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Brigham Young University. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1968-2003

Administrative History

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture (1968-2003) was a department under the College of Biology and Agriculture at Brigham Young University.

In 1968 the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences combined the Department of Agronomy and the Department of Horticulture into the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. In 2003 it became a part of the Department of Plant and Animal Sciences. Department chairmen included: Rudger H. Walker (1968-1972), Laren R. Robison (1972-1984), Rodney D. Horrocks (1984-1990), Richard E. Terry (1990-1999), Von D. Jolley (1999-2003).

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture offered students the option of majoring in either Agronomy or Horticulture. The purpose for the Agronomy major was to provide a framework of fundamental principles of soil science, field crop production, and their interrelationships. The Horticulture major offered four options: fruit and vegetable production; floriculture and greenhouse management; ornamental horticulture and nursery management; and turf and part management.

The department was administered by a department chairman, under the direction of the college dean. The department was associated with a number of colleges during its existence, including the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1968-1983) and the College of Biology and Agriculture (1983-2003).

Citation

Brigham Young University organizational history project website, viewed Jul. 26, 2011 (Department of Agronomy and Horticulture; established 1968; College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences combined the Department of Agronomy and the Department of Horticulture into the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture; became a part of the Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, 2003; Department chairmen included: Rudger H. Walker (1968-1972), Laren R. Robison (1972-1984), Rodney D. Horrocks (1984-1990), Richard E. Terry (1990-1999), Von D. Jolley (1999-2003); offered students the option of majoring in either Agronomy or Horticulture; purpose for the Agronomy major was to provide a framework of fundamental principles of soil science, field crop production, and their interrelationships. The Horticulture major offered four options: fruit and vegetable production; floriculture and greenhouse management; ornamental horticulture and nursery management; and turf and part management; administered by chairman, under college dean; associated with College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1968-1983) and the College of Biology and Agriculture (1983-2003))

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture chair records, 1957-1980

 Series
Identifier: UA 960 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains information on the operation of the University farm in Spanish Fork, Utah; research on nitrogen-fixation in sagebrush; material on the Desert Biome project, various projects for Iran and a project for the Tennessee Valley Authority; as well as miscellaneous research files and data.
Dates: 1957-1980

Raymond B. Farnsworth papers on Desert Biome, 1972-1975

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 960 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains articles, analysis, correspondence and data of various agronomy studies based about the desert biome.
Dates: 1972-1975