Horticulture – Controlled Environment Horticulture
Do You Want to Improve the Sustainability of our Plants and Environment?
Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is a technology-based approach to crop production that focuses on optimizing an environment within a protected structure to facilitate desired plant growth and development. In this concentration, students will study and gain hands-on experience with the management of controlled environment systems for the production and improvement of both floriculture and food crops.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Technical competence that includes understanding plant growth and development as influenced by the manipulations of horticulture technologies such as greenhouse management, fertility management, integrated pest management, etc.
- Management and leadership skills that will allow them to become an entry-level supervisor in a specific business or research program.
- Problem solving skills such as identifying the significance of a problem, researching realistic solutions using current literature, and organizing the materials to develop appropriate recommendations and actions.
Where You’ll Find Us
CSU Horticulture Center
A center for teaching, research and extension for horticulture and landscape programs.
Agricultural Research & Development Center
Work directly with crops and livestock at this research and teaching complex — one of nine around the state.
- Business Management
- Food Crops
- Extension Specialist
- Fruit and Vegetable Producer
- Greenhouse Production Specialist
- Greenhouse Supply Sales
- Greenhouse Computerized Environmental Control
- Horticultural Therapist
- Plant Breeder or Researcher
- Retail and Wholesale Floral Business