Principles of Horticulture-E2

Numbering Code U-LAS14 20053 LE68 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Mainly 1st & 2nd year students Target Student For science students
Language English Day/Period Wed.3
Instructor name Garry John PILLER (Graduate School of Agriculture Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course is a broad introduction to the science and technology underlying the use and production of horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables, flowers, and landscape plants). It includes the structure; growth, development and manipulation of horticultural plants; environmental influences; the basic principles of propagation, outdoor and greenhouse production; and pest control.
Course Goals Upon successful completion of this course students will:
・ Be able to use basic horticultural vocabulary to describe and define horticultural management activities.
・ Demonstrate a working knowledge of growth and development patterns of horticultural crops, and responses to environmental variables.
・ Be able to access and understand basic research on horticultural crops.
Schedule and Contents Course Schedule
1. Introduction/ History
2. Plant Structure & Genotype
3. Flowers & Fruits
4. Propagation
5. Light
6. Temperature
7. Water
8. Soils & Soil Management
9. Mineral Nutrition
10. Plant Hormones
11. Directing Plant Growth
12. Pest & Disease Management
13. Greenhouse Production
14. Post Harvest Handling
15. End Exam
16. Feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy Grading: Class attendance, active participation land listening quizzes (20%), weekly quizzes based on assigned pre-class reading materials (30%), in-class group presentation (20%), and final exam (30%).
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students should read or listen to the required pre-class materials and submit any required assignment before the class, and come to class ready to participate in class activities.Typically, this will entail listening to a short video or podcast (10 min. or less), as well as reading a 2 or 3 page handout and be prepared to write answers to 1 or 2 questions about the reading material in the following class (15 to 20 minutes provided in class).
References, etc. Handouts and supplemental readings will be distributed electronically and/or as a hard copy in class.