Graduate Certificate - Floriculture and Nursery Management
Advanced Greenhouse Crop Production - TTU 4 cr.
Environmental Nursery ProductionCultural nursery crop production practices will be presented with consideration of current recommended Best Management Practices, conservation of resources, scientific research based investigations related to nursery cultural practices, potential risks to nursery personnel and off-site movement of air borne materials and effluents to surrounding areas and public watersheds. This course requires previous coursework or work experience in nursery production/management.
Plant PhysiologyTTU - Fundamental concepts underlying the science of crop physiology, including crop phenology, canopy development and light interception, photosynthesis and respiration, and dry matter partitioning will be examined. UNL - Fundamental plant tissues and functions, energetics of a plant cell and enzyme mechanisms, components of water potential, factors affecting water potential, and their interactions within plant tissues in different situations will be explored. Additionally solute transport mechanisms; photosynthesis; respiration; lipid metabolism; N, S, P, and cation assimilation; plant secondary metabolites; phytochrome; hormones; circadian rhythms; photoperiodism; vernalization; and plant stressors and their importance in plant structure, physiology, and defense will be evaluated.
Business Management of Horticulture EnterprisesTTU - Principles of management, marketing, structures, and distribution for retail nursery establishments will be learned. Students will complete a nursery startup proposal. UNL- Entrepreneurial process will be leaned and used to prepare a written business plan for a horticulture-related enterprise and presented in a PowerPoint format with voice-over narration. Basic accounting principles needed to manage a horticulture firm will be gained and used to prepare a marketing plan.
Entomology and Pest ManagementThe diversity and complexity of integrated management of insects will be learned. The goal is to develop an understanding of the concepts and principles of IPM as a complex mix of practices and technologies to efficiently manage pest populations that are specific to locales.
Environmental Stress Physiology
Program SummaryCost per credit hour:
Summer 2017: $545
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