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AEPS 101. Orientation to Horticulture and Crop Science. 1 unit

CR/NC

Discussion of horticulture, field crop, and plant protection careers. Examination of Department's curriculum, including its field, orchard and greenhouse operations. Introduction to student and professional organizations. Discussion of advising and academic resources. Required of all Horticulture and Crop Science students. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 lecture.

AEPS 110. People, Pests and Plagues. 4 units

2020-21 or later catalog: GE Area B2

2020-21 or later catalog: GE Area B3

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area B2

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area B4

Introduction to the science of entomology, focusing on insect identification, biology, ecology, and interactions with humans. Insect pest and beneficial species, and their role in shaping how we live, work and eat. Not open to Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences majors or Wine and Viticulture majors (viticulture concentration). 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE Areas B2 and B3 (GE Areas B2 and B4 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

AEPS 120. Principles of Horticulture and Crop Science. 4 units

Introduction to horticulture and crop science. Basic plant processes, classification, anatomy, physiology, and biotechnology. Effect of environment on plants and how we control it. Introduction to plant growth including propagation, media, irrigation, nutrition, management, harvest, and post harvest handling. People's use of plants. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 123. Landscape Installation and Maintenance. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120.

Planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs, ground covers, perennial plantings, color beds, specialty plantings, and small turf areas. Site selection, cultural requirements, scheduling of maintenance activities, pruning, landscape renovation and irrigation system repair. Equipment operation, maintenance, and safety. Speakers from industry. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 124. Plant Propagation. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120 and BOT 121.

Plant propagation practices with emphasis on understanding why practices are used, how they work, and how they are applied in commercial horticulture. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 126. Landscape Construction. 3 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120.

Design, construction techniques, and materials used in landscape and horticulture construction. Material quantity estimating, sustainable building practices, construction material substitutions, tools and equipment associated with landscape and horticulture construction, and equipment safety. Field trip required. 2 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 127. Horticulture and Landscape Design. 4 units

Aesthetic aspects of environmental horticulture, introduction to computer aided design, presentation techniques and garden history. Field trip required. 2 lectures, 2 laboratories.

AEPS 132. Pomology I. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120.

Orchard design and development, cultural practices, physiological responses of trees to cultural practices, propagation and strategies to maximize orchard profitability and sustainability. Not open to students with credit in AEPS 250. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 133. Pomology II. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 132.

Analysis of production and management strategies for major fruit and nut crops in California. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 150. Forage Crops. 4 units

Forages as a world resource in food and animal production, soil and water conservation and sustainable agricultural systems. Forage use systems: pasture and range, green chop, silage, hay and cubes. Identification and management of limiting factors of forage plant growth. Botany of legumes and grasses. Grass, legume and weed identification. Forage crop improvement. Forage composition and quality. Antiquality factors. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 175. Beekeeping. 3 units

Studies and exercises in the handling of European honey bees with special reference to pollination of commercial crops. Honey processing and marketing. Hive inspection and disease detection. 2 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 190. California Vegetable Production. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120.

History, botany, growth characteristics and climatic adaptation, pests, and harvesting methods for the most important vegetable crops grown in California. Use of transplants, plastic mulches and row covers in vegetable production. Current topics in agriculture important to the vegetable industry. Field trip to a major California vegetable production area required. Survey of vegetable production for Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences majors. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 200. Special Problems for Undergraduates. 1-4 units

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Individual investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems. Total graduation credit limited to 4 units, with a maximum of 4 units per quarter. Report required.

AEPS 203. Organic Enterprise Project. 2 units

CR/NC

Beginning field experience in production and marketing of organic vegetable crops. May include cultural practices, harvesting, processing, sales and marketing activities. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 lecture, 1 activity.

AEPS 205. Orchard and Vegetable Enterprise Project. 2 units

CR/NC

Hands-on experience in the production and marketing of fruit and vegetable crops such as blueberries, stone fruits, pomegranates, apples, citrus, avocados, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, squash and lettuce. Students will also receive hands-on training in crop management. Not open to students with credit in AEPS 202 or AEPS 204. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 lecture, 1 activity.

AEPS 212. Environmental Horticulture Enterprise Project I. 2 units

CR/NC

Beginning field experience in environmental horticulture. Selection and completion of a management/production project. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 lecture, 1 activity.

