU
Instructor:
Offered:
Spring 2020
HORT 896 Introduction to Permaculture
Permaculture means "permanent culture," and ..."is the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of a natural ecosystem." [Bill Mollison] This course will explore a design/thinking methodology that seeks to provide our essential physical needs, food, water, shelter, energy, etc., while doing so in an environmentally friendly, sustainable manner. 
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: NCSU
Instructor:
Offered: Summers 
HORT 896 Fruits & Nut Trees
(Now under development!)
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: NCSU
Instructor:
Offered: Spring odd-numbered years
HORT 843M Weed Science
Weeds and weed control methods in agronomic and horticultural crops and turf grass with chemical weed control. History of weed control, weed characteristics, weed competition, and methods of weed control including mechanical, cultural, biological, and chemical. Discussion of herbicides by family with regard to chemical structure, efficacy, mode and mechanism of action, crop selectivity, soil activity and persistence, and cost.
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: TTU
Instructor:
Offered: Fall Odd-numbered years
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.

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Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: UNL
Instructor: Dr. Paul Twigg
Offered: Fall - Even Years
HORT 896 Plant/Water Relations
Presents fundamental concepts underlying the science of crop physiology, including crop phenology, canopy development and light interception, photosynthesis and respiration, and dry-matter partitioning.
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: TTU
Instructor:
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