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AGRO 107
Prereqs:
None
Online only
The flora of the earth is constantly being re-distributed by natural and human forces. As plant species change locations, they affect ecosystems, but how? In this course, students will learn how invasive plants establish and spread in ecosystems and develop an understanding of the importance of invasive plants and their impacts on ecosystems from local to global scales.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Web
ACE Outcomes: 9
AGRO 110
Exploring Plant BiologyCrosslisted as HORT 110, NRES 110
Plant biology and associated careers through interaction with university, industry, and/or government agency biologists and/or upper division undergraduate students working in the various disciplines of plant biology.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture, Recitation
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 127
Survey of Turfgrass and Landscape ManagementCrosslisted as TLMT 127, HORT 127
Introduction to careers, internships and co-curricular activities in turfgrass and landscape management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 131
Plant ScienceCrosslisted as HORT 131
Biology of plants grown for food, fiber, fun, or fuel. Plant life cycles in managed ecosystems and their role in global carbon and water cycles. Mechanisms plants use to drive and control their growth, propagate, and change to compete with other organisms in their environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs:
AGRO 131 or parallel.
Growth, development, morphology and staging of annual and perennial monocot and dicot plants produced for grain, forage and grazing. Evaluation of seed, grain and forage quality for plants of agronomic importance.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 153
Soil ResourcesCrosslisted as HORT 153, SOIL 153
Prereqs:
High school chemistry or one semester college chemistry.
Characteristics of soils in relation to their appropriate uses and protection. Principles and practices using cooperative exercises including discussion, assessment, planning, problem-solving, writing, and presentation involving all aspects of soils.
This course is a prerequisite for: AECN 453, AGRO 269, AGRO 366, PGAM 229
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 1, Recitation 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 160
Current Topics in Plant Protection ICrosslisted as PLPT 160, ENTO 160, HORT 160
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Open only to freshmen or sophomores.
Group activities to help formulate career goals, improve academic success skills, develop a resume and select an appropriate internship.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
AGRO 131 and AGRO/SOIL 153, or equivalents.
Integration of principles of crop and soil science, plant breeding, climatology and integrated pest management in the development and evaluation of crop management practices. Efficient use of solar radiation, water, nutrients, heat, carbon dioxide, and other resources in field crop management.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 405, AGRO 431, AGRO 437, AGRO 438
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 216
Plant Breeding Principles and PracticeCrosslisted as HORT 216, BIOS 216
Prereqs:
High school biology and chemistry. BIOS 101 and 101L, or 102 or equivalent recommended.
Plant breeding theory and technique. Application of genetic principles to plant improvement. Experience with breeding agronomic and horticultural plant species to illustrate plant mating systems and breeding principles.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 227
Introductory Turfgrass ManagementCrosslisted as HORT 227, TLMT 227, PGAM 227
Prereqs:
Introduction to turfgrasses, their management and use, and to the turfgrass industry.
This course is a prerequisite for: TLMT 327, TLMT 427
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 228
Introduction to Landscape ManagementCrosslisted as TLMT 228, HORT 228
Prereqs:
TLMT/AGRO/HORT uses a team approach to problem solving, discussion, assessment planning, and oral presentations of applied case studies.
An overview of landscape management and landscape design. Principles and practices.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 229
Introductory Turfgrass Management LaboratoryCrosslisted as TLMT 229, HORT 229
Concurrent enrollment with AGRO/HORT/TLMT 227 preferred. Required for Turfgrass Science majors, other students require instructor consent.
Laboratory covering turfgrass identification and management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 240
Forage Crop and Range ManagementCrosslisted as RNGE 240
Prereqs:
AGRO 131 or BIOS 109 or equivalent.
Principles basic to the establishment, management, and utilization of forage crops, pastures, and ranges. Plant identification and selection, seeding, fertilization, plant community manipulation, forage/range quality and utilization, and range management. The role of forages and ranges in developing a sustainable agriculture.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 340, AGRO 445
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 242
North American Wildland PlantsCrosslisted as RNGE 242, HORT 242
Prereqs:
Permission, AGRO/RNGE 240 recommended.
Identification and description of two-hundred important wildland plants of North America. Characteristics of these plants evaluated in terms of management implications.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 260
Current Topics in Plant Protection IICrosslisted as PLPT 260, ENTO 260, HORT 159
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 269
Principles of Soil ManagementCrosslisted as SOIL 269
Prereqs:
Principles of soil management under dryland and irrigated conditions. Relationships of soil and climate resources to soil erosion, movement and storage of soil water, soil organic matter, and irrigation practice. Special problem topics such as acidity, alkali, drainage, and soil testing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 270
Biological InvadersCrosslisted as HORT 270, NRES 270, PLPT 270
Prereqs:
3 hrs biological sciences.
Impact of exotic species and invasive organisms: agricultural and medical emerging disease; predicting biological invasions; biological control; regulatory, monitoring, and control efforts; ecological impact.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 275
Agribusiness Entrepreneurial FinanceCrosslisted as AECN 275, EAEP 275, ENTR 275, HORT 275
Overview of financial issues for agribusiness start-ups. Business funding specific to new enterprises. Case studies on financial practices for start-up firms.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 279
Soil EvaluationCrosslisted as NRES 279, SOIL 279
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 295
Internship in AgronomyCrosslisted as RNGE 295, SOIL 295
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing and completion of internship approval form. The internship proposal is subject to approval by the department.
