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AGRO 92
Plant Biology Portfolio and Assessment Crosslisted 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 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 Biology Crosslisted 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 Management Crosslisted as HORT 127, TLMT 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 Science Crosslisted 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 Resources Crosslisted 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 305, AGRO 366, AGRO 977, NRES 245, PGAM 229
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 1, Recitation 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 160
Current Topics in Plant Protection I Crosslisted as ENTO 160, HORT 160, PLPT 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 Practice Crosslisted as BIOS 216, HORT 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 Management Crosslisted as HORT 227, TLMT 227, PGAM 227
Prereqs: AGRO 131 or HORT 130 or BIOS 109.
Introduction to turfgrasses, their management and use, and to the turfgrass industry.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
AGRO 228
Introduction to Landscape Management Crosslisted as HORT 228, TLMT 228
Prereqs: AGRO 131 or BIOS 109.
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 Laboratory Crosslisted as HORT 229, TLMT 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 Pasture Management Crosslisted as RNGE 240
Prereqs: AGRO 131 or BIOS 109 or equivalent.
Principles basic to the establishment, management, and utilization of forage crops and pastures. Plant identification and selection, seeding, fertilization, irrigation, forage quality and utilization, hay and silage preservation, and grazing management. The role of forages and ranges in developing a sustainable agriculture.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 340, AGRO 445
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom

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