Explore effective ways to care for your plants. Learn how to maximize their potential through proper weeding, watering, pruning, soil management, fertilization, and disease and pest control. Study plant anatomy, taxonomy and physiology for advanced plant part identification. Become proficient at recognizing the factors that impact the overall health of your plants and inform strategies to make improvements to their well-being.
Learners wishing to enhance their understanding of basic plant anatomy and physiology and how it applies to plant health and growth.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the components of plant taxonomy
- Differentiate and utilize basic terminology to describe plant parts
- Apply the basics of plant identification using botanical keys and herbaria
- Determine how various environmental factors and conditions influence desired plant growth
- Recognize and identify the two sources of health problems in herbaceous and woody plants: plant diseases/disorders and problems caused by pests
- Plant Anatomy and Physiology: an introduction to plant cells and tissues, the stages of plant growth, and how plants relate to the environment
- Soils: an introduction to soil components and management practices, including a discussion on nutrients, soil fertility and fertilizers
- Arboriculture: an overview of tree care including selection, planting methods, pruning techniques, when to fertilize or not, and common environmental disorders
- Diseases, Disorders and Insects: a discussion of the systematic approach to diagnose plant problems, including common insects, diseases and disorders
- Weed Control: weed life cycles and weed control methods (preventative, cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical)
This course is a required course within the Horticulturist Certificate.
|Assignments (3)||60% (20% each)|
*Grading scheme is subject to change.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Horticulturist Certificate : Required Courses