AEPS 215. Floral Design I. 3 units

Fundamentals of theory, techniques and skills currently practiced in the floral industry. Intended as consumer education for non-majors as well as initial preparation for pre-professionals. Includes applied art principles, post-harvest care and handling practices, and proper use of florist tools and materials in developing basic designs. 1 lecture, 2 laboratories.

AEPS 225. Floral Design II. 3 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 215.

Expanded exploration and application of design theory to commercial products and services in the retail floral industry. Appropriate utilization of current sales and business practices in a florist setting. Advanced techniques and skills for construction of designs for weddings, advanced arrangements, and designs for events. 1 lecture, 2 laboratories.

AEPS 230. Environmental Horticulture. 4 units

Technical information and recommendations for the residential horticulturist. Propagation, pruning, planting, media, fertilizers, pest and weed control, landscaping, maintenance, identification and care of ornamental plants. Being a wise horticultural consumer. Not open to Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences majors. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 233. Plant Materials I. 4 units

Identification, habits of growth, cultural requirements, and use of ornamental plants in the landscape. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 234. Plant Materials II. 4 units

Identification, habits of growth, cultural requirements, and use of ornamental plants in the landscape. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 240. Commercial Seed Production. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120 or AEPS 260.

Production of field and vegetable seed. Seed technology, germination, quality control, seed enhancement, storage and handling of seed, and seed laws. Field trip to a seed conditioning/seed enhancement facility required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 244. Precision Farming. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 133 or AEPS 190 or AEPS 260 or BRAE 237 or BRAE 239.

Precision agriculture applications. Integrating GIS, GPS, and remote sensing technologies with site-specific farming practices to optimize agricultural productivity. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Crosslisted as AEPS/BRAE 244.

AEPS 245. Horticultural Production Techniques. 4 units

Applied principles of plant growth in relation to the production horticulture industry. Emphasis on container media, fertilizing practices, irrigation, plant growth regulators, and miscellaneous growing structures. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 270. Selected Topics. 1-4 units

Prerequisite: Open to undergraduate students and consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 lectures.

AEPS 304. Introduction to Plant Breeding. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120 and STAT 218. Recommended: one of the following: AEPS 132, AEPS 190, AEPS 230, AEPS 245, AEPS 250, or WVIT 233.

Principles of qualitative and quantitative genetics useful in the development of new plant varieties. Procedures for the creation of genetic variability, testing procedures, and selection schemes for development of improved plant types. 4 lectures.

AEPS 312. Environmental Horticulture Enterprise Project II. 2 units

CR/NC

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Field experience in environmental horticulture. Selection and completion of a management/production project under faculty supervision. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 lecture, 1 activity.

AEPS 313. Agricultural Entomology. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120 or BOT 121; and one of the following: CHEM 110, CHEM 111, or CHEM 127.

The science of entomology as it relates to insects of importance in agriculture. Focus on the biology, ecology and identification of insects and mites important to California horticulture, field crops and landscapes. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 315. Principles of Organic Crop Production. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area B

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area B5, B6, or B7

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; and completion of GE Areas B1 through B4, with a grade of C- or better in one course in GE Area B4 (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).

Origins, application, regulation and technology of organic crop production. Theoretical and practical issues surrounding organic crop production from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Topics include the history of the organic movement; current regulation and certification; and field management practices and technologies. Features industry guest lecturers. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Crosslisted as AEPS/AG 315. Fulfills GE Area Upper-Division B (GE Areas B5, B6, or B7 for students on the 2019-20 catalog).

AEPS 321. Weed Biology and Management. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120 or BOT 121.

Weed ecology, biology, and implications for management. Identification of weedy and invasive plant species in annual agricultural, perennial semi-managed, range, aquatic, and forest ecosystems, to elucidate weaknesses and strengths in order to facilitate vegetation management. Organic, cultural, biological, mechanical, and chemical methods and their integrated pest management (IPM) uses. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 323. Plant Pathology. 4 units

Prerequisite: BIO 162 or BOT 121.

Comprehensive study of the causes and effects of diseases of plants. Designed to lead to an understanding of plant pathology, and modern methods to control plant disease. 2 lectures, 2 activities. Crosslisted as AEPS/BOT 323.

AEPS 327. Vertebrate Pest Management. 4 units

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Vertebrate pests injurious to crops, livestock, forest products, wildlife, stored products and humans. Life habits, identification, control methods, and materials. Related laws and regulations. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 329. Plants, Food, and Biotechnology. 4 units

2020-21 or later: Upper-Div GE Area B

2019-20 or earlier catalog: GE Area B5, B6, or B7

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; and one course in GE Area B4 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area B1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and one of the following courses: AEPS 120, BIO 111, BIO 114, BIO 161, or BOT 121.