P/N only. Written and oral report usually required.
Participation in agronomic applications and in agronomy-related areas of agribusiness; agronomic research in lab, greenhouse, or field; participation in farming practices other than those in which the student has had previous experience; or preparation of teaching materials.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 305
Geography of AgricultureCrosslisted as GEOG 305, HORT 305
Prereqs:
AGRO 131 or 153 or HORT 130 or GEOG 140 or 155 or equivalent.
Historical, cultural and biophysical constraints of American agriculture through the integration of Web-based sources (USDA geospatial databases), geographic information systems, and spatial/temporal models. Introduction to crops and evolution of agriculture in North America and available digital resources (biogeoinformatics) to understand the patterns, trends, people, places and processes of rural landscapes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 315
Prereqs:
3 hrs biological sciences.
Students with credit in BIOS 241 may register for 1 credit only.
Principles of inheritance in plants and animals and their significance in biology and agriculture. Emphasis on the physical basis of heredity in families and populations. Laboratory problems and experiments illustrate principles of heredity.
This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 330, ASCI 432, ASCI 486, FORS 401
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 3, Recitation 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Chemistry through organic or higher-level course in cell biology.
Botany recommended.
This course has no description.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 441
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 326
Landscape SolutionsCrosslisted as TLMT 326, HORT 326
Prereqs:
TLMT/AGRO/HORT 227 or 228.
Using processes and problem-solving approach to identify and analyze common landscape management situations in commercial, public, and residential landscapes. Integrate design, environment, function, pest and disease, and existing management practices to produce recommendations.
This course is a prerequisite for: TLMT 470
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 327
Turfgrass Science and ManagementCrosslisted as HORT 327, TLMT 327
Prereqs:
Scientific principles of turf species adaptation, turf and/or soil relationships, establishment, fertility, mowing, irrigation, and pest control of turf species.
This course is a prerequisite for: TLMT 427
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 328
Turfgrass EquipmentCrosslisted as TLMT 328, HORT 328, PGAM 328
Principles and procedures of turfgrass management equipment. Current technology, acquisition, operation, power trains, hydraulics, fuel systems, and maintenance of equipment.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 329
Landscape EquipmentCrosslisted as TLMT 329, HORT 329
Principles and procedures of landscape maintenance equipment, current technology, acquisition, operation, maintenance of equipment, power trains, hydraulics, and fuel systems.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 330
Pruning OrnamentalsCrosslisted as TLMT 330, HORT 330
TLMT/AGRO/HORT 330 will be offered during the last five-weeks of the second semester.
Why, when and how to prune ornamental landscape plants. Demonstrations and field opportunities on how to choose and how to use pruning tools correctly.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 340
Range Management and ImprovementCrosslisted as RNGE 340
Prereqs:
The principles of range management within the ecosystem framework. Range improvement practices and grazing systems; plant control using biological, chemical and mechanical factors; prescribed burning; range seeding; range fertilization; and the integration of range with other forage resources.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 361
Soils, Environment and Water QualityCrosslisted as GEOL 361, SOIL 361, WATS 361, NRES 361
Prereqs:
AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; MATH 102 or 103; and one semester chemistry or equivalent.
Chemical and physical processes that influence the fate and transport of contaminants (inorganic, organic, microbial) in soil-water environments. Extent, fate, mitigation and impact of various sources of pollution. Remedial technologies used for environmental restoration of contaminated environments.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
AGRO 366
Soil Nutrient RelationshipsCrosslisted as SOIL 366
Prereqs:
Use of fertilizers as plant nutrient sources to produce healthy and nutritious plants, improve profit, insure enterprise sustainability, fulfill legal requirements, and protect soil and water quality. Addresses issues from production agriculture, natural resource utilization and preservation, and ornamental plant culture.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 370
Biology of FungiCrosslisted as HORT 370, PLPT 370
Prereqs:
8 hrs biological sciences.
Survey of fungi in natural and human ecosystems: symbiotic relationships; as disease agents in humans, animals, and plants; applications in food, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries; historical and current impacts on society.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 388
Agribusiness EntrepreneurshipCrosslisted as HORT 388, EAEP 388, ENTR 388, ABUS 388
Overview of types of agricultural enterprises. Basic accounting principles as they relate to agricultural businesses.  Requires completion of a marketing plan specific to agricultural enterprises based on a business idea.  Student team projects with emphasis on marketing.
This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 301
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
AGRO 390
Current Topics in Plant Protection IIICrosslisted as PLPT 390, ENTO 390, HORT 390
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Microbe, insect, and weed pests of plants in agricultural, landscape, and natural ecosystems. Potential impacts of new scientific, regulatory, and international trade developments on plant pests management.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 2
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 395
Career ExperienceCrosslisted as HORT 395, TLMT 395
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing; HORT or AGRO or TLMT major.
HORT/TLMT/AGRO 395 requires advanced permission before registering for the course. A written and oral report is required at the completion of the career experience.
Participation in a horticulture enterprise (other than in one of those in which the student has had previous experience).
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 403/803
Scientific Writing and CommunicationCrosslisted as HORT 403
Prereqs:
Senior standing or higher, an ACE 1 written communication course, an ACE 2 oral communication course, and permission of instructor.
