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Horticulture

Hort info session

Ever wondered about a career in horticulture? Curious about the education options available? Join us for an information session and learn about our cutting-edge facilities. Meet faculty, current students and alumni to find out more about KPU's programs and careers in the horticulture industry. 

Horticulture Information Session

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:30-8pm

KPU Langley - Room 1010 - West Bldg

Pay parking in effect. Please RSVP HERE

 

Horticulture brings together people, plants and places. Horticulturists produce fruits, flowers and plants; design, install and maintain parks and gardens; and manage sports fields and golf courses. Horticulture at KPU combines scientific principles, aesthetic values, sound business practices and community awareness to produce and manage plants and landscapes. Many programs ladder into higher KPU credentials. Faculty and staff have lived commercial horticulture, are active in the industry and are committed to excellence in teaching. Small classes provide students participatory learning environments: work on your career goals today while planning for the future! Choose from trades qualifications, citations, diplomas or degrees. Email horticulture@kpuca for details!

Awesome Plant ID App!

KPU's School of Horticulture goes global with this innovative Plant Database App that takes plant and pest identification to a whole new level!

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Plant ID App

This app has been developed to help users quickly identify plants using smart phones and tablets. There are over 1500 plant entries and 20,000 images with close-up details of the leaves, flowers, fruits, or cones taken from the full web version of the KPU Plant Database. There are direct links to search the internet for more information on each plant or pest entry. Plant and pest favourites can also be stored (to review for tests, for consideration in a landscape plan, etc.).

The paid version allows users to upload their own images with searchable descriptions as a means to record where and when the plant was found. These plants can then be found again to observe seasonal changes, to help other users locate the plants, or to monitor plant growth or pests. Students can even create personalized digital herbarium or bug collection to become better prepared for tests!