PLSCI 4125

PLSCI 4125

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Cover crops are not harvested, but rather they are planted to protect soil and provide other benefits. Use of cover crops has increased dramatically as more people understand their value. In this course, students will 1) explore the management, environmental, economic, and social considerations of cover crops across a diversity of agricultural production systems; 2) grow cover crops, measure benefits and trade-offs, and apply knowledge to make management and policy recommendations; and 3) interact with and learn from faculty and students across multiple states through virtual synchronous meetings.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PLSCI 1101.

  • Define cover crop types and describe characteristics of cover crop species and functional groups and their agroecosystem services.
  • Manage and make decisions about cover crops across a diversity of climates, soils, and cropping systems.
  • Measure the short- and long-term economic impacts of cover crop management decisions.
  • Quantify the environmental benefits of cover crops using digital tools and describe how those benefits are influenced by management decisions across environments.
  • Apply cover crop system knowledge to design policy and social initiatives to help overcome barriers to cover crop adoption.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCI 6125

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  2505 PLSCI 4125   LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Menalled, U

      Ryan, M

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Asynchronous
    Prerequisite: PLSCI 1101.

  •  2506 PLSCI 4125   DIS 201

    • F
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Menalled, U

      Ryan, M

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Synchronous

  •  2507 PLSCI 4125   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person