Soil & Crop Sciences (PLSCS)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3875PLSCS 3210  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Van Es, H

  • Prerequisites: PLSCS 1900.

  •  3892PLSCS 3210  LAB 401

    • M
    • Van Es, H

  • Prerequisites: PLSCS 1900

PLSCS 3650

Overview of the chemistry of the biosphere and biogeochemical processes that control the fluxes, concentrations, and bioavailability of essential elements and pollutants in soil, air, and water. Gives ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3877PLSCS 3650  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • McBride, M

  • CHEM 2070-2080 or CHEM 1560.

PLSCS 3800

Organic farming is an increasingly important part of US agriculture and the food system. Students learn about the history of organic agriculture, the USDA National Organic Program, management practices ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4185PLSCS 3800  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Ryan, M

  •  4186PLSCS 3800  LAB 401

    • W
    • Ryan, M

PLSCS 4030

Half the world's arable land is farmed by traditional farmers who have produced food and fiber for millennia with few outside inputs. Many of these practices are forgotten but some are still used by farmers ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: IARD 4030

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4348PLSCS 4030  LEC 001

    • W
    • Lauren, J

PLSCS 4130

Study of processes involved in the conversion of solar energy into harvested plant products and environmental constraints on crop productivity. Topics include photosynthesis and essential processes that ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3879PLSCS 4130  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Setter, T

  • Coursework in plant physiology or molecular biology or biochemistry, or advanced plant science.

PLSCS 4200

This course applies GIS data management and geospatial techniques to agronomic and natural environmental systems. The course is intended for undergraduate and graduate students interested in advancing ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3893PLSCS 4200  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Sun, Y

  • Recommended prerequisite: PLSCS 4110 but not required.

  •  3894PLSCS 4200  LAB 401

    • M
    • Sun, Y

  •  3895PLSCS 4200  LAB 402

    • R
    • Staff

PLSCS 4420

Plants provide almost all essential minerals for humans and therefore plants are critical components of the human diet. Plant biologists address challenges of meeting the nutritional needs of the increasing ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PLSCS 6420

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17462PLSCS 4420  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Kochian, L

      Vatamaniuk, O

  • PLBIO 2420, PLBIO 3420 or equivalent; PLBIO 3430 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.

PLSCS 4440

Lectures integrate the principles of pest control, ecology, and economics in the management of pests across multiple systems. Labs consist of exercises to reinforce concepts presented in lecture and demonstrate ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ENTOM 4440

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3931PLSCS 4440  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • DiTommaso, A

      Losey, J

  •  3974PLSCS 4440  LAB 401

    • T
    • DiTommaso, A

      Losey, J

PLSCS 4500

Students will study the managed decomposition of organic matter. Through discussion and hands on activities, we will explore the basics of the composting process, nutrient cycling and recycling as well ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3937PLSCS 4500  LEC 001

    • R
    • Bonhotal, J

      Michaelides, A

      Thies, J

  • Junior, Senior or Graduate Student standing. Class held at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Avenue. Admission to this class requires that you complete an application and an interview. If you are selected to participate, then you will be provided the permission code needed to register. Email Janice Thies for more information at janice.thies@cornell.edu

PLSCS 4650

Introduces navigation-grade GPS instruments used in agricultural and environmental science. Topics include instrument familiarization; field-data collection and processing; real-time and post-differential ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  3938PLSCS 4650  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Smith, S

  • Prerequisite: PLSCS 4110 or 4200, or equivalent, or permission of instructor; mtg times will be arranged at first organizational mtg. TBA by instructor.

PLSCS 4660

Discover the wonder of life underground. In this course, students study the amazing diversity of soil organisms along with their multifaceted functions in terrestrial ecosystems. The fundamental principles ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3939PLSCS 4660  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Thies, J

  • Prerequisite: one year of biology or ecology and PLSCS 2600 or permission of instructor.

  •  3940PLSCS 4660  LAB 401

    • W
    • Thies, J

PLSCS 4720

Familiarizes students with the basic concepts of soil fertility and biogeochemistry and how soil and environmental properties affect nutrient availability and cycling. Discussion focuses on the way organic ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3951PLSCS 4720  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Lehmann, J

  • Prerequisite: PLSCS 2600 or permission of instructor.

