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Blinn College • Bryan • Agricultural Sciences • Agriculture - AGRI


Agronomy AGRI-1307

  • Fall 2018
  • Section 303 CRN-14197
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/27/2018 to 12/13/2018
  • Modified 08/06/2018

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Description


Principles and practices in the development, production, and management of field crops including plant breeding, plant diseases, soils, insect control, and weed control. The scientific approach to major food and fiber crops of the world is studied, emphasizing origin, history, classification, distribution, climatic, cultural and soil requirements, improvement and seed technology. Food production as a source to feed an ever increasing population is emphasized.

 

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Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


 

1. Summarize the role of climate and geography in present and past crop production.

2. Explain the growth and development of crops.

3. Analyze the impact of climate on crops.

4. Assess the interactions of soils, water, and fertility on crop production.

5. Contrast methods of pest management in crop production.

6. Differentiate production methods based on geography and crop selection.

 

Materials


Texts are being reviewed. No text adopted at this time.

Introduction to Agronomy: Food, Crops, and Environment

  • Author: Sheaffer
  • Publisher: Cengage
  • Edition: 2nd
  • ISBN: 978-1111312336
  • Optional

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Evaluation


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Types of evaluations and related weights
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The grading system for AGRI 1307 includes three major grades and a comprehensive final. Ten percent of the final grade will be for participation.

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

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