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AGRO 107
Prereqs: None
Online only
The flora of the earth is constantly being re-distributed by natural and human forces. As plant species change locations, they affect ecosystems, but how? In this course, students will learn how invasive plants establish and spread in ecosystems and develop an understanding of the importance of invasive plants and their impacts on ecosystems from local to global scales.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Web
ACE Outcomes: 9
AGRO 110
Exploring Plant Biology Crosslisted as HORT 110, NRES 110
Plant biology and associated careers through interaction with university, industry, and/or government agency biologists and/or upper division undergraduate students working in the various disciplines of plant biology.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture , Recitation
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 127
Survey of Turfgrass and Landscape Management Crosslisted as TLMT 127, HORT 127
Introduction to careers, internships and co-curricular activities in turfgrass and landscape management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 131
Plant Science Crosslisted as HORT 131
Biology of plants grown for food, fiber, fun, or fuel. Plant life cycles in managed ecosystems and their role in global carbon and water cycles. Mechanisms plants use to drive and control their growth, propagate, and change to compete with other organisms in their environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs: AGRO 131 or parallel.
Growth, development, morphology and staging of annual and perennial monocot and dicot plants produced for grain, forage and grazing. Evaluation of seed, grain and forage quality for plants of agronomic importance.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 153
Soil Resources Crosslisted as HORT 153, SOIL 153
Prereqs: High school chemistry or one semester college chemistry.
Characteristics of soils in relation to their appropriate uses and protection. Principles and practices using cooperative exercises including discussion, assessment, planning, problem-solving, writing, and presentation involving all aspects of soils.
This course is a prerequisite for: AECN 453, AGRO 269, AGRO 305, AGRO 366, AGRO 977, NRES 245, PGAM 229
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 1, Recitation 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 160
Current Topics in Plant Protection I Crosslisted as PLPT 160, ENTO 160, HORT 160
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Open only to freshmen or sophomores.
Group activities to help formulate career goals, improve academic success skills, develop a resume and select an appropriate internship.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: AGRO 131 and AGRO/SOIL 153, or equivalents.
Integration of principles of crop and soil science, plant breeding, climatology and integrated pest management in the development and evaluation of crop management practices. Efficient use of solar radiation, water, nutrients, heat, carbon dioxide, and other resources in field crop management.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 405, AGRO 431, AGRO 437, AGRO 438
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 216
Plant Breeding Principles and Practice Crosslisted as HORT 216, BIOS 216
Prereqs: High school biology and chemistry. BIOS 101 and 101L, or 102 or equivalent recommended.
Plant breeding theory and technique. Application of genetic principles to plant improvement. Experience with breeding agronomic and horticultural plant species to illustrate plant mating systems and breeding principles.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 227
Introductory Turfgrass Management Crosslisted as HORT 227, TLMT 227, PGAM 227
Prereqs: AGRO 131 or HORT 130 or BIOS 109.
Introduction to turfgrasses, their management and use, and to the turfgrass industry.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 228
Introduction to Landscape Management Crosslisted as TLMT 228, HORT 228
Prereqs: AGRO 131 or BIOS 109.
TLMT/AGRO/HORT uses a team approach to problem solving, discussion, assessment planning, and oral presentations of applied case studies.
An overview of landscape management and landscape design. Principles and practices.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 229
Introductory Turfgrass Management Laboratory Crosslisted as TLMT 229, HORT 229
Concurrent enrollment with AGRO/HORT/TLMT 227 preferred. Required for Turfgrass Science majors, other students require instructor consent.
Laboratory covering turfgrass identification and management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 240
Forage Crop and Pasture Management Crosslisted as RNGE 240
Prereqs: AGRO 131 or BIOS 109 or equivalent.
Principles basic to the establishment, management, and utilization of forage crops and pastures. Plant identification and selection, seeding, fertilization, irrigation, forage quality and utilization, hay and silage preservation, and grazing management. The role of forages and ranges in developing a sustainable agriculture.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 340, AGRO 445
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 242
North American Wildland Plants Crosslisted as RNGE 242, HORT 242
Prereqs: Permission, AGRO/RNGE 240 recommended.
Identification and description of two-hundred important wildland plants of North America. Characteristics of these plants evaluated in terms of management implications.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 245
Prereqs: AGRO 153
Grassland ecology and management is relevant to students with education and career goals in managing natural resources in Nebraska and the Great Plains. About 50% of the land area in Nebraska is classified as grassland (or rangeland) and is the land type with the most opportunity for enhancing biodiversity and wildlife habitat. Applying ecological principles and social values to managing rangeland resources, students will develop a knowledge and appreciation for the various grassland management uses and techniques available to resource managers.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 260
Current Topics in Plant Protection II Crosslisted as PLPT 260, ENTO 260, HORT 159
Prereqs: Sophomore standing.
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 269
Principles of Soil Management Crosslisted as SOIL 269
Prereqs: AGRO 153.
Principles of soil management under dryland and irrigated conditions. Relationships of soil and climate resources to soil erosion, movement and storage of soil water, soil organic matter, and irrigation practice. Special problem topics such as acidity, alkali, drainage, and soil testing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 270
Biological Invaders Crosslisted as HORT 270, NRES 270, PLPT 270
Prereqs: 3 hrs biological sciences.
Impact of exotic species and invasive organisms: agricultural and medical emerging disease; predicting biological invasions; biological control; regulatory, monitoring, and control efforts; ecological impact.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 275
Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Finance Crosslisted as AECN 275, EAEP 275, ENTR 275, HORT 275
Overview of financial issues for agribusiness start-ups. Business funding specific to new enterprises. Case studies on financial practices for start-up firms.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 279
Soil Evaluation Crosslisted as NRES 279, SOIL 279
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 295
Internship in Agronomy Crosslisted as RNGE 295, SOIL 295
Prereqs: Sophomore standing and completion of internship approval form. The internship proposal is subject to approval by the department.
P/N only. Written and oral report usually required.
Participation in agronomic applications and in agronomy-related areas of agribusiness; agronomic research in lab, greenhouse, or field; participation in farming practices other than those in which the student has had previous experience; or preparation of teaching materials.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 305
Geography of Agriculture Crosslisted as GEOG 305, HORT 305
Prereqs: AGRO 131 or 153 or HORT 130 or GEOG 140 or 155 or equivalent.
Historical, cultural and biophysical constraints of American agriculture through the integration of Web-based sources (USDA geospatial databases), geographic information systems, and spatial/temporal models. Introduction to crops and evolution of agriculture in North America and available digital resources (biogeoinformatics) to understand the patterns, trends, people, places and processes of rural landscapes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 315
Prereqs: 3 hrs biological sciences.
Students with credit in BIOS 241 may register for 1 credit only.
