University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Apr 24, 2019  
University General Course Catalog 2018-2019
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AGSC 250 - Principles of Agronomy

(3 units)
Contribution of crop plants to human development, crop classification/naming, plant anatomy, physiology, growth, crop improvement, soils and plant nutrition, soil tillage and crop establishment, cropping systems, irrigation, pest and harvest/storage management.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 190 ; BIOL 191 ; CHEM 122A  and CHEM 122L .

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. name and classify the major food crops and global leaders in their production.
2. name and explain the physiological processes involved in plant growth and development.
3. compare, contrast, and appraise the different cropping systems, tillage vs. no-tillage production system and make recommendations for sustainable management.
4. discuss the effects of environmental factors on crop growth and productivity.
5. formulate fertilizer mixtures depending on the amount and types of nutrients required and fertilizer materials available.
6. identify crop weeds, name common plant diseases and recommend control measures.
7. apply concepts in agronomy in the establishment and sustainable management of agricultural crops.

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