Horticulture teaching and research takes place in the Tropical Plant and Soil Science Department. Horticulture is the science, technology and art of growing and using fruits, nuts, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants and their products. The UH Manoa horticulture program is unique in its offerings in tropical horticulture and has an emphasis on tropical crop production and plant management. Other areas of interest include crop modeling; biotechnology; tropical plant genetics; landscape construction and management; agroforestry; ornamentals, including orchids, anthuriums, and proteas; crop nutrition and fertilizers; and turf crops.
The department offers the BS degree in tropical horticulture with science, production, and business emphasis options. Also offered are MS and PhD degrees in horticulture.
Horticulture has its own literature, but also draws on the literature botany, chemistry, and biology, and on many of the other disciplines in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR). Selection is coordinated with the librarians responsible for these areas. Coordination is also required with the selectors for the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections. Government Documents provides many publications for this department. Duplicate copies may be added to the Hamilton Collection, but purchases are not made for this purpose.
Individuals in the department have good personal collections on their field of interest, especially departmental publications.
The department is proposing to change the degrees offered to BS, MS and PhD in tropical plant and soil sciences.
Date compiled: 7/01 Compiler: Eileen Herring