Applied Ag Plant Science 2

APPLIED AGRICULTURE PLANT SCIENCE 2: Landscaping and Turf Management

CREDITS:     1/2       COURSE LENGTH:  9 weeks

This Ag Science course will continue with the discussion about plants from the Ag Science I class.  The cultural practices involved in the production of plants including plant functions, soil preparation, plant propagation, turf management, integrated pest control and horticulture marketing.   Environmental concerns and current issues facing the plant science industry will be reviewed.  The Ag Department greenhouse, land lab and tree nursery will be used to apply plant science skills learned in class.

An overview of landscape history and design concepts will be covered.  Students will be responsible for finding a “client” to prepare a landscape plan for using proper landscape design techniques.

Crop areas to be studied will include perennial flowers, nursery stock and ornamental landscape plants.  Proper identification of common ornamental plants will be required.

The establishment and care of turf grass will be explored with an emphasis on professional turf grass management.

The career fields of horticulture including lawn care, landscaping and tree nursery management will be explored through hands on labs, field trips and student research.

Careers will be explored by students spending a day with a professional in the plant science industry.