Soil & Crop Sciences (PLSCS)Agriculture and Life Sciences

Showing 23 results.

Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019. Courses of Study 2019-2020 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

PLSCS 1120

We live on a microbial earth. If we happen to consider microbes in our daily lives most people conjure images of disease, but in reality we depend on microbes to sustain our world. This course showcases ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: BIOMI 1120

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1004PLSCS 1120  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Angert, E

      Buckley, D

  •  1005PLSCS 1120  LAB 401

    • F
    • Angert, E

      Buckley, D

PLSCS 1900

Introduction to agronomy and agroecology and an exploration of environmental, economic, and social factors that influence agriculture. Students participate in interactive discussions about food systems ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1044PLSCS 1900  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Ryan, M

  •  1045PLSCS 1900  LAB 401

    • R
    • Ryan, M

  •  1046PLSCS 1900  LAB 402

    • W
    • Ryan, M

PLSCS 2110

Principles of field-crop production of major crops used for food, feed, fiber and bioenergy. Includes introductory concepts of plant growth, development and maturation as they relate to crop performance ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCS 4050

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1338PLSCS 2110  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Lauren, J

      Setter, T

  • Required for: Agriculture Science majors. Credit for both PLSCS 4050 and PLSCS 2110 (or PLSCS 3110) not permitted.

  •  1339PLSCS 2110  LAB 401

    • M
    • Lauren, J

      Setter, T

  •  3006PLSCS 2110  LAB 402

    • T
    • Lauren, J

      Setter, T

PLSCS 2200

This class serves as an introduction to the principles of geographic information systems (GIS) and mapping to understand natural, social, and environmental issues at a range of scales. Students will develop ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4197PLSCS 2200  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Sinton, D

  •  4198PLSCS 2200  LAB 401

    • M
    • Sinton, D

  •  4199PLSCS 2200  LAB 402

    • T
    • Sinton, D

PLSCS 2600

Designed for students interested in a comprehensive introduction to soil science from both an environmental and plant management perspective. Divided into three units: (1) soil information unit introduces ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1047PLSCS 2600  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Russell-Anelli, J

  •  1048PLSCS 2600  LAB 401

    • M
    • Russell-Anelli, J

  •  1049PLSCS 2600  LAB 402

    • T
    • Russell-Anelli, J

  •  1050PLSCS 2600  LAB 403

    • W
    • Russell-Anelli, J

  •  3294PLSCS 2600  LAB 404

    • R
    • Russell-Anelli, J

PLSCS 2940

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 ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   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

PLSCS 3150

Examines principles of weed science. Emphasizes (1) weed biology and ecology, (2) weed-management strategies used in agricultural and natural ecosystems, and (3) chemistry of herbicides in relation to ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1051PLSCS 3150  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Averill, K

  • Prerequisite: introductory course in biology or botany.

  •  1052PLSCS 3150  LAB 401

    • T
    • Averill, K

  •  1053PLSCS 3150  LAB 402

    • W
    • Averill, K

PLSCS 3170

No description available. view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17812PLSCS 3170  LEC 001

    • R
    • Taylor, A

  • Prerequisite: PLBIO 2410 or equivalent.

  • 17813PLSCS 3170  LAB 401

    • R
    • Taylor, A

PLSCS 4050

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 ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1340PLSCS 4050  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Lauren, J

      Setter, T

  • 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.

  •  1341PLSCS 4050  LAB 401

    • M
    • Lauren, J

      Setter, T

  •  3007PLSCS 4050  LAB 402

    • T
    • Lauren, J

      Setter, T

PLSCS 4100

Abiotic stresses including drought, temperature extremes, flooding, salinity, and toxic metals limit crop productivity, particularly in developing countries where people are resource-poor and have limited ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLSCS 6100

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17176PLSCS 4100  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Vatamaniuk, O

  • Graduate students should enroll in PLSCS 6100.

PLSCS 4110

Survey of geospatial data and information applied to the science of natural and environmental systems. Experiential approaches introduce basic concepts of photogrammetry and remote sensing and fundamental ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: CEE 4110

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3231PLSCS 4110  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Laba, M

  •  3232PLSCS 4110  LAB 401

    • T
    • Laba, M

  •  3561PLSCS 4110  LAB 402

    • R
    • Laba, M

PLSCS 4140

This course investigates the diverse tropical cropping systems in various parts of the World including the biophysical attributes where these systems are utilized by farmers. It looks at the crops and ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: IARD 4140

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  1308PLSCS 4140  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Lauren, J

  •  4034PLSCS 4140  DIS 201

    • R
    • Lauren, J

PLSCS 4290

No description available. view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17981PLSCS 4290  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Staff

PLSCS 6100

Abiotic stresses including drought, temperature extremes, flooding, salinity, and toxic metals limit crop productivity, particularly in developing countries where people are resource-poor and have limited ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLSCS 4100

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17178PLSCS 6100  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Vatamaniuk, O

  • Undergraduates should enroll in PLSCS 4100.

