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AGSC 425 - Forage Science

(4 units)
Importance of forages to agriculture, human development and ecosystem services; cool/warm-season forages, forage physiology, conservation, and quality; soil characteristics, nutrient requirements of crops, pasture establishment/renovation, grazing management.

Prerequisite(s): AGSC 100 ; AGSC 206 .

Units of Lecture: 3
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 1
Offered: Every Spring
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to name and identify popular cool- and warm-season forages grown in Nevada and the regions best suited for their cultivation in the state.
2. Students will be able to describe practices critical for the establishment and management of forage crops.
3. Students will be able to compare and contrast different grazing management practices and discuss how they can be used for sustainable forage and animal production.
4. Students will be able to discuss the principles of forage conservation and utilization, make hay, haylage, and silage.
5. Students will be able to analyze nutritive value of forages using various laboratory assays and to interpret forage nutritive value results in relation to animal performance.
6. Students will be able to collect data, analyze data, and write research report from forage experiments.
7. Students will be able to critique and appraise the quality of published journal articles from forage science research.


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