This course covers the physical and chemical, properties of soils and soil fertility and, management. Topics include soil formation;, classification; physical, chemical, and biological, properties (including microorganisms); testing;, and fertilizer application. Upon completion,, students should be able to analyze, evaluate, and, properly amend soils/media according to, sustainable practices.
This course covers the identification and, management of plant pests including insects,, diseases, and weeds. Topics include pest, identification and beneficial organisms, pesticide, application safety and use of least toxic methods, of management. Upon completion, students should be, able to manage common landscape pests using least, toxic methods of control and be prepared to sit, for North Carolina Commercial Pesticide Ground, Applicators license.
This course introduces the basic concepts of, botany as they apply to horticulture. Topics, include nomenclature, physiology, morphology, and, anatomy as they apply to plant culture. Upon, completion, students should be able to apply the, basic principles of botany to horticulture.
This course covers identification, culture,, characteristics, and use of plants in a, sustainable landscape. Emphasis is placed on, nomenclature, identification, growth requirements,, cultural requirements, soil preferences, and, landscape applications. Upon completion, students, should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the, proper selection and utilization of plant, materials, including natives and invasive plants.