PLSCS 2940

PLSCS 2940

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

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 Toni DiTommaso (ad97).

  • Explain the design rationale and general operation of standard agricultural machinery.
  • Decide which types of equipment should be used for various farm tasks and applications.
  • Articulate the current and developing trends in agricultural machinery technology.

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

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1661 PLSCS 2940   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    To enroll, contact Toni DiTommaso (ad97). Most labs will involve working with farm equipment or touring farm environments so students should wear boots or sturdy shoes and casual clothes.

  •  1662 PLSCS 2940   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person