Horticulture I Course Overview

Course Description:

This course provides instruction on the broad field of horticulture emphasizing scientific and technical knowledge for a career in horticulture. Topics in this course include plant anatomy, plant growth and development, plant nutrition, media selection, basic plant identification, pest management, innovative gardening techniques, customer relations, career opportunities, and leadership development. Skills in biology, chemistry, and algebra are reinforced in this course. Work‐based learning strategies appropriate for this course are agriscience projects, internships, and supervised agricultural experience. Supervised agricultural experience programs and FFA leadership activities are integral components of the course and provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies.

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