Teaching

Hydroponic Food Production

This 300-level, 4-credit course centers around hydroponic methods of growing food crops without soil. Students learn about how hydroponics compares to soil, hydroponic system designs, soilless plant propagation and production, and nutrient solution management. A greenhouse laboratory with hands-on activities allows students to build and manage hydroponic systems, grow a variety of hydroponic food crops and conduct hydroponic experiments.

Controlled Environment Crop Physiology and Technology

This 400/600-level, 3-credit course will teach students about 1) crop physiological responses to environmental factors relevant to controlled-environment agriculture; and 2) LED lighting, instrumentation, environmental sensing, and imaging technology.