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Relationship of  Horticulture to Other Agricultural Disciplines and Sciences  
 1     Relationship Tree  
 2     Definition of Areas of Horticulture and Other Agricultural Disciplines
Plant Anatomy, Morphology and Development  
 3     Organs and Tissue Systems in Plants  
 4     Plant Organs, Tissue Systems, Tissues and Cell Types  
 5     Cell Components  
 6     Cell Structure  
 7     The Genetic Basis of Life  
 8     Meristems and Growth  
 9     Distinguishing Characteristics of Monocots, Dicots and Gymnosperms  
10    Functions of Organs  
11    Stem Morphology  
12    Stem Anatomy - Docots and Gymnosperms  
13    Stem Anatomy - Monocots; Root Anatomy  
14    Leaf Morphology  
15    Leaf Types  
16    Leaf Anatomy  
17    Function of Leaf Parts  
18    Summary of Anatomy  
19    Flowers, Flower Parts, Fruits and Seeds 
20    Flower, Fruits and Seed Structure
Physiology of Plants 
21   Photosynthesis 
22   Biochemical Reactions of Photosynthesis - C-3 Type 
23   Types of Plants Based on Types of Photosynthesis 
24   Factors Affecting Photosynthesis 
25   Effect of Light Quality on Photosynthesis 
26   Effect of Light Intensity and CO2 on Photosynthesis 
27   Biochemical Reactions of Respiration 
28   Factors Affecting Respiration 
29   Summary of Reactions of Photosynthesis and Respiration
Plant Hormones and Growth Substances 
30    Definition, Types and Properties 
31    Effects and Practical Applications - Auxin, and Cytokinin 
32    Effects and Practical Applications  - GA, Ethylene and ABA
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33    The Relationship Between Temperature, Heat and Energy 
34    The Greenhouse Effect 
35    Practical Applications of Temperature Relations 
36    Climate and Global Climatic Zones 
37    Factors That Affect Temperature 
38    Season of the Year is Determined by the Position of the Earth Relative to the Sun 
39    Temperature Effects on Growth and Survival 
40    High Temperature Effects on Plants 
41    Types of Cold Damage and Types of Freezes 
42    How a Radiational Freeze Develops 
43    Low Temperature Damage 
44    Methods to Prevent Freeze Damage 
45    Types of Dormancy 
46    Plants and Organs that Exhibit Rest 
47    Chilling Requirements of Temperate Fruit Trees 
48    Chilling Hour Zones of Texas and the Southern U.S. 
49    Vernalization and Biennials
50    Properties of Light 
51    Measurement of Light Intensity 
52    Effect of Light Quantity on Plants 
53    Indoor Performance of Shade Versus Sun Foliage Plants 
54    Effect of Light Intensity on Photosynthesis/Respiration Relations of Sun Vs. Shade Plants 
55    Methods of Acclimatization - Grow Under Reduced Light 
56    Methods of Acclimatization - Give Final Period of Greatly Reduce Light 
57    Effect of Light Quality on Plants 
58    Response of Plants to Photoperiod 
59    Mechanisms of Photoperiodic Responses
60    Properties of Water 
61    Atmospheric Water 
62    Precipitation or Hydrologic Cycle 
63    Pathway of Water Through Plants 
64    Absorption, Translocation and Transpiration 
65    Factors that Affect Transpiration 
66    Methods of Irrigation
Soil and Growing Media 
67    Functions and Soil Profile 
68    Soil Composition 
69    Properties of Sand, Silt and Clay 
70    Soil Chemistry 
71    Growing Media for Containers 
72    Soil Moisture 
73    Mulches

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Nutrition and Fertilizers 
74    Essential Elements, Mobility and pH Effect 
75    Fertilizer Analysis and Ratio 
76    Function of Nutrients 
77    Nutrient Tissue Concentration, Deficiency Symptoms, and Fertilizer Sources 
78    Nutrients with Similar Deficiency Symptoms 
79    Nitrogen Cycle 
80    Nitrogen Conversions
Propagation - Sexual and Asexual 
81    Sexual Vs. Asexual Propagation 
82    Sexual (Seed) Propagation 
83    Sexual Life Cycle of Higher Plants (Angiosperms) 
84    Seed Dormancy 
85    Cuttings 
86    Types of Cuttings 
87    Chimera 
88    Never Propagate Chimeras by Leaf Cuttings - Why? 
89    Layering 
90    Types of Layering 
91    Grafting and Budding 
92    Types of Grafting 
93    Types of Budding
Pruning and Growth Control 
94    Pruning Terminology and Objectives 
95    Pruning Methods 
96    Factors to Consider on When to Prune
97    Pest and Pest Control 
98    Types of Pests - Insects 
99    Types of Pests - Arachnids, Nematodes and Mollusks 
100   Types of Pests - Disease Causing  Pests and Weeds