Plant Propagation (HORT 320) students recently returned from their field trip touring various aspects of the propagation industry. They journeyed south to Utah and got to meet with Dr. Rupp at the USU extension site and discuss various drought tolerant plants. Next up was Dr. Carmen and his work with apomixis. Lastly, on the way back to Rexburg, the class stopped in Aberdeen at the ISU extension site to view Dr. Love’s work and see the process of cleaning and gathering the seeds he’s collected from the wild and what needs to be done in order to get the seeds ready to be planted.
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.