Principles of inheritance in plants and animals and their significance in biology and agriculture. Emphasis on the physical basis of heredity in families and populations. Laboratory problems and experiments illustrate principles of heredity.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 3, Recitation 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Chemistry through organic or higher-level course in cell biology.
Botany recommended.
This course has no description.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 441, AGRO 807, AGRO 906, BIOS 811, BIOS 849, BIOS 879, HORT 824
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 326
Landscape Solutions Crosslisted as TLMT 326, HORT 326
Prereqs: TLMT/AGRO/HORT 227 or 228.
Using processes and problem-solving approach to identify and analyze common landscape management situations in commercial, public, and residential landscapes. Integrate design, environment, function, pest and disease, and existing management practices to produce recommendations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 327
Turfgrass Science and Management Crosslisted as HORT 327, TLMT 327
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; BIOS 109; CHEM 109; and TLMT 227.
Scientific principles of turf species adaptation, turf and/or soil relationships, establishment, fertility, mowing, irrigation, and pest control of turf species.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 328
Turfgrass Equipment Crosslisted as TLMT 328, HORT 328, PGAM 328
Principles and procedures of turfgrass management equipment. Current technology, acquisition, operation, power trains, hydraulics, fuel systems, and maintenance of equipment.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 329
Landscape Equipment Crosslisted as TLMT 329, HORT 329
Principles and procedures of landscape maintenance equipment, current technology, acquisition, operation, maintenance of equipment, power trains, hydraulics, and fuel systems.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 330
Pruning Ornamentals Crosslisted as TLMT 330, HORT 330
TLMT/AGRO/HORT 330 will be offered during the last five-weeks of the second semester.
Why, when and how to prune ornamental landscape plants. Demonstrations and field opportunities on how to choose and how to use pruning tools correctly.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 340
Range Management and Improvement Crosslisted as RNGE 340
Prereqs: AGRO 240.
The principles of range management within the ecosystem framework. Range improvement practices and grazing systems; plant control using biological, chemical and mechanical factors; prescribed burning; range seeding; range fertilization; and the integration of range with other forage resources.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 445
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 361
Soils, Environment and Water Quality Crosslisted as GEOL 361, SOIL 361, WATS 361, NRES 361
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; MATH 102 or 103; and one semester chemistry or equivalent.
Chemical and physical processes that influence the fate and transport of contaminants (inorganic, organic, microbial) in soil-water environments. Extent, fate, mitigation and impact of various sources of pollution. Remedial technologies used for environmental restoration of contaminated environments.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
AGRO 366
Soil Nutrient Relationships Crosslisted as SOIL 366
Prereqs: AGRO 153.
Use of fertilizers as plant nutrient sources to produce healthy and nutritious plants, improve profit, insure enterprise sustainability, fulfill legal requirements, and protect soil and water quality. Addresses issues from production agriculture, natural resource utilization and preservation, and ornamental plant culture.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 370
Biology of Fungi Crosslisted as HORT 370, PLPT 370
Prereqs: 8 hrs biological sciences.
Survey of fungi in natural and human ecosystems: symbiotic relationships; as disease agents in humans, animals, and plants; applications in food, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries; historical and current impacts on society.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 388
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Crosslisted as HORT 388, EAEP 388, ENTR 388, ABUS 388
Overview of types of agricultural enterprises. Basic accounting principles as they relate to agricultural businesses.  Requires completion of a marketing plan specific to agricultural enterprises based on a business idea.  Student team projects with emphasis on marketing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
AGRO 390
Current Topics in Plant Protection III Crosslisted as PLPT 390, ENTO 390, HORT 390
Prereqs: Junior standing.
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 2
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 395
Career Experience Crosslisted as HORT 395, TLMT 395
Prereqs: Sophomore standing; HORT or AGRO or TLMT major.
HORT/TLMT/AGRO 395 requires advanced permission before registering for the course. A written and oral report is required at the completion of the career experience.
Participation in a horticulture enterprise (other than in one of those in which the student has had previous experience).
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 403/803
Scientific Writing and Communication Crosslisted as HORT 403
Prereqs: Senior standing or higher, an ACE 1 written communication course, an ACE 2 oral communication course, and permission of instructor.
Reading and critiquing, writing, and presenting scientific information. Use research data to compose a manuscript in standard scientific format, and prepare and present a poster to a general audience.  Ethical issues in research and writing.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 404
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: AGRO 403/803.
AGRO 403/803 (first eight weeks) and AGRO 404/804 (second eight weeks) constitute a basic one-semester course in field crop physiology and should be taken consecutively in the same semester.
Evaluation and appraisal of some contemporary aspects of crop physiology in major cereal and grain legume crops.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing; AGRO 204, AGRO/SOIL 269; and permission. JGEN 200 and/or 300, and AECN 201 recommended.
Capstone course. Requires participation in a three-day field trip prior to the beginning of the first semester. Students must notify instructor at time of early registration (dates are listed in Schedule of Classes). Cannot be taken "Pass/No Pass."
Application, expansion, and integration of principles from agricultural, biological, and physical sciences into the development and management of cropping systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
AGRO 406/806
Plant Ecophysiology: Theory and Practice Crosslisted as HORT 406/806, NRES 406/806
Prereqs: Junior standing; 4 hrs ecology; and 4 hrs botany or plant physiology.
Offered fall semester of even-numbered calendar years.
Principles of plant physiology which underlie the relationship between plants and their physical, chemical and biotic environments. An introduction to the ecological niche, limiting factors and adaptation. An overview of the seed germination and ecology, plant and soil water relations, nutrients, plant energy budgets, photosynthesis, carbon balance and plant-animal interactions. An introduction to various field equipment used in ecophysiological studies.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 906
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 408/808
Microclimate: The Biological Environment Crosslisted as GEOG 408/808, HORT 408/808, METR 408/808, NRES 408/808, WATS 408
Prereqs: Junior standing, MATH 106 or equivalent, 5 hrs physics, major in any of the physical or biological sciences or engineering; or permission.
Physical factors that create the biological environment. Radiation and energy balances of earth's surfaces, terrestrial and marine. Temperature, humidity, and wind regimes near the surface. Control of the physical environment through irrigation, windbreaks, frost protection, manipulation of light, and radiation. Applications to air pollution research. Instruments for measuring environmental conditions and remote sensing of the environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Basic steps required to produce genetically engineered crops. Genetic engineering procedures used to develop current crops and innovations that will lead to future products. Genetic engineering process and predicting how changes in different steps of the process influence the final crop. Application of genetic engineering technology to plan the development of new genetically engineered crops.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 412/812
Application of classical and molecular genetic principles to the explanation of variation observed in plant families and populations. Interpretation of information gathered from whole plant trait observation and from molecular analysis. Relationships between crops and weeds. Examples from genetic studies on both crop and weed species are the basis of course.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 414/814
Turfgrass Disease Management Crosslisted as HORT 414/814, PLPT 414/814, TLMT 414/814
Prereqs: BIOS/PLPT 369 or one semester of introductory plant pathology.
