Distance Education · Agricultural Sciences · Agriculture - AGRI
- Fall 2020
- Section N02 CRN-21182
- 3 Credits
- 10/19/2020 to 12/10/2020
- Modified 10/14/2020
Instructor: Ben Burroughs
- Email: [email protected]
- Office: RACS 104
- Phone: 9798304266
All student inquires are to be done through email. If there is a specific concern please schedule a virtual meeting time with me. Meetings must be scheduled at least 24 hours prior.
By appointment only virtually. Please email first to check on availability and to arrange a mutually agreeable day and time.
Email will be checked between 8am-6pm Monday -Friday. Allow an hour for a reply. Any received outside these hours will be responded to the following business day.
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.
Core Curriculum Statement
This course is not a core curriculum course.
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.
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
Exams 300 points
Quizzes 200 points
Discussion Threads 100 points (5 at 20 points each)
Final 300 points
Writing Assignment- 100 Points
Exam extra credit (optional up to 10 points)
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Information about the changes Blinn has made to the Fall semester: Back with Blinn.
|Week||Meeting Details||Weekly Contact Hours|
|1||M||10/19/2020||Before First day of class to be completed||6|
|T||10/20/2020||Syllabus and Introductions, eCampus, Class discussion thread|
|W||10/21/2020||Chp 1 History of Agronomy|
|R||10/22/2020||Complete Chapter 1, Discussion Thread|
|F||10/23/2020||Take Chp 1 Quiz|
|2||M||10/26/2020||Day of Record||Start Chapter 2, Chp 1 Quiz due||6|
|W||10/28/2020||Chp 2 Quiz due, and Discussion Thread|
|R||10/29/2020||Chapter 3, Exam 1 review available|
|F||10/30/2020||Chp 3 Quiz due, Exam 1 open|
|3||M||11/2/2020||Exam 1 closes at 9pm||6.5|
|W||11/4/2020||Chapter 6, Chapter 6 Quiz due|
|F||11/6/2020||Chapters 7&8 Quiz due, Exam 2 review available, Exam 2 Open|
|4||M||11/9/2020||Exam 2 Closes at 9pm||6.5|
|T||11/10/2020||Chp 9 Weather and Climate|
|W||11/11/2020||Chp 9 Quiz due, Chp 9 Discussion thread|
|R||11/12/2020||Chp 10 Ag Production Systems|
|F||11/13/2020||Chp 10 Quiz due|
|T||11/17/2020||Chp 11 Soils|
|W||11/18/2020||Chp 11 Quiz due|
|R||11/19/2020||Chp 13 Tillage and Crop Establishment, Exam 3 Review online|
|F||11/20/2020||Chp 13 Quiz due, Chp 13 Discussion thread, Exam 3 open|
|6||M||11/23/2020||Exam 3 Closes at 9pm||6.5|
|T||11/24/2020||Chp 14 Weeds|
|W||11/25/2020||Chp 14 Quiz due by 9pm|
|7||M||11/30/2020||Chp 15 Disease and insects, 3 page paper to begin||6|
|T||12/1/2020||Chp 15 Quiz due|
|W||12/2/2020||Chp 16 Harvesting, Modern Marvels Video and Quiz|
|R||12/3/2020||Final Review Available online from previous Exam Reviews.|
|F||12/4/2020||3 page paper over Agronomy due by 1159pm|
|R||12/10/2020||Online Final Due||4|
|Total Contact Hours||48|