PLHRT 4500

PLHRT 4500

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

The physiology of perennial fruit crop production with an emphasis on the biochemical and genetic mechanisms by which fruit crops function and interact with the environment. Focus will be on temperate fruit trees, grapevines, and small-fruits that are commercially grown in the Northeastern U.S., but other species will be highlighted on occasion. Topics include: flower development, pollination and fertilization, cold hardiness, fruit set and growth, plant growth regulators, carbon acquisition and partitioning, soil-root interactions, mineral nutrition, and water transport. Additionally, we will highlight critical challenges to fruit crop production, such as climate change and soil degradation. Course readings will largely come from journal articles. Students will lead and participate in discussions, write a review article, and learn how to evaluate scientific methods.

When Offered Spring (offered in even-numbered years only).

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: college-level plant physiology course, such as PLBIO 3420, is required. PLHRT 3440, PLHRT 4420, or PLHRT 4450 is highly recommended.

Outcomes
  • Apply physiological processes to temperate fruit crop plants and planting systems.
  • Evaluate scientific methods and experimental designs used to study fruit crops.
  • Synthesize complex phenomena and present information in a concise written format.
  • Facilitate discussions based upon course readings.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16790PLHRT 4500  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: College-level plant physiology course, such as PLBIO 2420 or PLBIO 3420, is required. PLHRT 3440, PLHRT 4420, or PLHRT 4450 is highly recommended.