HORTICULTURE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE LABORATORY

The  Horticulture Science and Practice Laboratory (HORT 202, 1credit hour) is an undergraduate course offered by the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University every spring and fall semester. HORT 202 is the lab which accompanies HORT 201, Horticulture Science and Practice, but is a separate course. The overall goal of the laboratory is to expose students to practices and techniques utilized in all areas of horticulture. Some lab exercises will consist of horticultural experimentation, while others will consist of demonstrations, identification and tours. 

Sections:
 501
 Monday
 2:00-4:50 pm
 HFSB 112
 502
 Tuesday
 12:45-3:35 pm
 HFSB 112
 503
 Wednesday
 9:10 am-12:00
 HFSB 112
 504
Wednesday
2:00-4:50 pm
 HFSB 112
 505
 Thursday
 12:45-3:35 pm
 HFSB 112
Lab Schedule

 

Calendar Week

Laboratory Exercise

Week 1

Aug 26 – Aug 30

Lab 1 Orientation to the Laboratory

Week 2

Sept 2 – Sept 6

Lab 2 Recognition of Plant Structures

Week 3

Sept 9 – Sept 13

Lab 3 Plant Identification & Taxonomy

Week 4

Sept 16 – Sept 20

Lab 4 & 5 Temperature & Light

Week 5

Sept 23 – Sept 27

Lab 6 Growth Control

Week 6

Sept 30 – Oct 4

Lab 7 Growing Media & Soils

Week 7

Oct 7 – Oct 11

Lab 8 Asexual Propagation

Week 8

Oct 14 – Oct 18

Lab 9 Sexual Propagation

Week 9

Oct 21 – Oct 25

Lab 10 Nutrition & Fertilizers

Week 10

Oct 28 – Nov 1

Lab 11 Pest Identification & Control

Week 11

Nov 4 – Nov 8

Lab 12 Pruning, Bracing, Cabling in the Landscape (field trip)

Week 12

Nov 11 – Nov 15

Lab 13 Overview of Fruits, Vegetables & Howdy Farm (field trip)

Week 13

Nov 18 – Nov 22

Lab 14 Overview of Turfgrasses (field trip)

Week 14

Nov 25 – Nov 29

NO LABS on Thanksgiving Week

Week 15

Dec 2 – Dec 6

All remaining Lab Reports due by 5 PM, Friday, Dec 6


Web-Based Laboratories

The following laboratories are available on the web.  They are yet to be set-up as auto-tutorial, but can be used for studying for the lab quiz.
Laboratory 2 - Recognition of Plant Structures
Laboratory 3 - Plant Identification and Taxonomy
Laboratory 7 - Growing Medium Amendments



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The General Horticulture Laboratory Home Page (generalhorticulture.tamu.edu/h202/html/hort202.htm) was created by HORT 202 graduate teaching assistants.  Daphne Richards created the main web site, Trisha Blessington created the Lab 2 web site, and Michelle Meche created the Lab 3 web site.  The HORT 202 web sites are maintianed by D.W. Reed.   Any comments or suggestions should be e-mailed to D.W. Reed at dwreed@tamu.edu.  If you use any of the instructional material, please give credit to the source. Copyright  D.W. Reed, TAMU.