Pathogens, epidemiology, and control of diseases specific to turfgrass.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 419/819
Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural Resources Crosslisted as GEOG 419/819, GEOL 419/819, NRES 420/820
Prereqs: GEOG/NRES 418.
Introduction to the practical uses of remote electromagnetic sensing in dealing with agricultural and water-resources issues.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 426/826
Invasive Plants Crosslisted as HORT 426/826, NRES 426/826
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; BIOS 109.
Identification, biology and ecology of weedy and invasive plants. Principles of invasive plant management by preventative, cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical means using an adaptive management framework. Herbicide terminology and classification, plant-herbicide and soil-herbicide interactions, equipment calibration and dosage calculations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 427/827
Turfgrass Systems Management Crosslisted as TLMT 427/827, HORT 427/827
Prereqs: TLMT 227 and TLMT 327.
Critical evaluation of turfgrass settings to create economical and environmentally friendly management systems for professionally managed turf areas.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
AGRO 429A/829A
Food Security: A Global Perspective Crosslisted as ANTH 429A/829A, HORT 429A/829A, NRES 429A/829A, NUTR 429A/829A
Prereqs: Junior standing
Overview of the technical and sociocultural dimensions of global food insecurity.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 431
Site-specific Crop Management Crosslisted as AGEN 431, MSYM 431
Prereqs: Senior standing; AGRO/SOIL 153;AGRO 204; or permission.
Principles and concepts of site-specific management. Evaluation of geographic information systems for crop production practices. Practical experience with hardware and software necessary for successful application of information affecting crop management.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 434/834
Plant Biochemistry Crosslisted as BIOC 434/834, BIOS 434/834, CHEM 434/834
Prereqs: BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 431/831.
Offered every other year beginning spring 2007.
Biochemical metabolism unique to plants. Relationships of topics previously acquired in general biochemistry to biochemical processes unique to plants. Biochemical mechanisms behind physiological processes discussed in plant or crop physiology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 435/835
Agroecology Crosslisted as HORT 435/835, NRES 435/835
Prereqs: For AGRO/HORT/NRES 435: Senior standing or permission. For AGRO/NRES 835: 12 hrs biological or agricultural sciences or permission.
Capstone course. Team projects for developing communication skills and leadership skills.
Integration of principles of ecology, plant and animal sciences, crop protection, and rural landscape planning and management for sustainable agriculture. Includes natural and cultivated ecosystems, population and community ecology, nutrient cycling, pest management, hydrologic cycles, cropping and grazing systems, landscape ecology, biodiversity, and socioeconomic evaluation of systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
AGRO 436/836
Agroecosystems Analysis Crosslisted as HORT 436/836
Prereqs: Senior standing.
Cost of travel required. Summer travel course with multi-state faculty. Farm visits to Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.
Analysis of production, economics, environmental impacts, and social integration aspects of farms and farming systems
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 105 or 109, and one of the following: AGRO 204 or ASCI 250.
Identification and comparison of grain quality characteristics desired by livestock feeders, human food processors and industrial users, and methods used to measure these characteristics.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 109 and one of the following: AGRO 204 or ASCI 250.
AGRO 315 and 437/837 recommended.
Genetic development, production practices, and grain handling and storage procedures to deliver quality grain to livestock feeders, human food processors and industrial uses.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 439/839
Organic Farming and Food Systems Crosslisted as HORT 439/839
Prereqs: For 439, 12 credits of agricultural or biological science, economics, or natural resources. For 839, enrolled in M.S. or Ph.D. program.
History of organic farming and horticultural systems, organic certification, nutrient and pest management in organic systems, planning organic enterprises including production and marketing, resilience of organic systems in ecological, economic, and social terms; future issues and potentials of organic food systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 440/840
Great Plains Ecosystem Crosslisted as RNGE 440, NRES 440/840
Prereqs: Junior standing. BIOS 101 and 101L, or equivalent, recommended.
Characteristics of Great Plains ecosystems, interrelationships of ecological factors and processes, and their application in the management of grasslands. Interactions of fire, vegetation, grazing animals and wildlife.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 441/841
Perennial Plant Function, Growth, and Development Crosslisted as HORT 441/841, RNGE 441
Prereqs: AGRO 325 or equivalent.
Principles of crop physiology and developmental morphology in relation to function, growth, development, and survival of perennial forage, range, and turf plants. The relationship of physiology and morphological development on plant use and management.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 442/842
Wildland Plants Crosslisted as RNGE 442, NRES 442/842
Prereqs: Junior standing. BIOS 101 and 101L, or equivalent, recommended.
Wildland plants that are important to grassland and shrub land ecosystem management and production. Distribution, utilization, classification, identification (including identification by vegetative parts), uses by Native Americans, and recognition of grasses, forbs, shrubs, exotic and wetland plants.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 444/844
Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment Crosslisted as RNGE 444, NRES 444/844
Prereqs: Junior standing. NRES 220 or equivalent, recommended.
Measurement and monitoring of the important vegetation and environmental factors used to develop management guidelines in grasslands, savannas, woodlands, and wetlands.  Emphasis on using ecosystem monitoring protocols for assessment of wildlife habitat, fuels management for wildland fire, livestock production, and watershed function.  Requires field sampling and travel to local field sites.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Field , Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 445/845
Livestock Management on Range and Pasture Crosslisted as ASCI 451/851, RNGE 445
Prereqs: ASCI 250 and AGRO 240 or 340; AECN 201 recommended.
Capstone course. All students required to participate in a one-week field trip in central or western Nebraska prior to beginning of fall semester. Therefore, students must notify instructor at time of early registration (Dates are given in class schedule.)
Analyzing the plant and animal resources and economic aspects of pasturage. Management of pasture and range for continued high production emphasized.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
AGRO 450/850
Climate and Society Crosslisted as GEOG 450/850, METR 450/850, NRES 452/852
Prereqs: METR 100 or NRES 370 or equivalent.
Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.
Impact of climate and extreme climatic events on society and societal responses to those events. Global in scope and interdisciplinary.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 453
Urban Soil Properties and Management Crosslisted as HORT 453, LARC 453, SOIL 453
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153.
Characteristics of soils in urban settings. Evaluation of soils intended for intensive human uses. Manipulation and remediation of soils subject to construction and other stresses.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 455/855
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy Crosslisted as NRES 455/855, SOIL 455
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 or GEOL 101; CHEM 109 and 110; CHEM 221 or 251; or equivalent.
