AGA 852 - Principles of Crop Production
Last Date of Approval: 2020
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0
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.
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 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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