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RNGE 240
Forage Crop and Pasture Management Crosslisted as AGRO 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 242, ASCI 824
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
RNGE 242
North American Wildland Plants Crosslisted as AGRO 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
RNGE 295
Internship in Agronomy Crosslisted as AGRO 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
RNGE 340
Range Management and Improvement Crosslisted as AGRO 340
Prereqs: AGRO 240.
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
RNGE 440
Great Plains Ecosystem Crosslisted as AGRO 440/840, 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
RNGE 441
Perennial Plant Function, Growth, and Development Crosslisted as AGRO 441/841, HORT 441/841
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
RNGE 442
Wildland Plants Crosslisted as AGRO 442/842, 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
RNGE 444
Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment Crosslisted as AGRO 444/844, 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
RNGE 445
Livestock Management on Range and Pasture Crosslisted as AGRO 445/845, ASCI 451/851
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
RNGE 495
Grasslands Seminar Crosslisted as AGRO 495, ENTO 495, GRAS 495, HORT 495, NRES 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
RNGE 496
Independent Study Crosslisted as AGRO 496/896, SOIL 496
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
RNGE 499H
Honors Thesis Crosslisted as AGRO 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

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