Minor in Plant Science - Cereal-Based Cropping Systems (A) AGRN 2001   Cereal-Based Cropping Systems (A)
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course takes a systems approach to the study of crop and soil management in rotations involving the growing of the principal cereals, oilseeds, pulses, and other grains, and their relationship to other crops in a rotation. Through a whole-farm approach over time, it studies environmentally and economically sustainable methods for grain cash crops and grain-based animal feed production. It stresses soil and water conservation and an understanding of the principles and processes of the nutrient cycles, which are critical to improving the food production environment. Students will gain knowledge of grains as they relate to people and the environment, from soil to shelf, both in a Maritime temperate climate and in an international context.
NOTES: Fall semester
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab

LAB HOURS PER WEEK: 2