Origin, diversification, and biogeography of plants inhabiting managed landscapes. Prereq: Honors standing. GE nat sci bio course.
Plant Biosciences Specialization
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.
A study of basic biochemical processes in crop plants and how they impact production, productivity, and quality. Prereq: Biology 1113 or 1113H, and Chem 2310 or 2510, and HCS 3310; or Grad standing.
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.
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.
The physiological basis of crop responses to abiotic and biotic environmental factors. Prereq: 2202 or 2202E, and Biology 1113 or 1113H.
A survey of plant taxonomy including principles of nomenclature and classification. Students will learn important botanical characteristics of major plant families. Course emphasis is on plant taxa of economic importance in horticulture and agricultural production.
An introduction to the principles and practices of production and landscape horticultural science and the horticulture industry in Ohio and the USA. Emphasis on the diversity of crops, production systems, diversity of the horticulture industry and an introduction for students to possible careers in horticulture in Ohio and the USA.
An introductory course of row crop and forage agricultural production (agronomy). This course introduces students to row and forage crop species common in Ohio and surrounding states, and provides fundamental information on how these crops are managed in the region. Management aspects include site preparation, seasonality of management activities, and fundamentals of nutrient and pest management.
Introduction to experimental design, including selection and layout of plots, data analysis software, and data interpretation. Prereq: 2260 or Stat 1450, or equiv; or Grad standing.