Applied Plant Science


The Department of Applied Plant Science emphasizes the relationship between the art and science of plant culture. This relationship affects production on thousands of acres as well as on a smaller, more urban scale in residential gardens and in the ornamental use of plants where art is specifically emphasized. In all these areas, plants are an integral part of the human experience.  The emphasis on both production and aesthetics in the department's degrees and programs has prophetic roots.


Agriculture

Agricultural Science and Technology

Learn about and gain a fundamental understanding of technology involved in agricultural systems. Includes problem solving, application and production. 

Agronomy Crop & Soil Science

You will study the scientific and managment principles that help feed and clothe the world while protecting our natural resources for posterity.

Agricultural Engineering Technology

Prepare for a career in the technical and mechanical world of engineering. Includes problem solving, design, development, and testing.

Horticulture

Production

Focus is on retail/wholesale markets of nurseries, garden centers, cut flowers, vegetables, fruits and greenhouse operations.

Design/Build/Maintain

Emphasis on the design, installation, and management of landscapes including irrigation systems, plant maintenance, bidding and estimating.

Floral Design

Be trained in retail and wholesale floral marketing, learn the artistry of wedding and event flowers and interpretive and competitive design.


"There is a great work for the Saints to do.  Progress, and improve upon and make beautiful everything around you. Cultivate the earth, and cultivate your minds. Build cities, adorn your habitations, make gardens, orchards, and vineyards, and render the earth so pleasant that when you look upon your labors you may do so with pleasure, and that angels may delight to come and visit your beautiful locations."  

Brigham Young, Deseret News, Aug. 8, 1860,
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