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Areas of Study | | HORT189 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: HORT189
COURSE TITLE:Turf and Ground Cover Management
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Care and maintenance of turf grasses and ground covers in landscapes and in food plots. Class also includes instruction in soil preparation, planting, fertilizing and maintenance of common and special turf grasses and ground covers.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate expertise in the care, maintenance and establishment of cool season turf.
  • Perform a group presentation, interpreting different solutions for a sample problem.
  • Correctly identify plant structures pertaining to the identification of turf, groundcovers, and weed species.
  • Display an understanding of the role soil, nutrients, and proper management skills plays in maintaining a healthy plant for its desired use.
  • Communicate through both oral and written summaries about research currently being conducted on turf maintenance, plant resilience, and the development of new management techniques.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Introduction to groundcovers
    1. Climates
    2. Uses
  2. Soil testing, preparation and maintenance
  3. Weed identification
  4. Identification/taxonomy of ground covers and turf
  5. Ground cover applications in landscapes and food plots
  6. Plant health and maintenance

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
Tests 50%
Homework 50%

Laboratory grades are determined by written laboratory exercises, ability to perform taught skills, clean-up after laboratory class, and general attitude during class.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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