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College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
HORT

HORT 100 ORIENTATION TO HORTICULTURE

This course provides students an introduction to the Golf and Plant Science programs. Topics include: academic policies; the grading system; degree requirements; academic support services; basic Web skills; pre-registration advisement; career planning; direct contact with industry professionals; résumé development; bachelor's programs and transfer opportunities; and internships.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 1, 0) Fall

HORT 120 INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURAL PRACTICES

Students are introduced to the principles of basic plant care, growth, and propagation. Topics include pruning, transplanting, and propagation. Laboratories are hands-on and emphasize familiarity with basic horticultural practices.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 2, 3) Fall

HORT 130 WOODY PLANT MATERIALS AND USE

Identification, characteristics, and uses of native and ornamental woody plants in the Northeast, including trees, shrubs, and vines, are covered. Aesthetic, climatic, architectural, and engineering uses of plant materials are also explored. Hiking field trips on campus, in the community, and in the College Arboretum are a regular part of this course.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 2, 3) Fall

HORT 150 GROUNDS EQUIPMENT/FLEET MANAGEMENT

Students learn the principles of operation for small gas engines, as well as how to select, safely operate, test, adjust, and maintain them. These skills are applied to specific pieces of equipment, including shredders, chippers, mowers, seeders, tractors, golf carts, and various specialty equipment. The organization, identification, and arrangement of shop equipment is also covered.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor for non-majors

(3: 3, 2)

HORT 160 SOIL TECHNOLOGY

This is an introductory soils course. Topics include soil genesis, composition, and physical and chemical characteristics in relation to soil moisture and fertility. Students learn basic soil testing procedures with horticultural applications and use test results to correct soil imbalances through a variety of methods such as liming, fertilizing, and adding organic matter to soils.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 2, 3) Spring

HORT 165 WOODY PLANTS II

This course continues the presentation of plant materials begun in HORT 130, focusing on less commonly used landscape plants that are not considered hardy to this area. Identification incorporates the use of the Internet and other computer-related resources.

Prerequisite: HORT 130

(1: 1, 1) Spring

HORT 170 WOODY PLANT FIELD EXPERIENCE

Woody Plant Field Experience consists of a week-long trip to Long Island, NY to study plants in warmer climates and in garden settings. The course is a study of the identification of landscape and ornamental plants and their use in landscape design. Students are required to pay for lodging and meal charges while on Long Island.

Prerequisite: HORT 130 or permission of the instructor

Corequisite: HORT 165

(1: 0, 3) Spring

HORT 180 INTERNSHIP

This course provides students with a unique technical experience by combining theoretical and hands-on training. The course must be completed at a recognized internship site chosen in conjunction with a faculty advisor. Students must spend a minimum of 180 hours or six weeks at an internship site in order to satisfactorily complete this requirement.

Prerequisites: Full-time matriculated status in the Horticulture program and minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

(1: 1, 0) Summer

HORT 205 HORTICULTURAL ENTOMOLOGY

Horticultural Entomology considers pests, primarily insects, of ornamental and native woody and herbaceous plants, turf, and greenhouse/indoor plants. Among the topics emphasized are identification, life cycle, history, significance, anatomy as it relates to identification and control, and appropriate control methods of the pest. The principles of Integrated Pest Management will be used when determining pest control methods.

Prerequisites: HORT 120 and HORT 130 or permission of the instructor

(3: 2, 3) Fall

HORT 206 PLANT PATHOLOGY

This course consists primarily of the study of viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases that affect ornamental and native woody and herbaceous plants, turf, and greenhouse/indoor plants. Among the topics emphasized are identification, life cycle, history, significance, human practices as they relate to control and transmission, and appropriate control methods of the pest. This course also includes nematodes and parasitic plant pests. The principles of Integrated Pest Management will be used when determining pest control methods.

Prerequisites: HORT 120 and HORT 130 or permission of the instructor

(3: 2, 3) Fall

HORT 212 HORTICULTURAL CHEMICALS

This course focuses on the role of pesticides (i.e., herbicides, insecticides, fungicides) and associated chemicals in modern horticulture. Proper use and safe application are emphasized. Topics include natural versus man-made pesticides, relative toxicity, application techniques, and the calibration of application equipment. Usage recommendations by Cornell Cooperative Extension (Cornell Recommends) are incorporated into the course. Class instruction includes preparation for the New York State Pesticides Applicator's Exam, a requirement to take the Core Exam and Category 3 (Ornamentals and Turf) Exam. Upon passing both exams, students receive a New York State Certified Pesticide Applicator's License. A fee is charged both for taking the exams and for receipt of the license.

Prerequisites: HORT 130, HORT 205, and HORT 206 or permission of the instructor.

(1: 0, 3) Spring

HORT 220 SHADE TREE MAINTENANCE

Topics covered include the selection and evaluation for suitability of shade trees. The use of street tree surveys for planning and maintenance is also taught. The course also surveys most phases of arboriculture, including soil aerations, fertilization, watering, climbing, pruning, wound treatment, spraying, and transplanting. Students use potentially hazardous equipment in actual work situations.

Prerequisites: HORT 130, HORT 150, HORT 160, and permission of the instructor for non-majors

(3: 2, 3) Spring

HORT 230 GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION

Students are taught the operation and management of greenhouses with an emphasis on the commercial production of bedding plants. Topics covered include types of greenhouses, their environmental controls, and the culture of ornamental plants in a greenhouse environment, including rooting media, fertilization, irrigation, growth regulation, pest control, and post-harvest handling.

Prerequisites: BIOL 210, HORT 120, and permission of the instructor for non-majors

(2: 1, 3) Spring

HORT 240 HERBACEOUS ORNAMENTALS

Identification, growth, and use of both annual and perennial ornamental plants are covered. Emphasis is on perennial plant bed establishment, including soil preparation, bed design, and maintenance.

Prerequisites: HORT 120 and/or permission of the instructor

(2: 1, 3) Spring

HORT 290 HORTICULTURE
HORT 296 SPECIAL STUDIES

This course provides opportunities for students to engage in advanced independent work in areas such as landscape development, turf management, plant utilization, or greenhouse production under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

Prerequisite: None

(2: 0, 4)

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