Horticulture

(Agriculture 319)


Term: Spring 1998

Instructor: Dr. Bob R. Pohlad

email: bpohlad@ferrum.edu

web page:  www2.ferrum.edu/bpohlad

Office: Garber 118; Phone #: 365-4367

Hours in Office: Mon.: 9-11

Tues.: 9-9:30, 11-11:30

Wed.: 9-11, 1:30-2

Thurs.: 9-9:30, 11-11:30, 3:15-4:15

Fri.: 9-11, 1:30-2

Textbook : Biology of Horticulture, John E. Preece and Paul E. Read

Class and Lab Meeting Time: TTH: 9:30-11 AM Lecture and discussion (G 123)

Thurs. 12:30-3:30 PM Lab (G 123)

Policies

Absences and Lateness: You are expected to attend all classes and labs. You must check with the professor if you need to be absent and upon your return from an illness. You are responsible for making up any missed work.

Grade Evaluation: The lecture and lab tests will be worth 100 points each, the final exam which will be cumulative will be worth 100 points and the quizzes worth 20 pt.. Quizzes will usually be given on Thursdays. Missed quizzes will be averaged as zero.

The following is a list of the possible graded assignments:

Assignment

Tests (3) (100 pt. ea.)

Final Exam (100 pt. ea.)

Landscape Design Project (100 pt.)

Paper (50 pt.)

Lab Exercises and other Assignments (10-20 pt. ea.)

Quizzes (20 pt. ea.)

Grading Scale: A= 90-100; ; B= 80-89; ; C= 70-79; D = 60-69; F = 0-59

Tobacco: There will be no tobacco products in the classroom or lab at any time, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco or any other tobacco product.

Honor Code: I expect absolute honesty and will not tolerate cheating, plagiarism of other's work, lying, or disrespect for the other students or the instructor. Any violations will be presented before the Honor Board or Campus Judicial Board.

Labs: You must attend all labs and must have read the lab assignment prior to class. The labs will be informal, however they are very busy with many requirements which will take up the two hours so care must be taken to budget your time in order to complete weekly assignments.

Landscape Design Project: You will work in teams of two for this project. After choosing an area on campus to design (and having it approved by the professor), each team will diagram and choose plants for this area. Additional information will be presented on this project later in the semester.

Paper: You are required to write a paper on an area of Horticulture. This will be discussed at a later time.


Tentative Lecture Schedule
Horticulture
Spring 1998

 

Week of                                                                     Text Chaps.

January 12-16 Intro. to Course, ................................................. 1

19-23 Plant Classification, Plant Structure................................2,3

26-30 Plant Structure Cont. Plant Genotype (Test #1).............3,4

February 2-6 Light...................................................................... 5

    9-13 Temperature................................................................... 6

    16-20 Water ........................................................................7

    23-27 Soil (Test #2)............................................................ 8
 
March 2-6 Spring Break

    9-13 Mineral Nutrition, Mulches....................................9,10

    16-20 Plant Hormones, Chemical Control of Growth......................11,12

    23-27 Pruning....................................................................... 13

April 6-9 Plant Propagation,Post Harvest Handling (Test #3).............14,15

    15-17 Landscape Design........................................Handouts and Computers

    20-24 Plant Pest Problems, Crop Scheduling..............16,Appendices

    27-29 Crop Scheduling..................................................Appendices

 

May 1 Final Exam (Fri. 8-10 AM)


Tentative Lab Schedule
Horticulture
Spring 1998
 
January 15 Introduction, Campus Tour?, The Internet

            22 Classification of Fruits and Vegetables, Greenhouse?

            29 Classification of Ornamentals, Plant Propagation in Greenhouse,
                        Design of Outdoor Garden

  February 5 Plant Development, Outdoor Garden Layout

             12 Temperature and Light

              19 Mineral Salts

              26 Soils (Work on Outdoor Garden)

  March 5 Spring Break

              12 Plant Propagation, Specialized Parts

          19 Seed Treatment, Germination and Planting, (Plant Outdoor Garden)

          26 Growth Regulation, Pruning

  April 2 Landscape Design (Techniques)

          9 Teams Work on Landscape Design

        16 Insects and Disease

          23 Landscape Plan presentation to Class

  Everyone must attend all labs!!