Reading and critiquing, writing, and presenting scientific information. Use research data to compose a manuscript in standard scientific format, and prepare and present a poster to a general audience.  Ethical issues in research and writing.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 404
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
AGRO 403/803 (first eight weeks) and AGRO 404/804 (second eight weeks) constitute a basic one-semester course in field crop physiology and should be taken consecutively in the same semester.
Evaluation and appraisal of some contemporary aspects of crop physiology in major cereal and grain legume crops.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing; AGRO 204, AGRO/SOIL 269; and permission. JGEN 200 and/or 300, and AECN 201 recommended.
Capstone course. Requires participation in a three-day field trip prior to the beginning of the first semester. Students must notify instructor at time of early registration (dates are listed in Schedule of Classes). Cannot be taken "Pass/No Pass."
Application, expansion, and integration of principles from agricultural, biological, and physical sciences into the development and management of cropping systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
AGRO 406/806
Plant Ecophysiology: Theory and PracticeCrosslisted as HORT 406/806, NRES 406/806
Prereqs:
Junior standing; 4 hrs ecology; and 4 hrs botany or plant physiology.
Offered fall semester of even-numbered calendar years.
Principles of plant physiology which underlie the relationship between plants and their physical, chemical and biotic environments. An introduction to the ecological niche, limiting factors and adaptation. An overview of the seed germination and ecology, plant and soil water relations, nutrients, plant energy budgets, photosynthesis, carbon balance and plant-animal interactions. An introduction to various field equipment used in ecophysiological studies.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 408/808
Microclimate: The Biological EnvironmentCrosslisted as GEOG 408/808, HORT 408/808, METR 408/808, NRES 408/808, WATS 408
Prereqs:
Junior standing, MATH 106 or equivalent, 5 hrs physics, major in any of the physical or biological sciences or engineering; or permission.
Physical factors that create the biological environment. Radiation and energy balances of earth's surfaces, terrestrial and marine. Temperature, humidity, and wind regimes near the surface. Control of the physical environment through irrigation, windbreaks, frost protection, manipulation of light, and radiation. Applications to air pollution research. Instruments for measuring environmental conditions and remote sensing of the environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Basic steps required to produce genetically engineered crops. Genetic engineering procedures used to develop current crops and innovations that will lead to future products. Genetic engineering process and predicting how changes in different steps of the process influence the final crop. Application of genetic engineering technology to plan the development of new genetically engineered crops.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 412/812
Application of classical and molecular genetic principles to the explanation of variation observed in plant families and populations. Interpretation of information gathered from whole plant trait observation and from molecular analysis. Relationships between crops and weeds. Examples from genetic studies on both crop and weed species are the basis of course.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 414/814
Turfgrass Disease ManagementCrosslisted as HORT 414/814, PLPT 414/814, TLMT 414/814
Prereqs:
BIOS/PLPT 369 or one semester of introductory plant pathology.
Pathogens, epidemiology, and control of diseases specific to turfgrass.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 419/819
Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural ResourcesCrosslisted as GEOG 419/819, GEOL 419/819, NRES 420/820
Prereqs:
GEOG/NRES 418.
Introduction to the practical uses of remote electromagnetic sensing in dealing with agricultural and water-resources issues.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 426/826
Invasive PlantsCrosslisted as HORT 426/826, NRES 426/826
Prereqs:
AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; BIOS 109.
Identification, biology and ecology of weedy and invasive plants. Principles of invasive plant management by preventative, cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical means using an adaptive management framework. Herbicide terminology and classification, plant-herbicide and soil-herbicide interactions, equipment calibration and dosage calculations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 427/827
Turfgrass Systems ManagementCrosslisted as TLMT 427/827, HORT 427/827
Prereqs:
Critical evaluation of turfgrass settings to create economical and environmentally friendly management systems for professionally managed turf areas.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
AGRO 429A/829A
Food Security: A Global PerspectiveCrosslisted as ANTH 429A/829A, HORT 429A/829A, NRES 429A/829A, NUTR 429A/829A
Prereqs:
Junior standing
Overview of the technical and sociocultural dimensions of global food insecurity.

Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 431
Site-specific Crop ManagementCrosslisted as AGEN 431, MSYM 431
Prereqs:
Senior standing; AGRO/SOIL 153;AGRO 204; or permission.
Principles and concepts of site-specific management. Evaluation of geographic information systems for crop production practices. Practical experience with hardware and software necessary for successful application of information affecting crop management.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 434/834
Plant BiochemistryCrosslisted as BIOC 434/834, BIOS 434/834, CHEM 434/834
Prereqs:
BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 431/831.
Offered every other year beginning spring 2007.
Biochemical metabolism unique to plants. Relationships of topics previously acquired in general biochemistry to biochemical processes unique to plants. Biochemical mechanisms behind physiological processes discussed in plant or crop physiology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 435/835
AgroecologyCrosslisted as HORT 435/835, NRES 435/835
Prereqs:
For AGRO/HORT/NRES 435: Senior standing or permission. For AGRO/NRES 835: 12 hrs biological or agricultural sciences or permission.
Capstone course. Team projects for developing communication skills and leadership skills.
