PLSCS 4050

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Principles of field-crop production of food, feed, fiber and bioenergy. Includes introductory concepts of plant growth, development and maturation as they relate to crop performance and management, adaptation to soil, climatic and environmental conditions, tillage, mineral nutrition, pests, cropping sequences, management systems, and crop improvement. Grain, oilseed, biofuel and forage crops are emphasized. Lab report and term paper on field crop systems required. Designed for professional students or advanced undergraduates.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG)
Course Attribute (CU-CEL)

Comments Some field trips during lab periods. May not be taken for credit after PLSCS 2110.

Outcomes
  • Recognize and identify the production constraints, nutritional characteristics and storage conditions of the world's major food, feed and forage crops.
  • Identify the vegetative and flower morphologies of major cereal, legume and forage crops.
  • Describe the stages of root, shoot and seed development in corn, soybean and other crops.
  • Apply the principles of crop science to explain the geographic distribution and response of crop species to differences in light, temperature, water status and soil properties.
  • Describe and demonstrate the impact of agroecosystems, cropping systems and management factors such as plant establishment, crop variety, soil mineral nutrition, pests and diseases on the productivity and quality of crops.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCS 2110

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1440PLSCS 4050  LEC 001

  • Enrollment limited to: undergraduate and graduate students in the Crop Science, Plant Science, or International Agriculture curricula or by students in other majors and minors. Enrollment preference given to: advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

  •  1441PLSCS 4050  LAB 401

  •  3708PLSCS 4050  LAB 402