PLSCS 6600

Introduction to the principles, equipment, and methods used in obtaining information about earth resources and the environment from aircraft or satellite sensors. Topics include basic interactions ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CEE 6100

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3397PLSCS 6600  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Philpot, B

PLSCS 6660

Microbial interactions with plant roots strongly affect plant productivity. Mutualisms, such as root nodule bacteria and mycorrhizae; deleterious interactions, such as pathogenesis and herbivory; and the ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17184PLSCS 6660  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Thies, J

PLSCS 6710

Detailed examination of the structure and surface chemistry of colloidal particles important to the function of soils. Emphasizes ion exchange, mineral-solution equilibria, and adsorption reactions of ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17183PLSCS 6710  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Martinez, C

      McBride, M

  • Prerequisite: one year of physical chemistry. Permission of instructor required for students who do not meet prerequisite.

PLSCS 6900

Students in this course study Hugh Gauch's book Scientific Method in Brief, which is designed to help scientists become better scientists through deeper understanding of common themes that extend across ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  3537PLSCS 6900  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Gauch, H

  • Enrollment limited to: juniors, seniors, or graduates.

PLSCS 6960

A variety of speakers present seminars on international development topics relating to sustainable development throughout the world. Students attend each seminar and submit a five-page essay at the end ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AEM 6960IARD 6960NTRES 6960

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1286PLSCS 6960  SEM 101

    • W
    • Buck, L

      Lauren, J

      Tucker, T

PLSCS 6970

Covers current research and selected topics in the crop and soil sciences and related fields. view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  1166PLSCS 6970  SEM 101

    • R
    • Setter, T

PLSCS 7970

Graduate individual study in soil and crop sciences under the direction of one or more faculty members. view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2712PLSCS 7970  IND 601

    • TBA
    • DeGloria, S

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2871PLSCS 7970  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Setter, T

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2872PLSCS 7970  IND 603

    • TBA
    • DiTommaso, A

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2873PLSCS 7970  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Cherney, J

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2874PLSCS 7970  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Hobbs, P

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2875PLSCS 7970  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Lehmann, J

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2876PLSCS 7970  IND 611

    • TBA
    • McBride, M

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2877PLSCS 7970  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Russell-Anelli, J

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2878PLSCS 7970  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Thies, J

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2879PLSCS 7970  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Van Es, H

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2880PLSCS 7970  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Vatamaniuk, O

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4350PLSCS 7970  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Buckley, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4351PLSCS 7970  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Martinez, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4352PLSCS 7970  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Ryan, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4353PLSCS 7970  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Aristilde, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4354PLSCS 7970  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Sun, Y

PLSCS 8900

Thesis research for Master's candidates. view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  1167PLSCS 8900  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Setter, T

  • Thesis research for master's students. Sign into your faculty advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2599PLSCS 8900  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • DiTommaso, A

  • Thesis research for master's students. Sign into your faculty advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2863PLSCS 8900  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Buckley, D

  • Thesis research for master's students. Sign into your faculty advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2864PLSCS 8900  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Martinez, C

  • Thesis research for master's students. Sign into your faculty advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2866PLSCS 8900  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Lehmann, J

  • Thesis research for master's students. Sign into your faculty advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2867PLSCS 8900  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Vatamaniuk, O

  • Thesis research for master's students. Sign into your faculty advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3547PLSCS 8900  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • McBride, M

  • Thesis research for master's students. Sign into your faculty advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3703PLSCS 8900  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Thies, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4342PLSCS 8900  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Aristilde, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4341PLSCS 8900  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • DeGloria, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4343PLSCS 8900  RSC 715

    • TBA
    • Van Es, H

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4344PLSCS 8900  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Sun, Y

PLSCS 9900

Thesis research for Ph.D. candidates after "A" exam has been passed. view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  1168PLSCS 9900  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Buckley, D

  • Dissertation research for Ph.D. candidates after A exam has been passed. Sign into your advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2596PLSCS 9900  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Thies, J

  • Dissertation research for Ph.D. candidates after A exam has been passed. Sign into your advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2597PLSCS 9900  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Lehmann, J

  • Dissertation research for Ph.D. candidates after A exam has been passed. Sign into your advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2661PLSCS 9900  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Van Es, H

  • Dissertation research for Ph.D. candidates after A exam has been passed. Sign into your advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2868PLSCS 9900  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Ketterings, Q

  • Dissertation research for Ph.D. candidates after A exam has been passed. Sign into your advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2869PLSCS 9900  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • McBride, M

  • Dissertation research for Ph.D. candidates after A exam has been passed. Sign into your advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2870PLSCS 9900  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Riha, S

  • Dissertation research for Ph.D. candidates after A exam has been passed. Sign into your advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2893PLSCS 9900  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Drinkwater, L

  • Dissertation research for Ph.D. candidates after A exam has been passed. Sign into your advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3934PLSCS 9900  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Martinez, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3935PLSCS 9900  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Aristilde, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4345PLSCS 9900  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Ryan, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4346PLSCS 9900  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Sun, Y

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4347PLSCS 9900  RSC 715

    • TBA
    • DiTommaso, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4348PLSCS 9900  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Setter, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4349PLSCS 9900  RSC 717

    • TBA
    • Vatamaniuk, O

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4569PLSCS 9900  RSC 718

    • TBA
    • Wolfe, D