Soil & Crop Sciences (PLSCS)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1003 PLSCS 1120   LEC 001

    • MW Bradfield Hall 105
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Buckley, D

      Hefferon, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    The first lab meeting will be on September 3.

  •  1004 PLSCS 1120   LAB 401

    • F Wing Hall 108
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Buckley, D

      Hefferon, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  3078 PLSCS 1120   LAB 402

    • F Wing Hall 114
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Buckley, D

      Hefferon, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1030 PLSCS 1900   LEC 001

    • TR Malott Hall 253
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ryan, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1031 PLSCS 1900   LAB 401

    • W Warren Hall 173
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ryan, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1032 PLSCS 1900   LAB 402

    • R Fernow Hall G24
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ryan, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCS 5110

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1221 PLSCS 2110   LEC 001

    • MWF Warren Hall 151
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Bluhm, D

      Setter, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Required for: Agriculture Science majors. Credit for both PLSCS 2110 and PLSCS 5110 not permitted.

  •  1222 PLSCS 2110   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2064 PLSCS 2110   LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2629 PLSCS 2200   LEC 001

    • WF Corson-Mudd A106
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sinton, D

      West, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Labs will begin second week of classes.

  •  2630 PLSCS 2200   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2631 PLSCS 2200   LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCS 2600

Designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a comprehensive introduction to Soil Science from both an environmental and management perspective as well as graduate students who wish to ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCS 5600

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1033 PLSCS 2600   LEC 001

    • MWF Bradfield Hall 101
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Russell-Anelli, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to: sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

  •  1034 PLSCS 2600   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1035 PLSCS 2600   LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1036 PLSCS 2600   LAB 403

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2230 PLSCS 2600   LAB 404

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

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

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1987 PLSCS 2940   LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • DiTommaso, A

      Pelzer, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    To enroll, contact Toni DiTommaso (ad97@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.

  •  1988 PLSCS 2940   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCS 3150

This course examines components of the biology, ecology, and management of weeds in crop and non-crop ecosystems, particularly in the Northeastern United States. The first part of the course focuses on ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCS 5150

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  1037 PLSCS 3150   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: introductory course in biology or botany.

  •  1038 PLSCS 3150   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1039 PLSCS 3150   LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCS 3210

Students learn about agronomy and recent advances in sustainable soil and crop management, and gain a lot of practical farming knowledge. Integrated perspectives on the physical, biological, and chemical ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLSCS 5210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18004 PLSCS 3210   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLSCS 1900 or PLSCS 2600.

PLSCS 3630

Discusses factors and processes of soil formation on which soil survey is based. Practices principles of field identification, classification, survey, and interpretation in a field setting. Provides an ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16795 PLSCS 3630   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLSCS 2600.

  • 16796 PLSCS 3630   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCS 4140

With accelerating demands for food, feed, and fiber along with increasing recognition of the importance of agricultural systems to ecosystem services and rural livelihoods, the requirements of agricultural ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GDEV 4140PLSCS 5140

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  1203 PLSCS 4140   LEC 001

    • TR Fernow Hall G24
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • McDonald, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: At least one of the following courses or their equivalents: PLSCS 1900, PLSCS 2110, PLSCS 3150, PLSCS 2600, or PLSCS 3210.

PLSCS 4290

This course introduces advanced concepts of remote sensing and numerical modeling, with hands-on experience in data acquisition, processing, and interpretation. This course aims to explore key questions ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLSCS 5290

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3042 PLSCS 4290   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: knowledge of the basics of remote sensing, calculus, physics, and programming skills, and some background in agro-ecosystems.

PLSCS 4720

Building on knowledge of basic physico-chemical and microbial nutrient and carbon transformations in soil, we will examine the pathways of carbon and nutrients in ecosystems from the rhizosphere to the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCS 6720

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16865 PLSCS 4720   LEC 001

    • TR Emerson Hall 133
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Lehmann, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLSCS 2600 or permission of instructor.

  • 16866 PLSCS 4720   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCS 5110

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

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1223 PLSCS 5110   LEC 001

    • MWF Warren Hall 151
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Bluhm, D

      Setter, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to: undergraduate and graduate students in the Crop Science, Plant Sciences, or International Agriculture curricula or by students in other majors and minors. Enrollment preference given to: advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Some field trips during lab periods. May not be taken for credit after PLSCS 2110.

  •  1224 PLSCS 5110   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2065 PLSCS 5110   LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCS 5140

With accelerating demands for food, feed, and fiber along with increasing recognition of the importance of agricultural systems to ecosystem services and rural livelihoods, the requirements of agricultural ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GDEV 4140PLSCS 4140

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  3127 PLSCS 5140   LEC 001

    • TR Fernow Hall G24
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • McDonald, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCS 5150

This course examines components of the biology, ecology, and management of weeds in crop and non-crop ecosystems, particularly in the Northeastern United States. The first part of the course focuses on ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCS 3150

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  2880 PLSCS 5150   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2881 PLSCS 5150   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2882 PLSCS 5150   LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCS 5210

Students learn about agronomy and recent advances in sustainable soil and crop management, and gain a lot of practical farming knowledge. Integrated perspectives on the physical, biological, and chemical ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLSCS 3210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18017 PLSCS 5210   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCS 5290

This course introduces advanced concepts of remote sensing and numerical modeling, with hands-on experience in data acquisition, processing, and interpretation. This course aims to explore key questions ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLSCS 4290

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3125 PLSCS 5290   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCS 5600

Designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a comprehensive introduction to Soil Science from both an environmental and management perspective as well as graduate students who wish to ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCS 2600

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17939 PLSCS 5600   LEC 001

    • MWF Bradfield Hall 101
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Russell-Anelli, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17940 PLSCS 5600   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17941 PLSCS 5600   LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17942 PLSCS 5600   LAB 403

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17943 PLSCS 5600   LAB 404

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCS 6017

Crop ecology is the integrative study of biological, physical, social, and technological factors that govern the emergent properties arising from cropping systems at different spatial and temporal scales. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 19821 PLSCS 6017   SEM 101

    • F
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • McDonald, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLSCS 6720

Building on knowledge of basic physico-chemical and microbial nutrient and carbon transformations in soil, we will examine the pathways of carbon and nutrients in ecosystems from the rhizosphere to the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCS 4720

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16867 PLSCS 6720   LEC 001

    • TR Emerson Hall 133
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Lehmann, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLSCS 2600 and BIOEE 4780. Advanced knowledge of biological and chemical processes is beneficial.

  • 16868 PLSCS 6720   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person