Agriculture as applied biology and its impact on civilization. Application of technology to increase the efficiency of food production. Genetics and biotechnology; culminating in an assessment of genetically engineered foods, the myths, the controversy, the science. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE Area Upper-Division B (GE Areas B5, B6, or B7 for students on the 2019-20 catalog).

AEPS 331. Advanced Viticulture - Fall. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS/WVIT 231 or WVIT 232 or WVIT 233.

Advanced viticulture theory and practice, with an emphasis on fall season activities. Identification of rootstocks, wine and table grapes, species taxonomy and diversity, and breeding for grapevine improvement. Field trips required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Crosslisted as AEPS/WVIT 331.

AEPS 332. Landscape Contracting. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 126 and AEPS 127.

Practices in supervising personnel and applying standard techniques in landscape construction. Cost finding and estimating for landscape trades. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 333. Greenhouse Vegetable Production. 2 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120; CHEM 111 or CHEM 127; and SS 221.

Development, practices, history, and future of crop production in greenhouses. Research applications, commercial applications, production problems, marketing, and economics. Special emphasis on growing transplants in greenhouses and use of nutrient solutions. Field trips to a commercial greenhouse operation and/or analysis lab required. 2 activities.

AEPS 334. Greenhouse Vegetable Enterprise Project. 2 units

CR/NC

Prerequisite: AEPS 333.

Hands-on experience in the production, management and marketing of a variety of hydroponically-grown, greenhouse vegetables. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 lecture, 1 activity.

AEPS 336. Advanced Viticulture - Winter. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS/WVIT 231, WVIT 232 or WVIT 233; and WVIT 331.

Advanced viticulture theory and practice with emphasis on winter season activities. Pruning to influence vine balance, productivity, training and trellising systems, vineyard establishment, cover cropping and weed management. Field trips required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Crosslisted as AEPS 336/WVIT 332.

AEPS 337. Advanced Viticulture - Spring. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS/WVIT 231, WVIT 232 or WVIT 233; and WVIT 331.

Advanced viticulture theory and practices with emphasis on spring activities. Vine source/sink relations, factors impacting yield and berry composition, the role environmental conditions on vine physiology, and canopy management. Field trips required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Crosslisted as AEPS 337/WVIT 333.

AEPS 339. Internship in Horticulture and Crop Science. 1-12 units

CR/NC

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Selected Horticulture and Crop Science students will spend up to 12 weeks with an approved agricultural/horticultural firm engaged in production or related business. Time will be spent applying and developing production and managerial skills and abilities. One unit of credit may be allowed for each full week of completed and reported internship. Degree credit limited to 6 units. Credit/No Credit grading only.

AEPS 340. Principles of Greenhouse Environment. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 245.

Analysis of problems and practices affecting the contemporary commercial horticulturist. Analysis and operation of greenhouses and related equipment stressing the effect of environment on plant growth. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 341. Cut Flower Production. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120.

Production of cut flowers and other fresh florists' commodities in greenhouses and outdoors. Preparation and scheduling of such commodities for major markets. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 342. Potted Plant Production. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 245.

Production of major commercial flowering potted plants in greenhouses and outdoors. Preparation and scheduling of potted flowering greenhouse crops for major markets. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 343. Turfgrass Management. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120 or BOT 121; and SS 120 or SS 121.

Turfgrass species and uses. Principles of turfgrass physiology and communities under different environments. Overview of procedures and equipment for propagation, mowing, irrigation, fertilization, aerification, and pest control. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 350. Abiotic Plant Problems. 3 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 124; CHEM 111 or CHEM 127; and SS 120 or SS 121.

Diagnosis of physiological disorders associated with environmental and nutritional factors. Particular emphasis on the systematic inquiry process. Case histories, multimedia use. 2 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 351. Experimental Techniques and Analysis. 4 units

Prerequisite: Junior standing and MATH 118 or equivalent, and STAT 218.

Principal experimental designs used in agriculture and methods of statistical analysis of data collected from each. Statistical software. Field practice in planning and layout of typical experiments. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 355. Citrus and Avocado Fruit Production. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120 or AEPS 250.

World citrus and avocado production and marketing. Orchard management techniques. Relationship of environment to species, cultivar, and rootstock selection. Field trip to a major California production area required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 360. Nut Crops Production. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 132.