Chemical and mineralogical properties of soil components. Inorganic colloidal fraction. Structures of soil minerals as a means of understanding properties, such as ion exchange and equilibria; release and supply of nutrient and toxic materials; and soil acidity and alkalinity.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 457/857
Soil Chemical Measurements Crosslisted as NRES 457/857, SOIL 457
Prereqs: AGRO/SOIL 153, CHEM 116 or 221 or equivalent or permission.
Permission required to register for 2 cr. Students registered for 3 cr will design, carry out, and report on an independent study project conducted during the term. Offered even-numbered calendar years. Lab 4-6.
Theory and practice of soil chemical analyses commonly encountered in research and industrial settings. Wet analyses of inorganic fraction of soil and operation of instrumentation necessary to quantify results of those analyses.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lab 6, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 458/858
Soil Physical Determinations Crosslisted as NRES 458/858, SOIL 458
Prereqs: SOIL/AGRO/GEOL/WATS 361; PHYS 141 or equivalent; MATH 102 or 103.
Capstone course. Lab 3, plus 3 hrs arr. Grad students in NRES/AGRO 458/858 or SOIL 458 are expected to carry out an independent project and give an oral report.
Survey of measurement techniques and principles used in characterizing the physical properties of soils. Includes analysis of experimental design and sources of experimental error. Techniques include: particle size analysis, soil water content, pore size analysis, field sampling techniques, soil strength, and saturated hydraulic conductivity.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 460/860
Soil Microbiology Crosslisted as BIOS 447/847, NRES 460/860, SOIL 460
Prereqs: One semester microbiology; one semester biochemistry or organic chemistry.
Soil from a microbe's perspective-growth, activity and survival strategies; principles governing methods to study microorganisms and biochemical processes in soil; mechanisms controlling organic matter cycling and stabilization with reference to C, N, S, and P; microbial interactions with plants and animals; and agronomic and environmental applications of soil microorganisms.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 461/861
Soil Physics Crosslisted as GEOL 461/861, NRES 461/861, SOIL 461, WATS 461
Prereqs: AGRO/SOIL 153; PHYS 141 or equivalent, one semester of calculus.
Recommended: Parallel AGRO/NRES/SOIL 458.
Principles of soil physics. Movement of water, air, heat, and solutes in soils. Water retention and movement, including infiltration and field water regime. Movement of chemicals in soils.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 469/869
Bio-Atmospheric Instrumentation Crosslisted as GEOG 469/869, HORT 407/807, METR 469/869, MSYM 469/869, NRES 469/869
Prereqs: Junior standing; MATH 106; 4 hrs physics; physical or biological science major.
Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years.
Discussion and practical application of principles and practices of measuring meteorological and related variables near the earth's surface including temperature, humidity, precipitation, pressure, radiation and wind. Performance characteristics of sensors and modern data collection methods are discussed and evaluated.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 470
Critical Thinking in Landscape Management Crosslisted as HORT 470, TLMT 470
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/PGMP/TLMT 326.
Form a landscape management company.
Using processes and strategies to identify and compare issues, make recommendations, demonstrate proficiency in field application as skills and techniques, and prepare cost estimates in the development of landscape management plans.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
AGRO 475/875
Water Quality Strategy Crosslisted as CIVE 475/875, CRPL 475/875, GEOL 475/875, MSYM 475/875, NRES 475/875, POLS 475/875, SOCI 475/875, SOIL 475, WATS 475
Prereqs: Senior standing or permission.
Capstone course.
Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from nonpoint sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
AGRO 477
Great Plains Field Pedology Crosslisted as GEOG 467/867, NRES 477/877, SOIL 477
Prereqs: AGRO/SOIL 153.
Spatial relationship of soil properties on various parts of landscape typical of the Plains, causal factors, and predictions of such relationships on other landscapes. Grouping these properties into classes, naming the classes, and the taxonomy that results from this grouping. Application of a taxonomy to a real situation through making a field soil survey in a region representative of the Plains border, predicting land use response of various mapped units as it affects the ecosystem, and evaluating the effectiveness of the taxonomic system used in the region surveyed.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab , Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 479/879
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 or equivalent; MATH 104 or MATH 106 or equivalent.
Emphasis on applied soil physics. Discussion of theoretical principles followed by field and laboratory exercises and applications. Fluxes of water, solutes, air, and heat through the soil. Emphasis on water infiltration, water retention, other soil hydraulic properties. Components of soil water balance. Management of soil water.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 480/880
Modified Rootzones Crosslisted as TLMT 480/880, HORT 480/880
Offered as a five-week course.
Modified rootzones and their applications in the turfgrass and landscape management industry. Correct applications and construction techniques.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Web
AGRO 484/884
Water Resources Seminar Crosslisted as NRES 484/884, GEOG 484/884, GEOL 484/884, WATS 484
Prereqs: Junior or above standing, or permission.
Seminar on current water resources research and issues in Nebraska and the region.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 488/888
Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises Crosslisted as HORT 488/888, EAEP 488/888, ENTR 488/888, ABUS 488
HORT 488/888 requires the completion of a shadowing assignment and the analyses of case studies.
Research a specific agricultural enterprise. Develop and present a business plan using materials from the primary area of interest.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 10
AGRO 489/889
Urbanization of Rural Landscapes Crosslisted as CRPL 489/889, HORT 489/889
Prereqs: Senior standing, graduate standing, or permission.
Development converts rural landscapes into housing, roads, malls, parks, and commercial uses. This process fragments landscapes and changes ecosystem functions, drives up land prices, and pushes agriculture into more marginal areas.This multi-disciplinary, experiential course guides students in learning about the urbanization process, the impacts on landscapes, people, and the community, and the choices that are available to informed citizens.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 495
Grasslands Seminar Crosslisted as ENTO 495, GRAS 495, HORT 495, NRES 495, RNGE 495, SOIL 495
Prereqs: Junior standing.
Topic varies and deals with different aspects of forage and/or range and/or livestock, turf and/or landscape grasses, natural habitats, and wetlands.
Credit Hours: 1-2
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 496/896
Independent Study Crosslisted as RNGE 496, SOIL 496
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 498
Senior Project Crosslisted as SOIL 498
Prereqs: Senior standing.
Capstone course. A two-semester sequence. Students should select one credit hour the first semester and three credits the second semester. The first semester will be used for planning, topic selection, and identifying a project adviser. The second semester will be used to carry out the research project, prepare a written report, and possibly an oral presentation.
Carry out and report on a research project.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 499H
Honors Thesis Crosslisted as RNGE 499H, SOIL 499H
Prereqs: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.
Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 92
Plant Biology Portfolio and Assessment Crosslisted as HORT 92, NRES 92
Prereqs: Junior standing in Plant Biology degree program.
