Plant and Soil Science (PLSS)

PLSS 5305  Graduate Research Project  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for project option students and requires completion of research project. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

PLSS 5306  Thesis  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for thesis option students. The course requires completion of thesis research. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for maximum of 6 semester hours.

PLSS 5390  Adv Stud in Plant and Soil Sci  3 SCH  (3)  

Material offered is determined by the needs of the students. May be repeated under a different topic.

PLSS 5395  Adv Prob in Plant Science  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Independent work that may include a laboratory or field problem. Variable credit dependent upon the problem; may be repeated for a total of 3 semester hours for thesis option students or 6 semester hours for project option and course-only option students. Prerequisite: approval of a faculty member who will supervise the problem.

PLSS 5399  Thesis Topics  1-9 SCH  (1-9)  

For thesis option Master's students. This course is to be taken by students who receive a stipend while working on their research project in Plant and Soil Science. Course is designed to be student-specific to meet each student's individual needs and to enhance their graduate education by providing one-on-one time with professors.

PLSS 6185  Seminar  1 SCH  (1)  

Student reports and discussion of recent literature and current investigations. May be repeated up to three times.

PLSS 6326  Soil Chemistry  3 SCH  (3)  

Advanced study of the chemistry of soils, including properties, processes and applications.

PLSS 6328  Soil Physics  3 SCH  (3)  

Advanced study of the physical properties of soils with environmental and agricultural applications.

PLSS 6344  Crop Protection  3 SCH  (3)  

Advanced study of principles and practical aspects of control in the field vertebrate and insect pests, weeds and diseases caused by pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and nematodes of all major cultivated crops. Economic and environmental considerations of crop protection including developments in biotechnological and integrated pest managements will be covered.

PLSS 6345  Phytochem to Imprve Humn Helth  3 SCH  (3)  

Update the research information on the phytochemicals and describe their role in human diet. Understand the toxic effects and sources of phytochemicals. Prerequisite: approval of instructor.

PLSS 6346  Citrus & Subtrop Fruit Crops  3 SCH  (3)  

Encompasses various types of citrus, including oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit and mandarins as well as avocados and olives. Covers identification, culture, processing, marketing, post-harvest aspects, phytochemicals and economic future. Other crops will be covered in brief. Prerequisite: approval of instructor.

PLSS 6377  Genetics of Crop Improvement  3 SCH  (3)  

Critical study of scientific literature and current research concerning principles of plant genetics and their applications to conventional breeding and genetic engineering methods for the improvement of cultivated crops.

PLSS 6379  Posthar Physiol of Hort Crops  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of biochemical and physiological processes affecting maturity, quality and conditions of horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables and flowers). Selection and use of handling, storage and transportation facilities will be discussed.

PLSS 6390  Adv Studies in Horticulture  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Material offered will be determined by the needs of the students. Laboratory and lecture will vary according to the subject. May be repeated under a different topic.

PLSS 6395  Adv Probs in Horticulture  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Independent work. Variable credit depending upon the problem. Requires approval of faculty to supervise the problem.

PLSS 6397  Dissertation Research  3-9 SCH  (3-9)  

Research for dissertation.