Horticulture is designed to the help the student develop an in-depth understanding of the science and art of cultivating and processing plants for human use. Horticultural science encompasses all of the pure sciences – physics, chemistry, geology, and biology – as well as related sciences and technologies such as plant pathology, soil science, entomology, and many other scientific disciplines.

Students will apply the knowledge, skills, and technologies to produce plants for human food and non-food uses. Students will participate in a variety of in-class and out-of-class learning activities designed to teach them plant propagation, cultivation, improving plant growth, yields, quality, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses. Successful horticulture depends on extensive control of the environment, including light, water, temperature, soil structure and fertility, pests and diseases. The “green industry”is all around you, from the food you eat to parks and landscaping. It improves the quality of the environment and your life through plants.

Unit 1: An Overview of Plants

Unit 2: Plant Processes

Unit 3: Seeded Plants and Plant Reproduction

Unit 4: Feeding the World  

Unit5: Productivity, Irrigation and Pests

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