Required for graduation.  Pass/No Pass only.  Offered every Fall during the first 5 weeks.
Development of an experiential portfolio and completion of an online survey as part of assessment activities.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom

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HORT 110
Exploring Plant Biology Crosslisted as AGRO 110, NRES 110
Plant biology and associated careers through interaction with university, industry, and/or government agency biologists and/or upper division undergraduate students working in the various disciplines of plant biology.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture , Recitation
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 127
Survey of Turfgrass and Landscape Management Crosslisted as TLMT 127, AGRO 127
Introduction to careers, internships and co-curricular activities in turfgrass and landscape management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to the scientific concepts and practical skills involved in horticultural science.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 305, HORT 212, HORT 325, HORT 350, HORT 352, HORT 353, HORT 354, HORT 355, TLMT 227
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 131
Plant Science Crosslisted as AGRO 131
Biology of plants grown for food, fiber, fun, or fuel. Plant life cycles in managed ecosystems and their role in global carbon and water cycles. Mechanisms plants use to drive and control their growth, propagate, and change to compete with other organisms in their environment.
This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 462
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs: AGRO 131 or parallel.
Growth, anatomy, morphology and physiology of fruits, vegetables, woody plants, ornamentals and turf. Emphasis on both field and greenhouse grown horticultural plants.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 153
Soil Resources Crosslisted as AGRO 153, SOIL 153
Prereqs: High school chemistry or one semester college chemistry.
Characteristics of soils in relation to their appropriate uses and protection. Principles and practices using cooperative exercises including discussion, assessment, planning, problem-solving, writing, and presentation involving all aspects of soils.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 1, Recitation 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 159
Current Topics in Plant Protection II Crosslisted as PLPT 260, AGRO 260, ENTO 260
Prereqs: Sophomore standing.
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 160
Current Topics in Plant Protection I Crosslisted as PLPT 160, AGRO 160, ENTO 160
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introductory course in home landscaping focusing on basic design elements and processes. Students prepare a program, analyze a dwelling and site, determine a phased budget, conceptualize a layout, and select detailed elements and techniques to implement a design for an actual residence.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab , Lecture 1, Recitation
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 200
Landscape and Environmental Appreciation Crosslisted as GEOG 200, LARC 200
Values and processes in human landscapes and natural environments. Concepts and tools to understand the context of local and global environments and significant historical landscapes. Landscape as an indicator of aesthetic quality, design principles and processes as integrators of humans and nature, and the garden as a model for creating sustainable landscapes.
This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 265, HORT 267
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9, 7
HORT 212
Landscape Plants I Crosslisted as NRES 212, LARC 212
Prereqs: HORT 130.
Requires Saturday off-campus field trips.
Identification using botanical and common names for herbaceous annuals, perennials, grasses, ground covers, vines, trees, and shrubs commonly found in Great Plains gardens, parks, and landscapes is stressed through field visits.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 213
Landscape Plants II Crosslisted as NRES 213, LARC 213
Prereqs: HORT/LARC/NRES 212.
Continuation of HORT/LARC/NRES 212.
Site requirements, landscape use, natural history, and specific needs of herbaceous ornamentals, grasses, ground covers, vines, trees, and shrubs commonly found in Great Plains gardens, parks, and landscapes. Common cultivars and additional species not covered in HORT//LARC/NRES 212.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 214
Herbaceous Landscape Plants Crosslisted as NRES 214
Extensive field trips are required.
Identification of herbaceous plants with ornamental value in the landscape including native and introduced annuals, perennials, grasses and cultivars. Typical ecological associations, environmental tolerances and/or intolerance, cultural requirements, and design characteristics.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 216
Plant Breeding Principles and Practice Crosslisted as BIOS 216, AGRO 216
Prereqs: High school biology and chemistry. BIOS 101 and 101L, or 102 or equivalent recommended.
Plant breeding theory and technique. Application of genetic principles to plant improvement. Experience with breeding agronomic and horticultural plant species to illustrate plant mating systems and breeding principles.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: BIOS 109 or permission.
Principles and practices involved in sexual and asexual propagation of herbaceous and woody plants. Laboratory work includes actual practice to gain skill and experience on the different methods of propagating plants.
This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 325, HORT 350, HORT 462
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 227
Introductory Turfgrass Management Crosslisted as AGRO 227, TLMT 227, PGAM 227
Prereqs: AGRO 131 or HORT 130 or BIOS 109.
Introduction to turfgrasses, their management and use, and to the turfgrass industry.
This course is a prerequisite for: TLMT 326
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 228
Introduction to Landscape Management Crosslisted as TLMT 228, AGRO 228
Prereqs: AGRO 131 or BIOS 109.
TLMT/AGRO/HORT uses a team approach to problem solving, discussion, assessment planning, and oral presentations of applied case studies.
An overview of landscape management and landscape design. Principles and practices.
This course is a prerequisite for: TLMT 326
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 229
Introductory Turfgrass Management Laboratory Crosslisted as TLMT 229, AGRO 229
Concurrent enrollment with AGRO/HORT/TLMT 227 preferred. Required for Turfgrass Science majors, other students require instructor consent.
Laboratory covering turfgrass identification and management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 242
North American Wildland Plants Crosslisted as RNGE 242, AGRO 242
Prereqs: Permission, AGRO/RNGE 240 recommended.
Identification and description of two-hundred important wildland plants of North America. Characteristics of these plants evaluated in terms of management implications.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 261
Principles of floral design and retail florist shop management, while offering practical experience in all aspects of flower arranging. Includes identification, care and handling, marketing and critiquing of floral designs.
This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 262
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
HORT 262
Prereqs: HORT 261 or permission.
Offered spring semesters.
Advanced styles of floral design, foliage plant care and retail shop layout, as well as practical business knowledge in managing a small business. Topics include personnel, advertising, sales and floral marketing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: HORT 200.
Graphic and oral presentation techniques for landscape design; sketching; introduction to use of various media and computers for visual communication and landscape analysis.
This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 267
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: HORT 200, HORT 265 or permission.
HORT 267 requires individual and team projects, studio critiques, presentations, and may require off-campus site visits outside of scheduled class time.
Introduction to the process and elements of landscape design.
This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 300, HORT 301
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Techniques
HORT 270
Biological Invaders Crosslisted as AGRO 270, NRES 270, PLPT 270
Prereqs: 3 hrs biological sciences.
Impact of exotic species and invasive organisms: agricultural and medical emerging disease; predicting biological invasions; biological control; regulatory, monitoring, and control efforts; ecological impact.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 275
Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Finance Crosslisted as AECN 275, AGRO 275, EAEP 275, ENTR 275
Overview of financial issues for agribusiness start-ups. Business funding specific to new enterprises. Case studies on financial practices for start-up firms.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: HORT 263; HORT 267.
