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.
Plant Biosciences Specialization
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.
A study of basic physiological processes in plants and how they impact crop production and productivity. Online section requires enrollment in the Masters of Plant Health Management Program. Prereq: 3310, and Biology 1113 or 1113H, and Chem 1110 or 1210; or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 621.
Examines the key ecological and evolutionary processes at work in agricultural systems and the ways those processes interact with human systems. Prereq: ENR 3000 (300.01), and 6 sem cr hrs of HCS taken at the 3000-level or above; or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 602.
This course will provide an overview of digital portfolio development of prior learning and/or on-going learning. Portfolios may be used to assess and compare learning with contemporary job requirements. Students will learn to select, categorize, and document their achievements and accomplishments for review and assessment, relative to career readiness skills and co-curricular competencies.
Sustainable fruit crop production principles/practices and their physiological bases as affected by environmental and economic factors. Prereq: 2201 or 2202, and Biology 1101 or 1113; or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 460.
A physiological and ecological study of the principal vegetable crop species grown for processing and fresh market use. The impacts of integrated crop management and other production systems on vegetable yields and quality are also considered. Prereq: 2200 (200), 2201, 2202, 300 or MolGen 3300 (PlntBio 300); and Chem 1110 (101) or 1210 (121); and Biology 1101 (101), 1113 (113), or MolGen 1101 (PlntBio 101); or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 450 or 605.
A study of weeds and invasive plant biology and ecology, and methods of vegetation management. Enrollment in the Masters in Plant Health Management Program required for online offering only. Prereq: 3100, 3200, or 3470, and Biology 1101, 1113, or 1113H; or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 422 or 610.
Growth characteristics, adaptation and utilization of grassland species for hay/silage, grazing, fuel and conservation. Prereq: 2201, 2201E, 2202, or 2202E, and Biology 1101, 1113, or 1113H; or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 412.