PLSCS 3800

PLSCS 3800

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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 used in organic crop and livestock production, and the scientific research on organic agriculture. Laboratory sessions complement lecture discussions with field trips to a variety of organic farms. Students read journal articles about organic agriculture, work through certification issues, and grow organic vegetable seedlings on campus.

When Offered Spring.

Comments Offered in even-numbered years only.

  • Summarize the history of organic agriculture.
  • Explain the certification process and the National Organic Program standards.
  • Develop appropriate management solutions to production problems.
  • Discuss the scientific evidence for and against organic agriculture.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCS 5800

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19158 PLSCS 3800   LEC 001

    • MW Fernow Hall G01
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ryan, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19159 PLSCS 3800   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person