Offered Spring Semester of odd years and alternate with HORT 301. HORT 300 requires field trips to landscape installation sites.
Materials, systems, and methods for constructing landscapes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: HORT 267 or concurrent; HORT 388.
Offered Spring of even years and alternate with HORT 300.
Overview of the landscape contracting business and administration of contracts, cost estimation and bidding.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Techniques
HORT 305
Geography of Agriculture Crosslisted as AGRO 305, GEOG 305
Prereqs: AGRO 131 or 153 or HORT 130 or GEOG 140 or 155 or equivalent.
Historical, cultural and biophysical constraints of American agriculture through the integration of Web-based sources (USDA geospatial databases), geographic information systems, and spatial/temporal models. Introduction to crops and evolution of agriculture in North America and available digital resources (biogeoinformatics) to understand the patterns, trends, people, places and processes of rural landscapes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: HORT 130, 221.
Principles underlying the management of the greenhouse.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 906
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab , Lecture 3, Recitation
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 326
Landscape Solutions Crosslisted as TLMT 326, AGRO 326
Prereqs: TLMT/AGRO/HORT 227 or 228.
Using processes and problem-solving approach to identify and analyze common landscape management situations in commercial, public, and residential landscapes. Integrate design, environment, function, pest and disease, and existing management practices to produce recommendations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 327
Turfgrass Science and Management Crosslisted as TLMT 327, AGRO 327
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; BIOS 109; CHEM 109; and TLMT 227.
Scientific principles of turf species adaptation, turf and/or soil relationships, establishment, fertility, mowing, irrigation, and pest control of turf species.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 328
Turfgrass Equipment Crosslisted as TLMT 328, AGRO 328, PGAM 328
Principles and procedures of turfgrass management equipment. Current technology, acquisition, operation, power trains, hydraulics, fuel systems, and maintenance of equipment.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 329
Landscape Equipment Crosslisted as TLMT 329, AGRO 329
Principles and procedures of landscape maintenance equipment, current technology, acquisition, operation, maintenance of equipment, power trains, hydraulics, and fuel systems.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 330
Pruning Ornamentals Crosslisted as TLMT 330, AGRO 330
TLMT/AGRO/HORT 330 will be offered during the last five-weeks of the second semester.
Why, when and how to prune ornamental landscape plants. Demonstrations and field opportunities on how to choose and how to use pruning tools correctly.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: HORT 130, 221.
Offered fall semester of even-numbered calendar years.
Principles underlying the management of orchards and small fruits. Includes site selection, culture, pruning, hardiness, rootstock and scion relationships, and insect and pest management.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture 2, Recitation
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: HORT 130 or AGRO 131; parallel HORT 353 or 354.
Principles underlying the management and production of floricultural, fruit and vegetable crops.
This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 355
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: HORT 130 or AGRO 131.
Vegetable crop production principles and practices, both locally and from a global perspective. Experience with seeding, transplant production, and growing of vegetables in field and greenhouse.
This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 352
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: HORT 130 or AGRO 131.
Fruit crop production principles and practices, both locally and from a global perspective. Experience with planting, pruning and layout of orchard, vineyard and small fruit crops, greenhouse propagation, and production practices.
This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 352
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: HORT 130 or AGRO 131. HORT 352 recommended.
Growing conditions of specific perennial, annual, pot plants, cut flowers. How to schedule and cost account plant production. Care of post-production plants. Experience propagating and growing perennial, pot and bedding plants and cut flowers in the greenhouse.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 370
Biology of Fungi Crosslisted as AGRO 370, PLPT 370
Prereqs: 8 hrs biological sciences.
Survey of fungi in natural and human ecosystems: symbiotic relationships; as disease agents in humans, animals, and plants; applications in food, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries; historical and current impacts on society.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 388
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Crosslisted as AGRO 388, EAEP 388, ENTR 388, ABUS 388
Overview of types of agricultural enterprises. Basic accounting principles as they relate to agricultural businesses.  Requires completion of a marketing plan specific to agricultural enterprises based on a business idea.  Student team projects with emphasis on marketing.
This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 301
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
HORT 390
Current Topics in Plant Protection III Crosslisted as PLPT 390, AGRO 390, ENTO 390
Prereqs: Junior standing.
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 2
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 395
Career Experience Crosslisted as TLMT 395, AGRO 395
Prereqs: Sophomore standing; HORT or AGRO or TLMT major.
HORT/TLMT/AGRO 395 requires advanced permission before registering for the course. A written and oral report is required at the completion of the career experience.
Participation in a horticulture enterprise (other than in one of those in which the student has had previous experience).
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Sophomore standing; 12 hours in subject areas dealing with plant sciences; and permission.
A completed and approved study plan contract is required.
Independent or group projects, readings, or research focusing on current aspects of horticulture.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Junior standing; 12 hrs plant science; and permission.
HORT 399 requires advance approval of plan of work and is to be under the supervision and evaluation of a Horticulture departmental faculty member. Oral and written reports are mandatory at the completion of this Independent Study.
Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 403
Scientific Writing and Communication Crosslisted as AGRO 403/803
Prereqs: Senior standing or higher, an ACE 1 written communication course, an ACE 2 oral communication course, and permission of instructor.
Reading and critiquing, writing, and presenting scientific information. Use research data to compose a manuscript in standard scientific format, and prepare and present a poster to a general audience.  Ethical issues in research and writing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 10
HORT 406/806
Plant Ecophysiology: Theory and Practice Crosslisted as AGRO 406/806, NRES 406/806
Prereqs: Junior standing; 4 hrs ecology; and 4 hrs botany or plant physiology.
Offered fall semester of even-numbered calendar years.
Principles of plant physiology which underlie the relationship between plants and their physical, chemical and biotic environments. An introduction to the ecological niche, limiting factors and adaptation. An overview of the seed germination and ecology, plant and soil water relations, nutrients, plant energy budgets, photosynthesis, carbon balance and plant-animal interactions. An introduction to various field equipment used in ecophysiological studies.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 906
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 407/807
Bio-Atmospheric Instrumentation Crosslisted as AGRO 469/869, GEOG 469/869, METR 469/869, MSYM 469/869, NRES 469/869
Prereqs: Junior standing; MATH 106; 4 hrs physics; physical or biological science major.
Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years.
Discussion and practical application of principles and practices of measuring meteorological and related variables near the earth's surface including temperature, humidity, precipitation, pressure, radiation and wind. Performance characteristics of sensors and modern data collection methods are discussed and evaluated.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 408/808
Microclimate: The Biological Environment Crosslisted as AGRO 408/808, GEOG 408/808, METR 408/808, NRES 408/808, WATS 408
Prereqs: Junior standing, MATH 106 or equivalent, 5 hrs physics, major in any of the physical or biological sciences or engineering; or permission.
