PLSCS 2940

PLSCS 2940

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Overview of agricultural machinery used in the production of field crops. Information is presented in a lecture and field laboratory format stressing "hands-on" equipment demonstrations and use, particularly of tractors. Tractor safety is emphasized during the initial three weeks of tractor instruction where the students practice learning to competently drive a tractor. Successful completion provides a broad understanding of agricultural machinery operation and design rationale.

When Offered Fall.

Comments To enroll, contact Bob Schindelbeck, rrs3@cornell.edu.

Outcomes
  • Successful completion provides a broad understanding of agricultural machinery operation and design rationale.
  • As we travel to Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station Farms we will learn the strategic applications of available machinery to the tasks at hand. We also will learn of the current trends in agricultural machinery technology as demonstrated by our host agricultural professionals.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2849PLSCS 2940  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • DiTommaso, A

      Schindelbeck, R

  • To enroll, contact Bob Schindelbeck (rrs3@cornell.edu). The dates and times of the four lecture periods will be determined during the first lab. Most labs will involve working with farm equipment or touring farm environments so students should wear boots or sturdy shoes and casual clothes.

  •  2850PLSCS 2940  LAB 401

    • R
    • DiTommaso, A

      Schindelbeck, R