Community College Credit Classes for High School Students

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Principles of Agronomy

Subject: Agricultural Studies

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Iowa State University

Delivery Method:
World Wide Web/Internet

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences


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Semester Offered:
Fall 2012

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Russ Mullen

Credits/Unit:3 Undergraduate

A foundation course in agronomy emphasizing principles of plant, soil, and climate relationships in crop production. Topics include crop biology and management , soils and soil water management , tillage and seeding, plant breeding, seed and grain quality, pest management , and agricultural sustainability . Goals: 1. To develop an understanding of the science and principles of agricultural crop production systems and the importance of crops to our society. 2. To develop a basic foundation for continued learning in agronomy courses and for agricultural related careers . 3. To develop an appreciation and knowledge of agro-ecology, environmental risks, and sustainabiltiy practices for crop agriculture.

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Suggested Prerequisites

Supporting Materials
Mullen, McAndrews, Taylor. Plant Production Systems: Food, Fuel, Feed, and Fiber. 5th edition. Kendall Hunt Publishing, Dubuque, IA.

Computer requirement: Reliable High Speed Internet and e-mail access - e-mail address required to register, Internet Explorer 6 or later, QuickTime 7 or later, Adobe Reader, RealPlayer 9 or later.

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