PLAS 480 or AGRO/HORT/TLMT 880 – Modified Rootzones


Instructor(s): TBD

Number of Credit Hours: 1

Description: This online course provides a comprehensive, in-depth study of modified rootzones and their applications in the turfgrass and landscape management industries, including correct applications and construction techniques. Emphasis on "created" soils for specialized situations, such as golf greens, sports fields, container plants and green roofs.

Prerequisites: Admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Successful completion of a minimum of 12 hours in agronomy or closely-related biological sciences courses.

Registration: This course is offered as part of the Great Plains AG*IDEA consortium. Contact Dan Cotton at for a permission code for enrollment into the course (Section 791 in MyRed).

Course Requirements & Materials:

  • Technical Requirements: Access to high-speed Internet and email with up-to-date browsers and the ability to view videos (recommended browsers are Firefox, Chrome, and Safari); must also be able to use Microsoft Office products and Adobe Acrobat
  • Textbooks: No textbooks required. All course materials are online in Canvas.

This Course is Ideal For…

  • Undergraduate and graduate students preparing for more intensive/specialized study
  • Horticulture Certificate students
  • Turf and landscape management professionals
  • Gold course superintendents
  • Horticultural professionals
  • Master Gardeners
  • Extension educators, agents, or specialists
  • Anyone interested in landscape management

Questions About This Course or How to Register? Contact Lisa Hilfiker at or (402) 472-8393.