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.

Instructor: Dr. Qingwu Meng

Environmental Control of Plant Growth

This 400/600-level, 3-credit course will teach students about 1) environmental sensing and control to manipulate plant growth and development; and 2) use of technologies (e.g., lighting, environmental sensors, and control systems) in greenhouse crop production/research, growth chamber plant research, and indoor vertical farming. This course was formerly named Controlled Environment Crop Physiology and Technology.

Instructor: Dr. Qingwu Meng