  •  3957PLSCS 4720  LAB 401

    • R
    • Lehmann, J

PLSCS 4910

Reading and discussion course focusing on the relationship between agricultural sustainability and religious faith, especially the linkage between the motivation to adopt practices of sustainability and ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: IARD 4910

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 14412PLSCS 4910  DIS 201

    • R
    • Jan 22 - Mar 9, 2019
    • Fick, G

  • Recommended prerequisite: Sustainable Agriculture (PLSCS 1900) or equivalent.

PLSCS 6140

Examines plant ecological principles governing weed population dynamics and weed-crop competitive interactions in crop and non-crop ecosystems. Development of sustainable weed management strategies. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17470PLSCS 6140  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: PLSCS 3150 or equivalent.

PLSCS 6200

Theory and practice of applying geo-spatial data for resource inventory and analysis, biophysical process modeling, and land surveys. Emphasizes use and evaluation of spatial analytical methods applied ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: NTRES 6200

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3896PLSCS 6200  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Rossiter, D

  • Prerequisites: Prerequisite: CSS 4110, CSS 4200, or equivalent or permission of instructor.

  •  3897PLSCS 6200  LAB 401

    • T
    • Rossiter, D

  •  3898PLSCS 6200  LAB 402

    • W
    • Rossiter, D

PLSCS 6420

Plants provide almost all essential minerals for humans and therefore plants are critical components of the human diet. Plant biologists address challenges of meeting the nutritional needs of the increasing ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PLSCS 4420

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17467PLSCS 6420  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Kochian, L

      Vatamaniuk, O

PLSCS 6630

Covers weathering, reactions, and processes of soil genesis; principles of soil classification and the rationale and use of soil taxonomy; development and significance of major groups of soils ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17472PLSCS 6630  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Russell-Anelli, J

  • Prerequisite: PLSCS 2600 and CHEM 3570-3580 or equivalent.

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

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4004PLSCS 6900  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Gauch, H

  • Enrollment limited to: Junior, senior, or graduate standing. Students need to contact Hugh Gauch (hgg1@cornell.edu) to enroll in PLSCS 6900.

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

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  •  3816PLSCS 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

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  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  3817PLSCS 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

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3832PLSCS 7970  IND 601

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3833PLSCS 7970  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Setter, T

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3834PLSCS 7970  IND 603

    • TBA
    • DiTommaso, A

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3836PLSCS 7970  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Cherney, J

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3837PLSCS 7970  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Duxbury, J

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3838PLSCS 7970  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Fick, G

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3839PLSCS 7970  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Hobbs, P

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3841PLSCS 7970  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Lehmann, J

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3842PLSCS 7970  IND 611

    • TBA
    • McBride, M

    • TBA
    • McBride, M

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3844PLSCS 7970  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Russell-Anelli, J

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3845PLSCS 7970  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Thies, J

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3846PLSCS 7970  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Van Es, H

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3847PLSCS 7970  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Vatamaniuk, O

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

PLSCS 8900

Thesis research for Master's candidates. view course details

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  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3848PLSCS 8900  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Setter, T

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

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  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3859PLSCS 8900  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Thies, J

PLSCS 9900

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

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  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3860PLSCS 9900  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Buckley, D

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

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  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3861PLSCS 9900  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Thies, J

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

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  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3862PLSCS 9900  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Lehmann, J

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

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  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3863PLSCS 9900  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Duxbury, J

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

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  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3864PLSCS 9900  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Van Es, H

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

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  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3865PLSCS 9900  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Ketterings, Q

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

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  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3866PLSCS 9900  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • McBride, M

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

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  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3868PLSCS 9900  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Riha, S

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

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  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3869PLSCS 9900  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Drinkwater, L

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

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  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4058PLSCS 9900  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Martinez, C

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  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4208PLSCS 9900  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Gore, M

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  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4408PLSCS 9900  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Wolfe, D