Integration of principles of ecology, plant and animal sciences, crop protection, and rural landscape planning and management for sustainable agriculture. Includes natural and cultivated ecosystems, population and community ecology, nutrient cycling, pest management, hydrologic cycles, cropping and grazing systems, landscape ecology, biodiversity, and socioeconomic evaluation of systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
AGRO 436/836
Agroecosystems AnalysisCrosslisted as HORT 436/836
Prereqs:
Senior standing.
Cost of travel required. Summer travel course with multi-state faculty. Farm visits to Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.
Analysis of production, economics, environmental impacts, and social integration aspects of farms and farming systems
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 105 or 109, and one of the following: AGRO 204 or ASCI 250.
Identification and comparison of grain quality characteristics desired by livestock feeders, human food processors and industrial users, and methods used to measure these characteristics.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 109 and one of the following: AGRO 204 or ASCI 250.
AGRO 315 and 437/837 recommended.
Genetic development, production practices, and grain handling and storage procedures to deliver quality grain to livestock feeders, human food processors and industrial uses.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 439/839
Organic Farming and Food SystemsCrosslisted as HORT 439/839
Prereqs:
For 439, 12 credits of agricultural or biological science, economics, or natural resources. For 839, enrolled in M.S. or Ph.D. program.
History of organic farming and horticultural systems, organic certification, nutrient and pest management in organic systems, planning organic enterprises including production and marketing, resilience of organic systems in ecological, economic, and social terms; future issues and potentials of organic food systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 440/840
Great Plains EcosystemCrosslisted as RNGE 440, NRES 440/840
Prereqs:
Junior standing. BIOS 101 and 101L, or equivalent, recommended.
Characteristics of Great Plains ecosystems, interrelationships of ecological factors and processes, and their application in the management of grasslands. Interactions of fire, vegetation, grazing animals and wildlife.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 441/841
Perennial Plant Function, Growth, and DevelopmentCrosslisted as HORT 441/841, RNGE 441
Prereqs:
AGRO 325 or equivalent.
Principles of crop physiology and developmental morphology in relation to function, growth, development, and survival of perennial forage, range, and turf plants. The relationship of physiology and morphological development on plant use and management.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 442/842
Wildland PlantsCrosslisted as RNGE 442, NRES 442/842
Prereqs:
Junior standing. BIOS 101 and 101L, or equivalent, recommended.
Wildland plants that are important to grassland and shrub land ecosystem management and production. Distribution, utilization, classification, identification (including identification by vegetative parts), uses by Native Americans, and recognition of grasses, forbs, shrubs, exotic and wetland plants.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 444/844
Ecosystem Monitoring and AssessmentCrosslisted as RNGE 444, NRES 444/844
Prereqs:
Junior standing. NRES 220 or equivalent, recommended.
Measurement and monitoring of the important vegetation and environmental factors used to develop management guidelines in grasslands, savannas, woodlands, and wetlands.  Emphasis on using ecosystem monitoring protocols for assessment of wildlife habitat, fuels management for wildland fire, livestock production, and watershed function.  Requires field sampling and travel to local field sites.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Field, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 445/845
Livestock Management on Range and PastureCrosslisted as ASCI 451/851, RNGE 445
Prereqs:
ASCI 250 and AGRO 240 or 340; AECN 201 recommended.
Capstone course. All students required to participate in a one-week field trip in central or western Nebraska prior to beginning of fall semester. Therefore, students must notify instructor at time of early registration (Dates are given in class schedule.)
Analyzing the plant and animal resources and economic aspects of pasturage. Management of pasture and range for continued high production emphasized.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
AGRO 450/850
Climate and SocietyCrosslisted as GEOG 450/850, METR 450/850, NRES 452/852
Prereqs:
METR 100 or NRES 370 or equivalent.
Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.
Impact of climate and extreme climatic events on society and societal responses to those events. Global in scope and interdisciplinary.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 453
Urban Soil Properties and ManagementCrosslisted as HORT 453, LARC 453, SOIL 453
Prereqs:
AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153.
Characteristics of soils in urban settings. Evaluation of soils intended for intensive human uses. Manipulation and remediation of soils subject to construction and other stresses.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 455/855
Soil Chemistry and MineralogyCrosslisted as NRES 455/855, SOIL 455
Prereqs:
AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 or GEOL 101; CHEM 109 and 110; CHEM 221 or 251; or equivalent.
Chemical and mineralogical properties of soil components. Inorganic colloidal fraction. Structures of soil minerals as a means of understanding properties, such as ion exchange and equilibria; release and supply of nutrient and toxic materials; and soil acidity and alkalinity.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 457/857
Soil Chemical MeasurementsCrosslisted as NRES 457/857, SOIL 457
Prereqs:
AGRO/SOIL 153, CHEM 116 or 221 or equivalent or permission.
Permission required to register for 2 cr. Students registered for 3 cr will design, carry out, and report on an independent study project conducted during the term. Offered even-numbered calendar years. Lab 4-6.
Theory and practice of soil chemical analyses commonly encountered in research and industrial settings. Wet analyses of inorganic fraction of soil and operation of instrumentation necessary to quantify results of those analyses.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lab 6, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 458/858
Soil Physical DeterminationsCrosslisted as NRES 458/858, SOIL 458
Prereqs:
SOIL/AGRO/GEOL/WATS 361; PHYS 141 or equivalent; MATH 102 or 103.
