As most of you know, there are always exciting things happening around the Horticulture Department. From plant culture to flower center, propagation to cut flower class, something is always going on.
This week in the green house, you'll find experiments from Brother Dewey's Plant Culture (HORT 201) class. Students are testing the affects of light on plant growth. Covering the plants with different colors of cellophane allows the students to see what color of light most affects plant growth.
Brother Toll's Landscaping with Fruit and Vegetable (HORT 470) class had fun learning about different kinds of peppers. They had a day dedicated to learning to cook with them.
In Brother Toll's Nursery Management (HORT 455) class, students learned how to graft tomatoes.
Horticulture is the best major for people who like hands-on learning and application. Having fun while learning is the best way to go and we definitely know how to make that happen in our department!
Our aim for the Department of Horticulture at Brigham Young University-Idaho is to nurture understanding of both the art and science of Horticulture. Students learn experimentally in the classroom, laboratory, greenhouse, and ten acre Thomas E. Ricks demonstration garden as they pursue an Associates or Bachelors Degree. Using the medium of plants, students develop habits of hard work, enlightened minds, and healthy living that assist in gainful employment opportunitues.