Horticulture at Texas A&M

Component Analysis of Horticultural Systems

Through research and writing, students examine current issues that impact all horticultural systems and products. Topics included water rights, plant genetics, integrated pest management systems and use of computers and technology in horticulture today. See Papers for my contributions.

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Fruit and Nut Production

This course is an overview of the major aspects of temperate fruit and nut production including aspects of orchard management such as irrigation, pruning, pest control, site selection, and cultivar selection. It also explores proper harvesting and post harvesting considerations for each crop.

Temperate Fruit and Nut Production

Vegetable Crop Production

This course covers the cultural practices for major vegetable crops including a lab where students prepare, grow and harvest seasonal crops studied.

Vegetable Crop Production

Plant Propagation

All aspects of sexual and asexual propagation techniques are studied in lecture and lab format, including seed propagation, propagation through cuttings, grafting and budding, layering and tissue culture.

Plant Propagation

Tropical Horticulture

An overview of major tropical crops, such as coffee, cacao, tea, banana, and mango, including cultural requirements, production and harvesting methods for each crop.

Tropical Horticulture

Greenhouse Management

Study of greenhouse management and crop production methods specific to greenhouses.

Greenhouse Management

Internet Technology for Horticulture

Students analyze the use of computer technology within horticultural and management systems focusing on the World Wide Web, database construction and use, and security issues.

Internet Technology for Horticulture

Plant Pathology

Students learn about the major pathogenic groups, identification, crops affected and control measures.

Plant Pathology

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