Applied Plant Physiology

PLS 475A
3 Units
Tanya Quist
Students will learn the major environmental factors affecting plant growth and development and will understand interactions between plants and their microenvironments, including light penetration and CO2/H2O diffusion. Students will learn energy and mass balance of leaves and canopy and correlate these phenomena with plant productivity and related plant physiological mechanisms. Lectures cover principles of plant physiology with applications in controlled environment agriculture settings as well as in agronomic and horticultural field production. Applications of plant physiological principles relevant to production practices in fields, greenhouses, plant production factories, tissue culture vessels and post-harvest storage will explored through study of current research publications in these areas.