Physical factors that create the biological environment. Radiation and energy balances of earth's surfaces, terrestrial and marine. Temperature, humidity, and wind regimes near the surface. Control of the physical environment through irrigation, windbreaks, frost protection, manipulation of light, and radiation. Applications to air pollution research. Instruments for measuring environmental conditions and remote sensing of the environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 414/814
Turfgrass Disease Management Crosslisted as AGRO 414/814, PLPT 414/814, TLMT 414/814
Prereqs: BIOS/PLPT 369 or one semester of introductory plant pathology.
Pathogens, epidemiology, and control of diseases specific to turfgrass.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 418/818
Prereqs: 12 hours biological or agricultural sciences.
At least one course in production agriculture and one course in natural resources is strongly suggested. Offered odd-numbered calendar years.
The roles of woody plants in sustainable agricultural systems of temperate regions. Emphasis on the ecological and economic benefits of trees and shrubs in the agricultural landscape. Topics include: habitat diversity and biological control; shelterbelts structure, function, benefits and design; intercropping systems; silvopastoral systems; riparian systems; and production of timber and specialty crops. Comparison of temperate agroforestry systems to those of tropical areas.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 426/826
Invasive Plants Crosslisted as AGRO 426/826, NRES 426/826
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; BIOS 109.
Identification, biology and ecology of weedy and invasive plants. Principles of invasive plant management by preventative, cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical means using an adaptive management framework. Herbicide terminology and classification, plant-herbicide and soil-herbicide interactions, equipment calibration and dosage calculations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 427/827
Turfgrass Systems Management Crosslisted as TLMT 427/827, AGRO 427/827
Prereqs: TLMT 227 and TLMT 327.
Critical evaluation of turfgrass settings to create economical and environmentally friendly management systems for professionally managed turf areas.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
HORT 429A/829A
Food Security: A Global Perspective Crosslisted as ANTH 429A/829A, AGRO 429A/829A, NRES 429A/829A, NUTR 429A/829A
Prereqs: Junior standing
Overview of the technical and sociocultural dimensions of global food insecurity.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 435/835
Agroecology Crosslisted as AGRO 435/835, NRES 435/835
Prereqs: For AGRO/HORT/NRES 435: Senior standing or permission. For AGRO/NRES 835: 12 hrs biological or agricultural sciences or permission.
Capstone course. Team projects for developing communication skills and leadership skills.
Integration of principles of ecology, plant and animal sciences, crop protection, and rural landscape planning and management for sustainable agriculture. Includes natural and cultivated ecosystems, population and community ecology, nutrient cycling, pest management, hydrologic cycles, cropping and grazing systems, landscape ecology, biodiversity, and socioeconomic evaluation of systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
HORT 436/836
Agroecosystems Analysis Crosslisted as AGRO 436/836
Prereqs: Senior standing.
Cost of travel required. Summer travel course with multi-state faculty. Farm visits to Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.
Analysis of production, economics, environmental impacts, and social integration aspects of farms and farming systems
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 439/839
Organic Farming and Food Systems Crosslisted as AGRO 439/839
Prereqs: For 439, 12 credits of agricultural or biological science, economics, or natural resources. For 839, enrolled in M.S. or Ph.D. program.
History of organic farming and horticultural systems, organic certification, nutrient and pest management in organic systems, planning organic enterprises including production and marketing, resilience of organic systems in ecological, economic, and social terms; future issues and potentials of organic food systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 441/841
Perennial Plant Function, Growth, and Development Crosslisted as AGRO 441/841, RNGE 441
Prereqs: AGRO 325 or equivalent.
Principles of crop physiology and developmental morphology in relation to function, growth, development, and survival of perennial forage, range, and turf plants. The relationship of physiology and morphological development on plant use and management.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 452/852
Irrigation Systems Management Crosslisted as MSYM 452/852, WATS 452
Prereqs: MSYM 109 or general physics; AGRO/SOIL 153 recommended.
Irrigation management and the selection, evaluation, and improvement of irrigation systems. Includes soil-water measurement, crop water use, irrigation scheduling, irrigation efficiency, measurement of water flow, irrigation systems, groundwater and wells, pumping systems, applying chemicals with irrigation systems, and environmental and water resource considerations. Two laboratory sections are available; one which emphasizes agricultural applications and one which emphasizes horticultural applications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 453
Urban Soil Properties and Management Crosslisted as AGRO 453, LARC 453, SOIL 453
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153.
Characteristics of soils in urban settings. Evaluation of soils intended for intensive human uses. Manipulation and remediation of soils subject to construction and other stresses.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT 131; HORT 221.
Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years. HORT 462 requires a culminating group project creating one of four types of nursery landscape businesses.
Principles underlying the production of nursery crops and the profitable management of a nursery. Propagation, crop scheduling, transplanting, handling, and transportation of nursery crops. Cultural considerations such as media, fertilizers, irrigation, and pest control. Economic aspects of running a business include creating income and balance sheets.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
HORT 467
Planting Design Crosslisted as ARCH 467/567/867, LARC 467
Prereqs: HORT/LARC/NRES 212; ARCH 210 or HORT/LARC 266.
Design processes, principles, and elements as applied to the use of native and ornamental plant materials. Aesthetic, functional, and micro-climatic arrangements of plant material in parks, on commercial property, on home grounds, along roadways, and in urban open spaces. Develop a palette of plants and graphics for designs.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 469
Senior Landscape Design Crosslisted as ARCH 469
Prereqs: HORT 341 and/or permission.
Capstone course.
Capstone course for the landscape option. Students work individually on real-world projects with actual clients. They select the project location and scope in consultation with the instructor prior to the semester this course is taken. The project must reflect evidence of a design process, design articulation and communication understandable to the client and provide in depth drawings, details needed to carry out the implementation of the design.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Studio 8
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
HORT 470
Critical Thinking in Landscape Management Crosslisted as TLMT 470, AGRO 470
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/PGMP/TLMT 326.
Form a landscape management company.
Using processes and strategies to identify and compare issues, make recommendations, demonstrate proficiency in field application as skills and techniques, and prepare cost estimates in the development of landscape management plans.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
HORT 471/871
Vines, Wines and You Crosslisted as NUTR 471/871, HRTM 471/871
Prereqs: 6 hrs science or equivalent experience; 21 years of age or older.
Proof of age is required.
Origin, botany, historical and cultural significance of the grapevine and related species. Principles and practices of vineyard establishment, management and processing of grape products, importance and/or scope of grape and wine industry; global and local significance. Culinary applications, health, environmental and safety-related issues, business and industry relations and experience.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab , Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 480/880
Modified Rootzones Crosslisted as TLMT 480/880, AGRO 480/880
Offered as a five-week course.
