Soil & Crop Sciences (PLSCS)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3596PLSCS 3210  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Amsili, J

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3598PLSCS 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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3843PLSCS 3800  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Ryan, M

  •  3844PLSCS 3800  LAB 401

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: IARD 4030

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  3946PLSCS 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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16794PLSCS 4130  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Setter, T

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

PLSCS 4200

Principles and applications of geographic information systems for characterizing and assessing agronomic and environmental systems. Emphasizes accessing, updating, analyzing, and mapping geo-spatial data ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3611PLSCS 4200  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Sun, Y

  • Recommended prerequisite: PLSCS 4110.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ENTOM 4440

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3632PLSCS 4440  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • DiTommaso, A

      Losey, J

  •  3660PLSCS 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3635PLSCS 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  3636PLSCS 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3637PLSCS 4660  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Thies, J

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

  •  3638PLSCS 4660  LAB 401

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: IARD 4910

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 14460PLSCS 4910  DIS 201

  • Recommended prerequisite: Sustainable Agriculture (PLSCS 1900) 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: NTRES 6200

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3614PLSCS 6200  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Rossiter, D

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

  •  3615PLSCS 6200  LAB 401

  •  3616PLSCS 6200  LAB 402

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 a deeper understanding of common themes that extend across ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  3688PLSCS 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AEM 6960IARD 6960NTRES 6960

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  3561PLSCS 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  3562PLSCS 6970  SEM 101

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3564PLSCS 7970  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Setter, T

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3565PLSCS 7970  IND 603

    • TBA
    • DiTommaso, A

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3566PLSCS 7970  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Cherney, J

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3567PLSCS 7970  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Lehmann, J

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3568PLSCS 7970  IND 611

    • TBA
    • McBride, M

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3569PLSCS 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

  •  3570PLSCS 7970  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Thies, J

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3571PLSCS 7970  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Van Es, H

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3572PLSCS 7970  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Vatamaniuk, O

  • Sign into your faculty member section.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18407PLSCS 7970  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Ryan, M

PLSCS 8900

Thesis research for Master's candidates. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3573PLSCS 8900  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Setter, T

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3584PLSCS 8900  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Thies, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4390PLSCS 8900  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Martinez, C

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4391PLSCS 8900  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Lehmann, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 16356PLSCS 8900  RSC 715

    • TBA
    • McDonald, A

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 16357PLSCS 8900  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Ryan, M

PLSCS 9900

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3585PLSCS 9900  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Buckley, D

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3586PLSCS 9900  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Thies, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3587PLSCS 9900  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Lehmann, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3588PLSCS 9900  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Van Es, H

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3589PLSCS 9900  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Ketterings, Q

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3590PLSCS 9900  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • McBride, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3591PLSCS 9900  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Drinkwater, L

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3738PLSCS 9900  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Martinez, C

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3862PLSCS 9900  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Gore, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3981PLSCS 9900  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Wolfe, D

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4289PLSCS 9900  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Aristilde, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4290PLSCS 9900  RSC 715

    • TBA
    • DiTommaso, A

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4291PLSCS 9900  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Lehmann, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4292PLSCS 9900  RSC 717

    • TBA
    • Buckley, D

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4293PLSCS 9900  RSC 718

    • TBA
    • Martinez, C

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4287PLSCS 9900  RSC 719

    • TBA
    • Ryan, M

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4288PLSCS 9900  RSC 720

    • TBA
    • Setter, T

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4294PLSCS 9900  RSC 721

    • TBA
    • Sun, Y

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  4295PLSCS 9900  RSC 723

    • TBA
    • Vatamaniuk, O

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 16358PLSCS 9900  RSC 724

    • TBA
    • McDonald, A