Horticulture and Crop Science

Introduction to Hydroponics

This hands-on intensive course will introduce students to soilless hydroponic crop production. The course will provide basic information on key components of hydroponics, different systems adopted for different crop species, as well as ideas of implementing them in commercial settings, home gardening as well as school science teaching programs.

Phytochemicals in Human Health: Crops to the Clinic

Covers the function and control of phytochemicals in plants, the function of phytochemicals in human health, delivery of phytochemicals through foods in the diet, strategies when designing studies examining foods for health, and policy and sustainability considerations. Prereq: Biochem 4511 (511) or 5613 (613), or equiv; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for FdScTe 7810. Cross-listed in FdScTe, HumnNtr, BSGP, and PubHEpi.

Metabolomics, Principles and Practice

Introduces students to the principles and practice of metabolomics. Metabolomics is the study of the totality of small molecules existing within a system. We will focus here on the application of metabolomics to plant, food, nutrition and health-related research, although concepts are applicable to other disciplines. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Cross-listed in BMI, FdScTe, and HumnNtr.

Agroecology Field Studies

This course is a 2-week field study of New Mexico to demonstrate the factors that shape agriculture in the semi-arid southwestern United States and be exposed to Navajo and Pueblo agriculture. Students will learn about the biophysical, climatic, economic, and cultural drivers of agriculture by reading and discussing literature and by visiting farms, research centers, processing plants, and more. Prereq: 2201 or 2201E, and permission of instructor.

Advanced Horticultural Principles and Practices

This course will prepare students for transition from student to professional by advancing their mastery of edible and ornamental horticultural crop principles and practices as they are driven by the interaction of cultivar genetics, plant physiology, and environmental influences; and by exploring issues of economic and environmental sustainability and production efficiencies on a global scale. Prereq: 3200, or Grad standing.

Advanced Cropping Systems

Students will examine issues related to economic and environmental sustainability, legal and ethical responsibility, and production efficiency to help students transition to being professionals. Students will apply their knowledge regarding row and forage crop management to address production issues. Students will practice communication through enhanced analytical thinking experiences. Prereq: 3100, or Grad standing.


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