Modified rootzones and their applications in the turfgrass and landscape management industry. Correct applications and construction techniques.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Web
HORT 488/888
Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises Crosslisted as AGRO 488/888, EAEP 488/888, ENTR 488/888, ABUS 488
HORT 488/888 requires the completion of a shadowing assignment and the analyses of case studies.
Research a specific agricultural enterprise. Develop and present a business plan using materials from the primary area of interest.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 10
HORT 489/889
Urbanization of Rural Landscapes Crosslisted as AGRO 489/889, CRPL 489/889
Prereqs: Senior standing, graduate standing, or permission.
Development converts rural landscapes into housing, roads, malls, parks, and commercial uses. This process fragments landscapes and changes ecosystem functions, drives up land prices, and pushes agriculture into more marginal areas.This multi-disciplinary, experiential course guides students in learning about the urbanization process, the impacts on landscapes, people, and the community, and the choices that are available to informed citizens.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 495
Grasslands Seminar Crosslisted as AGRO 495, ENTO 495, GRAS 495, NRES 495, RNGE 495, SOIL 495
Prereqs: Junior standing.
Topic varies and deals with different aspects of forage and/or range and/or livestock, turf and/or landscape grasses, natural habitats, and wetlands.
Credit Hours: 1-2
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 498/898
Topics in Landscape Architecture Crosslisted as LARC 498/598
Prereqs: Senior standing and permission.
Topical readings, theory, research, and practice in landscape architecture. Topics might include, but are not limited to, sustainable landscapes, visual and aesthetic assessment, restoration and reclamation, landscape management, recreational landscapes, art in the landscape, landscape ecology applied to design and planning, historical landscape preservation, and plant materials for the Great Plains landscape.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 499H
Prereqs: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.
Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
HORT 92
Plant Biology Portfolio and Assessment Crosslisted as AGRO 92, NRES 92
Prereqs: Junior standing in Plant Biology degree program.
Required for graduation.  Pass/No Pass only.  Offered every Fall during the first 5 weeks.
Development of an experiential portfolio and completion of an online survey as part of assessment activities.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom

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TLMT 127
Survey of Turfgrass and Landscape Management Crosslisted as AGRO 127, HORT 127
Introduction to careers, internships and co-curricular activities in turfgrass and landscape management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
TLMT 227
Introductory Turfgrass Management Crosslisted as AGRO 227, HORT 227, PGAM 227
Prereqs: AGRO 131 or HORT 130 or BIOS 109.
Introduction to turfgrasses, their management and use, and to the turfgrass industry.
This course is a prerequisite for: TLMT 327, TLMT 427
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
TLMT 228
Introduction to Landscape Management Crosslisted as AGRO 228, HORT 228
Prereqs: AGRO 131 or BIOS 109.
TLMT/AGRO/HORT uses a team approach to problem solving, discussion, assessment planning, and oral presentations of applied case studies.
An overview of landscape management and landscape design. Principles and practices.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
TLMT 229
Introductory Turfgrass Management Laboratory Crosslisted as AGRO 229, HORT 229
Concurrent enrollment with AGRO/HORT/TLMT 227 preferred. Required for Turfgrass Science majors, other students require instructor consent.
Laboratory covering turfgrass identification and management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
TLMT 326
Landscape Solutions Crosslisted as AGRO 326, HORT 326
Prereqs: TLMT/AGRO/HORT 227 or 228.
Using processes and problem-solving approach to identify and analyze common landscape management situations in commercial, public, and residential landscapes. Integrate design, environment, function, pest and disease, and existing management practices to produce recommendations.
This course is a prerequisite for: TLMT 470
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
TLMT 327
Turfgrass Science and Management Crosslisted as HORT 327, AGRO 327
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; BIOS 109; CHEM 109; and TLMT 227.
Scientific principles of turf species adaptation, turf and/or soil relationships, establishment, fertility, mowing, irrigation, and pest control of turf species.
This course is a prerequisite for: TLMT 427
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
TLMT 328
Turfgrass Equipment Crosslisted as AGRO 328, HORT 328, PGAM 328
Principles and procedures of turfgrass management equipment. Current technology, acquisition, operation, power trains, hydraulics, fuel systems, and maintenance of equipment.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
TLMT 329
Landscape Equipment Crosslisted as AGRO 329, HORT 329
Principles and procedures of landscape maintenance equipment, current technology, acquisition, operation, maintenance of equipment, power trains, hydraulics, and fuel systems.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
TLMT 330
Pruning Ornamentals Crosslisted as AGRO 330, HORT 330
TLMT/AGRO/HORT 330 will be offered during the last five-weeks of the second semester.
Why, when and how to prune ornamental landscape plants. Demonstrations and field opportunities on how to choose and how to use pruning tools correctly.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
TLMT 395
Career Experience Crosslisted as HORT 395, AGRO 395
Prereqs: Sophomore standing; HORT or AGRO or TLMT major.
HORT/TLMT/AGRO 395 requires advanced permission before registering for the course. A written and oral report is required at the completion of the career experience.
Participation in a horticulture enterprise (other than in one of those in which the student has had previous experience).
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
TLMT 414/814
Turfgrass Disease Management Crosslisted as AGRO 414/814, HORT 414/814, PLPT 414/814
Prereqs: BIOS/PLPT 369 or one semester of introductory plant pathology.
Pathogens, epidemiology, and control of diseases specific to turfgrass.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
TLMT 427/827
Turfgrass Systems Management Crosslisted as AGRO 427/827, HORT 427/827
Prereqs: TLMT 227 and TLMT 327.
Critical evaluation of turfgrass settings to create economical and environmentally friendly management systems for professionally managed turf areas.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
TLMT 470
Critical Thinking in Landscape Management Crosslisted as HORT 470, AGRO 470
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/PGMP/TLMT 326.
Form a landscape management company.
Using processes and strategies to identify and compare issues, make recommendations, demonstrate proficiency in field application as skills and techniques, and prepare cost estimates in the development of landscape management plans.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
TLMT 480/880
Modified Rootzones Crosslisted as AGRO 480/880, HORT 480/880
Offered as a five-week course.
Modified rootzones and their applications in the turfgrass and landscape management industry. Correct applications and construction techniques.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs: Sophomore standing; TLMT/AGRO/HORT/PGAM 227 or 228.
TLMT 295/95 requires advanced permission before registering for the course. A written and oral report is required at the completion of the career experience. Pass/No Pass only.
Participation in a turfgrass or landscape management enterprise (other than in one of those in which the student has had previous experience).
Credit Hours: 1-12
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom

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