California nut crop production, focusing on almond, walnut and pistachio. Orchard establishment and management techniques. Environmental, physiological and biological factors affecting growth and production. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 381. Native Plants for California Landscapes. 4 units

Prerequisite: BIO 114 or BOT 121; and junior standing.

Survey of California flora with emphasis on landscape use and potential. Plant recognition, identification, propagation and culture. Utilization of native plants in landscape design and habitat restoration. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 400. Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates. 1-4 units

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Individual investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems. Total degree credit limited to 4 units, with a maximum of 4 units per quarter. Report required.

AEPS 406. Advanced Weed Management. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 321.

Advanced coverage of sustainable weed and invasive plant management technologies. Concepts include environmental fates, plant metabolism, ecology and biology of weeds, and mechanisms of action of herbicides. Plant biotechnology as it relates to herbicide resistance in crops and weeds. 4 lectures.

AEPS 410. Crop Physiology. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120 or BIO 263; BIO 162 or BOT 121; and CHEM 216 or CHEM 312.

Ecological and physiological factors associated with the production of crop plants. Physiological and biochemical processes that elucidate the mechanisms of whole plant performance and responses to the environment. 4 lectures.

AEPS 414. Grape Pest Management. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS/WVIT 231, WVIT 232 or WVIT 233; AEPS 313; AEPS/BOT 323.

Comprehensive survey of major grape pests including diseases, insects, weeds, vertebrates, and nematodes. Identification and biology of grape pests and natural enemies, monitoring, and integrated pest management (IPM) strategies, including cultural, biological, and chemical controls. Guest lectures. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Crosslisted as AEPS/WVIT 414.

AEPS 420. Organic Crop Production Systems. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120 or BOT 121; SS 120; and junior standing.

Systems approach to crop management, soil fertility and plant nutrition, and crop and pest management including current regulations and modern technologies implemented in organic crop production. Intended for students with a background in the plant sciences. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

AEPS 421. Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops. 4 units

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Respiration, ethylene, ripening and senescence; modified atmosphere packaging, controlled atmosphere storage, packinghouses and transportation; survey of postharvest techniques to maximize commodity shelf-life. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 424. Nursery Crop Production. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 124.

Comprehensive and historical overview of the nursery industry. Types of wholesale nurseries and their products. Plant production systems, scheduling, and marketing. Emphasis on medium to large woody plants and deciduous field-grown ornamental trees and shrubs in the western U.S. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 425. Arboriculture. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 123, AEPS 233, and AEPS 234 or NR 208 for FNR majors.

Theory and practice for the care and management of ornamental trees. Selection, planting, establishment, maintenance of specimen trees. Professional use of ropes and safety equipment. Tree evaluation, scheduling cultural practices, bracing, cabling, specialty hand and power equipment operation, safety regulations. 2 lectures, 2 laboratories.

AEPS 427. Disease and Pest Control Systems for Ornamental Plants. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120, AEPS 313, AEPS 321, and AEPS/BOT 323.

Recognition, prevention and control of diseases, insect/mite pests and weeds that impact commercial ornamental plantings. Integrated pest management strategies presented including biological, cultural, and safe and proper pesticidal controls. Laboratory emphasizes monitoring, problem solving and application of appropriate pest control measures. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 428. Advances in Plant Pathology. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 323 and STAT 218.

Discussions of disease development, effect of pathogens on plant function, breeding for disease resistance, plant defense mechanisms, epidemiology and disease management, diagnosis techniques, and career opportunities in the field of Plant Pathology. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 431. Insect Pest Management. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 313.

Principles of insect and mite pest management, including integrated pest management (IPM), applications of ecological theory to pest management, cultural, biological and chemical controls, pesticide resistance management, insect and mite monitoring, biotechnology applications, pesticide laws and regulations, pest control advisor and qualified applicator licensing and certification. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 432. Specialized Operations for Golf Courses and Athletic Fields. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 343.

Advanced maintenance and operation of golf course facilities and athletic field complexes. Specialized turf establishment and maintenance, environmental concerns, finance and personnel management, and professional development. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Not open to students with credit in AEPS 430 or AEPS 433.

AEPS 437. Park and Public Space Management. 4 units

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Management and maintenance of private and public parks, arboreta, botanical gardens and recreational areas. Maintenance personnel management, safety and liability issues. Field trips required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 441. Biological Control for Pest Management. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 313.

