Floriculture and Nursery Production Management Class Listings

This certificate requires completion of a a minimum of 12 credit hours.

The universities in the AG*IDEA Consortium, which offers the Horticulture certificate, are:

  • KSU - Kansas State University
  • NCSU - North Carolina State University
  • TTU - Texas Tech University
  • UNK - University of Nebraska-Kearney
  • UNL - University of Nebraska - Lincoln
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CORE COURSES: Minimum of 5 hours required. Select from the following courses:

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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 and algebra background are highly recommended.

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Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: UNL
Instructor: Dr. Ellen Paparozzi
Offered: Spring – Even 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.

OR
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: UNK
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:
Offered:
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.

OR
Credit Hours: 4
Teaching Institution: TTU
Instructor: Dr. Cynthia McKenney
Offered: Spring - 2021
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

ELECTIVE COURSES: Minimum of 7 hours required*. Select from the following courses:

HORT 844B Environmental Stress Physiology
Physiology of plant responses to environmental stresses, with emphasis on current research in selected physiological, molecular, and biochemical mechanisms for tolerance to environmental stresses such as temperature extremes, drought, salt, pathogens and other plants.
Credit Hours: 1
Teaching Institution: NCSU
Instructor: 
Offered: Fall
HORT 888 Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development
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 Spring 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: Spring odd-numbered years


HORT 817 Plant Pathology: Principles and Applications
This course is an introduction to pathogen biology, pathogen-host interactions, and environmental influences on plant diseases. It includes implementation of cultural, resistance, and chemical strategies for disease management.
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: UNL
Instructor: Dr. Gary Yuen
Offered: Summer

Or choose one from the following Entomology courses (also an elective):

ENTO 803: Management of Horticultural Insects
This course focuses on identification, biology, ecology and management of insect pests of horticultural crops, including vegetables, deciduous fruits and nuts, trees and shrubs, greenhouse crops, turf and ornamentals. Emphasis is on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies employed to maintain pests below damaging levels while minimizing the use of traditional insecticides.

OR
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: UNL
Instructor: Dr. Thomas Weissling
Offered: Spring - Even Years
ENTO 812: Entomology and Pest Management
Principles embodied in the implementation of multifaceted tactics designed to successfully manage insect populations.


Credit Hours: 3
Teaching Institution: UNL
Instructor: Dr. Gary Brewer
Offered: Summer - Odd Years

*And any course not taken in the Core.