Capstone course. Lab 3, plus 3 hrs arr. Grad students in NRES/AGRO 458/858 or SOIL 458 are expected to carry out an independent project and give an oral report.
Survey of measurement techniques and principles used in characterizing the physical properties of soils. Includes analysis of experimental design and sources of experimental error. Techniques include: particle size analysis, soil water content, pore size analysis, field sampling techniques, soil strength, and saturated hydraulic conductivity.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 460/860
Soil MicrobiologyCrosslisted as BIOS 447/847, NRES 460/860, SOIL 460
Prereqs:
One semester microbiology; one semester biochemistry or organic chemistry.
Soil from a microbe's perspective-growth, activity and survival strategies; principles governing methods to study microorganisms and biochemical processes in soil; mechanisms controlling organic matter cycling and stabilization with reference to C, N, S, and P; microbial interactions with plants and animals; and agronomic and environmental applications of soil microorganisms.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 461/861
Soil PhysicsCrosslisted as GEOL 461/861, NRES 461/861, SOIL 461, WATS 461
Prereqs:
AGRO/SOIL 153; PHYS 141 or equivalent, one semester of calculus.
Recommended: Parallel AGRO/NRES/SOIL 458.
Principles of soil physics. Movement of water, air, heat, and solutes in soils. Water retention and movement, including infiltration and field water regime. Movement of chemicals in soils.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 469/869
Bio-Atmospheric InstrumentationCrosslisted as GEOG 469/869, HORT 407/807, METR 469/869, MSYM 469/869, NRES 469/869
Prereqs:
Junior standing; MATH 106; 4 hrs physics; physical or biological science major.
Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years.
Discussion and practical application of principles and practices of measuring meteorological and related variables near the earth's surface including temperature, humidity, precipitation, pressure, radiation and wind. Performance characteristics of sensors and modern data collection methods are discussed and evaluated.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 470
Critical Thinking in Landscape ManagementCrosslisted as HORT 470, TLMT 470
Prereqs:
AGRO/HORT/PGMP/TLMT 326.
Form a landscape management company.
Using processes and strategies to identify and compare issues, make recommendations, demonstrate proficiency in field application as skills and techniques, and prepare cost estimates in the development of landscape management plans.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
AGRO 475/875
Water Quality StrategyCrosslisted as CIVE 475/875, CRPL 475/875, GEOL 475/875, MSYM 475/875, NRES 475/875, POLS 475/875, SOCI 475/875, SOIL 475, WATS 475
Prereqs:
Senior standing or permission.
Capstone course.
Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from nonpoint sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
AGRO 477
Great Plains Field PedologyCrosslisted as GEOG 467/867, NRES 477/877, SOIL 477
Prereqs:
AGRO/SOIL 153.
Spatial relationship of soil properties on various parts of landscape typical of the Plains, causal factors, and predictions of such relationships on other landscapes. Grouping these properties into classes, naming the classes, and the taxonomy that results from this grouping. Application of a taxonomy to a real situation through making a field soil survey in a region representative of the Plains border, predicting land use response of various mapped units as it affects the ecosystem, and evaluating the effectiveness of the taxonomic system used in the region surveyed.
This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 465
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 480/880
Modified RootzonesCrosslisted as TLMT 480/880, HORT 480/880
Offered as a five-week course.
Modified rootzones and their applications in the turfgrass and landscape management industry. Correct applications and construction techniques.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Web
AGRO 484/884
Water Resources SeminarCrosslisted as NRES 484/884, GEOG 484/884, GEOL 484/884, WATS 484
Prereqs:
Junior or above standing, or permission.
Seminar on current water resources research and issues in Nebraska and the region.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 488/888
Business Management for Agricultural EnterprisesCrosslisted as HORT 488/888, EAEP 488/888, ENTR 488/888, ABUS 488
HORT 488/888 requires the completion of a shadowing assignment and the analyses of case studies.
Research a specific agricultural enterprise. Develop and present a business plan using materials from the primary area of interest.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 10
AGRO 489/889
Urbanization of Rural LandscapesCrosslisted as CRPL 489/889, HORT 489/889
Prereqs:
Senior standing, graduate standing, or permission.
Development converts rural landscapes into housing, roads, malls, parks, and commercial uses. This process fragments landscapes and changes ecosystem functions, drives up land prices, and pushes agriculture into more marginal areas.This multi-disciplinary, experiential course guides students in learning about the urbanization process, the impacts on landscapes, people, and the community, and the choices that are available to informed citizens.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 495
Grasslands SeminarCrosslisted as ENTO 495, GRAS 495, HORT 495, NRES 495, RNGE 495, SOIL 495
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Topic varies and deals with different aspects of forage and/or range and/or livestock, turf and/or landscape grasses, natural habitats, and wetlands.
Credit Hours: 1-2
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 496/896
Independent StudyCrosslisted as RNGE 496, SOIL 496
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 498
Senior ProjectCrosslisted as SOIL 498
Prereqs:
Senior standing.
Capstone course. A two-semester sequence. Students should select one credit hour the first semester and three credits the second semester. The first semester will be used for planning, topic selection, and identifying a project adviser. The second semester will be used to carry out the research project, prepare a written report, and possibly an oral presentation.