Control of arthropods, weeds and vertebrates to include history of biocontrol; biology of beneficial arthropods; methods of introduction, augmentation and conservation; and case studies. Identification of beneficial arthropods to appropriate taxonomic level. Technology, laws and regulations governing use of biocontrol agents. Field trips to insectaries, quarantine facilities and/or crop production areas. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

AEPS 445. Cropping Systems. 4 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120; or BOT 121 and SS 120 or SS 121; or graduate standing.

Classification and description of agricultural systems of the world. Cropping systems as land management plans. Systems approaches to improvement of agricultural situations. Consideration of human factors and the agroecosystem in efforts to create a more sustainable agriculture. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

AEPS 450. Current Issues in the Strawberry Industry. 2 units

Prerequisite: AEPS 120. Corequisite: BOT 121.

Current issues in the California strawberry industry. Varied topics related to production techniques, pest management, labor, food safety, water quality, breeding, postharvest handling, automation, marketing, processing, and organics. Field trip required. Total credit limited to 4 units. 2 seminars.

AEPS 461. Senior Project I. 2 units

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A2 with a grade of C- or better (GE Area A1 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs); and STAT 218.

Initial information research for project definition and development. Projects are typical of problems which graduates must solve in their fields of study or employment. Project results are presented in AEPS 462. Contract drawn up with approval of advisor. 2 lectures.

AEPS 462. Senior Project II. 2 units

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Continuation of Senior Project development. Write-up of rough draft and formal draft of project. Completion of formal written report under advisor supervision. Minimum 60 hours.

AEPS 470. Selected Advanced Topics. 1-4 units

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics for advanced students. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 lectures.

AEPS 471. Selected Advanced Laboratory. 1-4 units

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group laboratory study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 laboratories.

AEPS 500. Individual Study in Horticulture and Crop Science. 1-6 units

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Advanced independent study planned and completed under the direction of a member of the Horticulture and Crop Science faculty. Total credit limited to 6 units.

AEPS 539. Graduate Internship in Horticulture and Crop Science. 1-9 units

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Application of theory to the solution of problems of agricultural production or related business in the fields of horticulture and crop science. Analyze specific management problems and perform general management assignments detailed in a contract between the student, the firm or organization, and the faculty advisor before the internship commences. Degree credit limited to 6 units.

AEPS 570. Selected Topics in Horticulture and Crop Science. 1-4 units

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics for advanced students. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 1 to 4 seminars.

AEPS 571. Selected Topics Laboratory in Horticulture and Crop Science. 1-4 units

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group laboratory of selected topics for advanced students. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 1 to 4 laboratories.

AEPS 575. Applied Systematics for Agriculture. 4 units

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Recommended: a course in basic entomology, plant pathology, and weed science.

The application of evolutionary, phylogenetic, taxonomic and biogeographic principles as they pertain to current agricultural issues in the US. Attention is given to invasive species and their impact on California's agricultural industry. The course focus is insects, but invasive plants and microorganisms are also addressed. 4 seminars.

AEPS 581. Graduate Seminar in Crop/Fruit Production. 3 units

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Group study of current problems, trends and research results pertaining to production or marketing of field, vegetable or fruit crops. 3 seminars.

AEPS 596. Thesis in Crop Science. 1-9 units

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Systematic research of a significant problem in Crop Science. Thesis will include problem identification, significance, methods, data analysis, and conclusion. Students must enroll every quarter in which facilities are used or advisement is received. Total credit limited to 9 units.

AEPS 597. Thesis in Environmental Horticulture Science. 1-9 units

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Systematic research of a significant problem in environmental horticulture. Thesis will include problem identification, significance, methods, data analysis and conclusion. Students must enroll every quarter in which facilities are used or advisement is received. Total credit limited to 9 units.

AEPS 598. Thesis in Fruit Science. 1-9 units

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Systematic research of a significant problem in Fruit Science. Thesis will include problem identification, significance, methods, data analysis, and conclusion. Students must enroll every quarter in which facilities are used or advisement is received. Total credit limited to 9 units.

AEPS 599. Thesis in Plant Protection Science. 1-9 units

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Systematic research of a topic in plant protection science, including weed science, entomology, plant pathology, nematology or vertebrate management. Thesis to describe the problem and its significance, methodology, results, data analysis, discussion and conclusion. Enrollment required every quarter in which facilities are used or advisement received. Total credit limited to 9 units.