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AGA 852 - Principles of Crop Production

Last Date of Approval: 2020

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
Provides a foundation course in agronomy. Applies crop, soil, and environmental sciences in understanding agricultural systems in the world. Introduces concepts of plant, soil, tillage, pest, environmental, and sustainable aspects of crop production. This course will also teach students about the science of crop growth and production, which will be of vital importance when making sound agronomic decisions. Students will gain many critical thinking and hands-on learning experiences which will be beneficial in the industry.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
• Distinguish the different elements of the environment and how it impacts growth patterns.

• Identify anatomy and physiology at various stages of plant development.

• Explain crop improvement strategies.

• Summarize the impact of cropping systems on inputs and outputs.

• Describe common crop production issues.

Principles of Crop Production Objectives:

Outcome 1- Plant Anatomy

Outcome 2-Plant Classification and Identification

Outcome 3-Crop Physiology

Outcome 4-Climate

Outcome 5-Soils

Outcome 6-Soil Water

Outcome 7-Tillage and Seeding

Outcome 8-Plant Breeding

Outcome 9-Seed and Grain Quality

Outcome 10-Weed Management

Outcome 11-Insect Management

Outcome 12-Crop Disease Management

Outcome 13-Crop Harvesting and Storage

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