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HRT 110: Principles of Horticulture (3 cr.) — Introduces concepts of plant growth and development. Covers horticultural practices, crops and environmental factors affecting plant growth. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HRT 127: Horticultural Botany (3 cr.) — Studies taxonomy, anatomy, morphology, physiology, and genetics of plants as applied to identification, propagation and culture. Prerequisite: HRT 110. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 137: Environmental Factors in Plant Growth (3 cr.) — Explores environmental factors that affect plant growth, including rainfall, humidity, wind, temperature, sunlight, irrigation, heating, and shading. Examines methods of inducing and breaking dormancy, lighting, and shading systems, and the relationship between day length and flowering. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HRT 207: Plant Pest Management (3 cr.) — Teaches principles of plant pest management. Covers morphology and life cycles of insects and other small animal pests and plant pathogens. Lab stresses diagnosis, chemical and non-chemical control of specific pests, and pesticide safety. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 245: Woody Plants (3 cr.) — Studies identification, culture, and uses of woody plants in landscaping. Includes deciduous and evergreen, native and cultivated shrubs, trees and vines. Teaches scientific and common names of plants. Lecture 2 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 246: Herbaceous Plants (3 cr.) — Studies identification, culture and uses of herbaceous plants in landscaping. Includes perennials, biennials, common bulbs and annuals. Teaches scientific and common names of plants. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

HRT 299: Supervised Study (1 cr.) — Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

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