Course Descriptions PBT
PLANT BIOSCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
Updated for 2013-2014
PBT 100 Orientation to Hawai‘i’s Agriculture Industry (1)
Familiarizes students with different agricultural operations/systems in Hawai‘i through lectures, guest speakers and field trips.
PBT 141 Integrated Pest Management (3)
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. A presentation on one example of Integrated Pest Management will be required. (6 lec/lab hrs.) (DB)
Prerequisite: CHEM 151B with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent.
PBT 197 Introduction to Soil Science (3) Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil and growing media. Principles of soil formation, composition, texture, organic matter, soil water, pH, plant nutrients, amendment and fertilizers. Proper management of soil to optimize plant growth (4 lec/lab hrs.). Rec Preparation: CHEM 151B or equivalent
PBT 200 Introduction to Plant Science (3)
Introduces botany and plant physiology. Relation of plants, nutrients, and environment, cultural practices to tropical crop production. (3 hr. lecture) (DB)
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in a) BIOL 101 or b) BOT 101 and BOT 101L or c) BIOL 171 and BIOL 171L or consent of instructor.
Corequisite: PBT 200L.
PBT 200L Introduction to Plant Science Lab (1)
Cultivation of selected economic crops using seed to seed model in student gardens or greenhouse. Perform field and laboratory tests involving plant, soil and seeds. (DY)
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in a) BIOL 101 or b) BOT 101 and BOT 101L, or c) BIOL 171 and BIOL 171L, or consent of instructor.
Corequisite: PBT 200 or consent of instructor.
PBT 264 Introduction to Horticulture and Plant Propagation (3)
Introduces various divisions of horticulture with a focus on plant propagation. Theoretical and applied aspects of sexual and asexual reproduction of plants. Propagation of selected plants by seed, cuttings, grafting, layering, and micropropagation/tissue culture. (lecture/lab) (DB+DY)
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in PBT 200 and PBT 200L or consent of instructor. Rec Preparation:
CHEM 151B or equivalent.
PBT 275 Introduction to Crop Improvement (4)
Introduces the genetic principles and practices for the improvement of crop plants. Through lectures and hands-on laboratories, students will learn tools employed by plant breeders to create genetic variation and perform selection on self-pollinated, cross-pollinated and clonally propagated crops.
Prerequisite: PBT 200 or equivalent with a C or better or instructor’s consent.
PBT 290V Plant Biology & Tropical Agriculture Internship (1-4)
The course provides supervised experiential-learning with an employer. The nature of the job or project is variable but will be designed to provide opportunity for workplace experience. Maximum credit for PBT internships may not exceed 4 hours in an agricultural enterprise. The number of credits earned depends upon the number of hours spent on the job or project during the semester. PBT 290V for one credit and requires 60 to 119 hours of work; PBT 290V for two credits and requires 120 to 179 hours of work; PBT 290V for three credits and requires 180 to 239 hours of work; PBT 290V for four credits and requires 240 or more hours of work. Students can take another PBT 290V class in a subsequent semester; however, the total number of credits in PBT 290V are limited to four credits.
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in PBT 275 or consent of instructor.