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AGH 296 - Commercial Landscape Industry

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course provides preparation for Iowa Certified Nursery Professional certification and provides an introduction to the commercial landscape industry. Students in this course must be a member of the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association and attend the Iowa Shade Tree Short Course.
Prerequisite: AGH 120 , AGH 123 , and AGH 142  
Competencies
  1. Evaluate herbaceous landscape species
    1. Identify more than 100 herbaceous annuals, groundcovers, herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses commonly used in the Midwest landscape industry.
    2. Contrast species based on reproduction morphology.
    3. Differentiate species based on vegetative morphology.
  2. Evaluate woody landscape species
    1. Identify more than 100 coniferous trees, deciduous trees and vines commonly used in the Midwest landscape industry
    2. Separate species based on reproduction morphology.
    3. Differentiate species based on vegetative morphology.
    4. Classify species present based on microclimate of a given location.
  3. Compare and contrast woody shrub species
    1. Identify more than 80 woody shrubs commonly used in the Midwest landscape industry.
    2. Determine species based on reproduction morphology.
    3. Compare species based on vegetative morphology.
    4. Predict species likely present based on microclimate of a given location.
  4. Assess successful plant management in the landscape.
    1. Explain impacts of rooting environment.
    2. Summarize proper installation
    3. Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy plants.
    4. Judge appropriate methods of manage unhealthy plants in a given scenario
  5. Appraise the traits of successful nursery and landscape businesses and individuals.
    1. Attend field trips to successful businesses.
    2. Recognize the challenges of the commercial landscape and nursery industry.
  6. Develop a presentation on a given topic related to the landscape and nursery industry.
    1. Conduct research.
    2. Create and outline of the presentation.
    3. Practice oral presentations skills.



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