Carry out and report on a research project.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 499H
Honors ThesisCrosslisted as RNGE 499H, SOIL 499H
Prereqs:
Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.
Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 802
Ecology and Management of Plant PathogensCrosslisted as PLPT 802, HORT 802
Prereqs:
PLPT 369 or equivalent; an introduction to biochemistry course.
Principles of plant disease epidemiology and disease control through cultural, biological, chemical and host plant resistance strategies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 807
Plant-Water RelationsCrosslisted as BIOS 817, NRES 807
Prereqs:
AGRO 325 or equivalent; MATH 106 recommended
Quantitative study of water relations in the soil-plant-atmosphere system. Basic physical processes, which describe the movement of water in the soil and the atmosphere, and the physiological processes, which describe water movement inside of the plant. Stomata physiology and the effects of internal water deficits on photosynthesis, respiration, nitrogen metabolism, cell division and cell enlargement. Results from integrative models used to study the relative importance of environmental versus physiological factors for several plant-environment systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 810
Plant Molecular BiologyCrosslisted as BIOC 810, BIOS 810, HORT 810
Prereqs:
AGRO 315 or BIOS 206; BIOC 831 or permission
Molecular genetic basis of biological function in higher plants. Genome organization, gene structure and function, regulation of gene expression, recombinant DNA, and genetic engineering principles. Material taken primarily from current literature.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 813
Turfgrass and Landscape Weed ManagementCrosslisted as HORT 813, TLMT 813
Fundamental terminology associated with turfgrass and landscape weed management. Weed identification and the cultural practices and herbicide strategies to limit weed invasion and persistence.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 815A
Self-pollinated Crop BreedingCrosslisted as ENTO 815A
Prereqs:
Self-pollinated plant breeding theory and methods. Pedigree, bulk, single seed descent, back-crossing methods and inbreeding theory.
Credit Hours: 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 815B
Germplasm and GenesCrosslisted as ENTO 815B
Prereqs:
Obtaining germplasm and genes from cultivated plants, wild relatives of cultivated plants, and the biosphere. Origination of crops, mutation genetics, biotechnology as a source of genes, chromosomal engineering and plant reproduction.
Credit Hours: 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 815D
Cross-pollinated Crop BreedingCrosslisted as ENTO 815D
Prereqs:
Cross-pollinated breeding theory and methods. Genes in populations, recurrent selection methods, creating populations, hybrid production practices, and population improvement theory.
Credit Hours: 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 816A
Classical concepts of heterosis; genetic hypotheses for hybrid vigor; quantitative genetics of heterosis; new tools to study hybrid vigor, structure and function; organization of germplasm into heterotic groups; prediction of heterosis and hybrid performance; mechanisms for making hybrid seed; and breeding methods/concepts for developing hybrids in plants.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
AGRO 815A, B, and D or permission.
Variations in chromosome number, biology and technology of haploids/doubled haploids in higher plants, microspore embryogenesis, wide hybridizations, in vivo mazie parthenogenesis-type, and radiation systems. Use of haploids in genetics researach, DH systems in self-pollinated, cross-pollinated, and hybrid crop breeding.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
AGRO 815A, B, and D, STAT 801, 802 or equivalent course work or permission.
Types and causes of phenotype instability due to impacts of envrionmental factors. Topics include adaptation, impacts of G x E on selection and testing, selection of evaluation environments. Statistical concepts to describe/model ineractions, breeding for reliability across unpredictable environments, precision phenotyping, selection for specific stresses, use of QTL's for abiotic and biotic stress stability.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
AGRO 815A, B and D, or equivalent course work, or permission.
Consideration of current issues and new technologies affecting plant breeders and crop improvement. Topics may include patenting of germplasm, use of exotic germplasm, impact of international treaties, genome-wide selection, new breeding techniques and integration of technologies into breeding systems and related topics. Student input concerning potential topics is invited.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
AGRO 818
Agricultural BiochemistryCrosslisted as BIOC 818
Prereqs:
Undergraduate major in life sciences or related area, and a course in biochemistry
A Web-based course. Biochemical underpinnings of agricultural production and processing systems. Agricultural biotechnology; bioenergetics; kinetics and enzyme regulation; interaction of biomolecules with light, photosynthesis and the balance between anabolism and catabolism in microbes, plants and animals.
Credit Hours: 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 821
Learning BiotechnologyCrosslisted as HORT 821
Investigate biotechnology and its application in solving problems and connect biotechnology to basic science concepts in biology and chemistry.  Integrate individually-designed biotechnology lessons into learning standards.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
AGRO 822
Integrated Weed ManagementCrosslisted as HORT 822
Prereqs:
12 hrs AGRO and/or closely related HORT and/or BIOS
Principles and application of (IWM). Noxious and invasive weed species. Crops and weed control. Plant population shifts. Use of herbicides and the biologically effective dose. Critical period of weed control and weed threshold. Herbicide tolerant crops.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hours agronomy or closely related biological sciences courses
The mode of action and plant response to all the major herbicide families. Why herbicides with different modes of action can result in similar plant symptoms. Issues of crop safety and weed control. Role of integrating herbicide resistant crops and weed control in cropping systems.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 824
Prereqs:
AGRO 325 or basic course in plant physiology. A course in organic chemistry or biochemistry recommended.
