Agriculture (AG)

Classes

AG 102 : Orientation to Hawai‘i Agriculture Industry

This course familiarizes students with different agricultural operations/systems in Hawai‘i through lectures, research, student presentations, guest speakers and/or field trips.

credits

1

Class Hours

1 lecture

Semester Offered

Spring

AG 122 : Soil Technology

This course (i) studies identification, preparation, and fertilization of soils, (ii) discusses soil formation, soil classification, soil reaction, soil and water relationships, soil protection and irrigation practices, and (iii) emphasizes sustainable management systems.

credits

3

Class Hours

2 lecture and 3 lab

Designations

Diversification: Physical Sciences — DP

AG 141 : Integrated Pest Management

This course includes an introduction to the principles involved in the control of plant pests including diseases, insects, mites, nematodes, and weeds. Various methods of controlling pests, including the correct method of selecting and applying pesticides will be covered. Integrated pest management will be incorporated into the course.

credits

3

Class Hours

2 lecture and 2 lab

Designations

Diversification: Biological Sciences — DB

AG 162 : Introduction Beekeeping

This course introduces the biology and behavior of honeybees and best management practices for hive management; develops hands-on skill for hive inspection, maintenance, and management techniques to control honeybee diseases and pests; and investigates alternative pollinators.

credits

2

Class Hours

1 lecture and 2 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring, Summer

AG 200 : Principles of Horticulture

This course introduces plant anatomy and physiology, as well as discusses plant nutrients, moisture, environmental requirements, and plant propagation. In addition, culture and production techniques for selected ornamental crops will be studied.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher or concurrent enrollment in AG 200L.

Designations

Diversification: Biological Sciences — DB

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

AG 200L : Principles of Horticulture Lab

This course (1) introduces plant anatomy and physiology, (2) discusses plant nutrients, moisture, environmental requirements and plant propagation, and (3) studies culture and production techniques for selected ornamental crops through laboratory exercises.

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher or concurrent enrollment in AG 200.

Designations

Diversification: Lab (Science) — DY

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

AG 264 : Plant Propagation

This is an introductory course in the principles and practices of plant propagation. This course will focus on: (i) theoretical and applied aspects of sexual and asexual reproduction of plants and (ii) propagation of selected plants by seed, cuttings, grafting, layering, and micropropagation/tissue culture.

credits

3

Class Hours

2 lecture and 2 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Spring

AG 271 : Introduction to Crop Improvement

This course includes fundamentals of genetic theory using biotechnological procedures in insect and plant pathogen control and plant and animal breeding as practical applications.

credits

3

Class Hours

2 lecture and 3 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in AG 200, BOT 101, or both SCI 121 and SCI 121L.

Designations

Diversification: Biological Sciences — DB

Semester Offered

Spring

AG 293V : Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture Internship

The course provides credit for supervised experiential learning projects including independent research projects with an instructor and internships with an employer. The nature of the internship or research project is variable but will be designed to provide an opportunity for experiential learning. Students may enroll in 1-3 credits of AG 293V per semester, depending on project time commitment.

credits

1 - 3

Class Hours

1 hour per week with coordinator and 75 hours work experience for each credit.

Prerequisites

Approval of instructor.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring