2021 - 2022 College Catalog 
    Jan 20, 2022  
2021 - 2022 College Catalog

HORT 301 - Hort. Special Projects III

Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Laboratory Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): HORT 101 , HORT 201 

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This is a course that follows successful completion of HORT 101  and HORT 201  and is for students enrolled in the Horticulture Management OR Landscape Management BBA programs.  This course will require students to be involved in facility construction, maintenance and/or management projects on the SUNY Delhi Main and Valley Campuses or College Golf Course. With guidance from the instructor/facility superintendent, students will be provided with a variety of projects to give further experience to become competent in skills introduced in earlier coursework. Some project examples include, but are not limited to monitoring, maintenance and management of: campus greenhouses, woody plant display gardens, woody/herbaceous plant nursery, and raised garden beds; installation of new amenities (hardscapes, hydroponic systems, etc.); and other related operations which reflect current industry technologies and trends. Students will continue to gain managerial, planning, design, and specialized installation skills. A portion of this course will include the introduction of the calibration, mixing and application of organic horticultural chemicals as pesticides and fertilizers.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Explain tasks typical to the day to day management of a horticulture facility
  2. Demonstrate the use of specialized horticultural facility equipment
  3. Identify varieties and cultivars of local ornamental woody plant species and their cultural requirements
  4. Examine best business practices found at noted successful horticulture facilities
  5. Take part in the proper calibration, mixing and application of horticultural chemicals as pesticides and fertilizers