Offered spring semesters.
Macro and micro nutrient elements and their function in the growth and development of plants. Role of single elements. Interaction and/or balances between elements and nutrient deficiency and/or toxicity symptoms as they affect the physiology of the whole plant. Relationship between crop nutrition and production and/or environmental considerations (e.g. yield, drought, temperature, pests).
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 825
Turfgrass Science and CultureCrosslisted as HORT 825
Prereqs:
9 hrs agricultural plant science and 3 hrs soil science
Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years. Methods and principles of establishment and maintenance of turfgrasses. Climate adaptation; methods of identification and propagation; equipment; fertility and watering practices; insects; diseases; and weed control.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Preparatory courses in botany, microbiology, genetics, and biochemistry.
A series of mini-courses. Access to the World Wide Web and E-mail are required. Principles and concepts of plant pathology, including relation of plant disease to crop production, environment, man, current, historical and emerging diseases of corn, soybeans, small grain, turf and sorghum, dry bean and alfalfa. Specific disease cycles, edipemiology and plant health management strategies.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 8
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 830A
Prereqs:
AGRO 830 or an introductory plant pathology course.
A series of mini-courses. Access to the World Wide Web and E-mail are required. Principles and concepts of plant pathology, including relation of plant disease to crop production, environment, man, current, historical and emerging diseases of corn, soybeans, small grain, turf and sorghum, dry bean and alfalfa. Specific disease cycles, edipemiology and plant health management strategies.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 8
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 830B
Prereqs:
AGRO 830 or an introductory plany pathology course.
A series of mini-courses. Access to the World Wide Web and E-mail are required. Principles and concepts of plant pathology, including relation of plant disease to crop production, environment, man, current, historical and emerging diseases of corn, soybeans, small grain, turf and sorghum, dry bean and alfalfa. Specific disease cycles, edipemiology and plant health management strategies.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 8
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
AGRO/SOIL 366 and STAT *801.
Offered spring semester of even-numbered years.
Basic concepts of soil variability, its underlying causes. The impact spatial variability has on soil management, primarily for crop production. Geographic and geo-statistical concepts. Use of spatial information for more profitable crop production.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 832
Learning Plant ScienceCrosslisted as HORT 832
The biology of plants grown for food, fiber, fuel and fun.  Connect applied plant science to basic science concepts in biology and chemistry.  Integrate individually-designed plant science lessons into learning standards.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
Ecological principles and their application to invasive species. Discussion of population level characteristics and community and ecosystem level effects of a wide variety of taxa including invasive microbial, fungal, plant, invertebrate, and vertebrate examples. Current global consequences and governmental policies/programs designed to limit the spread of invasives.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 846
Forage QualityCrosslisted as ASCI 824
Prereqs:
AGRO/RNGE 240 and ASCI 320, or equivalents; 3 cr hrs of introductory statistics; and permission
The chemical characteristics of forage components. The interactions with ruminant physiology and digestion that influence forage feeding value. The laboratory procedures used to evaluate forages for grazing livestock.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Independent Study
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 880
Modified RootzonesCrosslisted as TLMT 880, HORT 880
Modified rootzones and their applications in the turfgrass and landscape management industry. Correct applications and construction techniques.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 894
Graduate Degree Project CreditsCrosslisted as HORT 894
Prereqs:
Admission to Master of Agronmy or Horticulture degree program.
Project activity for the nonthesis option II MS degree.
Design, develop and complete a project that requires synthesis of the course topics covered in the primary area of emphasis.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery:
AGRO 897
Master of Applied Science ProjectCrosslisted as AGRI 897, HORT 897, NRES 897
Prereqs:
Admission to Master of Applied Science degree program
Project activity for the Master of Applied Science degree.
Design, develop and complete a project that requires synthesis of the course topics covered in the primary area of emphasis.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 899
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
P/N only.
Credit Hours: 6-10
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 906
Crop Growth and Yield ModelingCrosslisted as NRES 906
Prereqs:
Required: AGRO 325/HORT 325 Introductory Plant Physiology or equivalent; Recommended: AGRO 406/806 NRES 406/806 HORT 406/806 Plant Ecophysiology or equivalent.
Understanding and use of crop simulation models and ability to build crop models. Studying principles and quantitative descriptions of crop production ecology.  Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 907
Agricultural ClimatologyCrosslisted as METR 907, HORT 907, NRES 907
Prereqs:
NRES 808; STAT 801 or equivalent
Offered spring semester of odd-numbered calendar years. Analysis and use of climatological data as applied to agricultural activities and the use of climatological information to assist in decision making.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 908
Solar Radiation Interactions at the Earth’s SurfaceCrosslisted as METR 908, HORT 908, NRES 908
Prereqs:
MATH 208; NRES 808 or equivalent or permission
Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years. Quantitative study of radiative transfer to the earth’s surface and subsequent interactions of radiation with vegetative components and underlying surfaces. Applications of canopy radiative modeling and remote sensing techniques, particularly in understanding land-surface processes, are discussed.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 909
Crop Responses to EnvironmentCrosslisted as HORT 909, NRES 909
Prereqs:
MATH 208, NRES 808, or equivalent or permission
Offered odd-numbered calendar years. Physiological and developmental aspects of hardiness and growth of crop plants as affected by light, temperature, wind, and water. Design, function, and limitations of controlled environment facilities in plant research.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 919
Plant GeneticsCrosslisted as HORT 919
Prereqs:
Focus student learning on principles related to mendelian, population, and molecular genetics of plants including allelisms, nonallelic gene interaction, linkage and recombination, mode of inheritance, mutation, epigenetics, DNA-based makers and mapping techniques, inheritance of qualitative and quantitative traits, and plant transformation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 92
Plant Biology Portfolio and AssessmentCrosslisted as HORT 92, NRES 92
Prereqs:
Junior standing in Plant Biology degree program.
Required for graduation.  Pass/No Pass only.  Offered every Fall during the first 5 weeks.
Development of an experiential portfolio and completion of an online survey as part of assessment activities.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 920
Xenobiotics in the EnvironmentCrosslisted as NRES 920, HORT 920, ENTO 920
Prereqs:
Recommend one course each in organic chemistry, soil science, biochemistry, plant physiology, microbiology and ecology
ENTO 920 is offered in odd-numbered calendar years.
Fate and ecotoxicological impacts of biologically foreign compounds in soil-water-plant environments; uptake, mechanisms of toxicity and metabolism in plants and other biota. Herbicides and other pesticides.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 931
Population GeneticsCrosslisted as ASCI 931, HORT 931
Prereqs:
Structure of populations, forces affecting gene frequency and frequency of genotypes, continuous variation, population values and means, genotypic and environmental variances and covariances.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 932
Prereqs:
STAT *802 recommended. Offered odd-numbered calendar years.
Theoretical concepts involved in planning breeding programs for the improvement of measurable morphological, physiological, and biochemical traits that are under polygenic control in crop plants of various types.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 940
Forage EvaluationCrosslisted as ASCI 924
Prereqs:
Permission
Offered even-numbered calendar years. Analytic procedures and research methods used in evaluating biochemical components and nutritive value of forages. An evaluation of the impact of forage quality on forage breeding and animal performance.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 955
Solute Movement in SoilsCrosslisted as GEOL 985, AGEN 955, CIVE 955
Knowledge of a programming language. MATH 821 recommended. Offered even-numbered calendar years.
Examination of the theory and experimental evidence available to characterize the movement of chemicals in soil. Both saturated and unsaturated flow conditions examined. Initial presentation of basic theoretical concepts. Remainder of class a discussion of the literature.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
MATH 208, AGRO 855, CHEM 871 or 882 or permission
Offered even-numbered calendar years. Topics in physical chemistry which have a special significance in the field of soil chemistry. Includes problems and outside readings in this area of soil chemistry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 961
Advanced Soil PhysicsCrosslisted as NRES 961
Prereqs:
MATH 208 and PHYS 212, or equivalent; or permission
Offered odd-numbered calendar years. Physics of soils and porous media, with emphasis on the physics and mathematics of the movement of water, air, and heat through soils.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 963
Genetics of Host-Parasite InteractionCrosslisted as BIOS 963, HORT 963
Prereqs:
Recommended BIOS 312; BIOS *864A or *864B; and BIOC 837. Offered even-numbered calendar years.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 963
Genetics of Host-Parasite InteractionCrosslisted as BIOS 963, HORT 963, PLPT 963
Prereqs:
BIOS 820; and permission.
BIOC 837; BIOS 312; and PLPT 801 or 802 recommended. PLPT 963 is offered odd-numbered calendar years.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 965
Plant VirologyCrosslisted as BIOS 965, PLPT 965, HORT 965
Prereqs:
PLPT 801 or 802; and permission.
PLPT 865 is offered odd-numbered calendar years.
Virus molecular biology; virosphere; virus-vector relationships; plant resistance to virus infection economic impact and control of plant diseases by viruses.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 966
Soil FertilityCrosslisted as NRES 966
Prereqs:
Conditions and transformations involved in the transfer of a mineral nutrient ion from the soil into the plant. Evaluation of nutrient supply to plants.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 968
Seminar in Plant PathologyCrosslisted as BIOS 968, PLPT 968, HORT 968
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: N/A
Max credits per semester: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 977
Soil Genesis and ClassificationCrosslisted as GEOG 967, NRES 977
Prereqs:
AGRO 153, AGRO 877/GEOG 867, and permission
Procedures used to classify soils, concepts behind the systems in use, and the genesis of the soils in the major categories of each system.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 991
Seminar Presentation and EvaluationCrosslisted as HORT 991
AGRO 991 is required for all MS students. Various topics in horticulture, agronomy or related subjects. Emphasis on techniques.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 992
General SeminarCrosslisted as HORT 992, NRES 992
Prereqs:
Permission
Expected of all horticulture graduate students and all agronomy PhD students; optional for agronomy MS students. Presentation of thesis or non-thesis topics in agronomy, horticulture or related subjects. For course description, see AGRO 992.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Lecture
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs agronomy or closely related sciences and permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 2-5
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 996A
Research in SoilsCrosslisted as NRES 996A
Prereqs:
12 hrs AGRO or closely related sciences, and permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 2-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Independent Study
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 999
Doctoral DissertationCrosslisted as HORT 999
Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair.
AGRO 999 is pass/no pass only.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom