Agroecology Specialization

Agroecology Field Studies

This course is a 2-week field study of New Mexico to demonstrate the factors that shape agriculture in the semi-arid southwestern United States and be exposed to Navajo and Pueblo agriculture. Students will learn about the biophysical, climatic, economic, and cultural drivers of agriculture by reading and discussing literature and by visiting farms, research centers, processing plants, and more.
Prereq: 2201 or 2201E, and permission of instructor.

Advanced Horticultural Principles and Practices

This course will prepare students for transition from student to professional by advancing their mastery of edible and ornamental horticultural crop principles and practices as they are driven by the interaction of cultivar genetics, plant physiology, and environmental influences; and by exploring issues of economic and environmental sustainability and production efficiencies on a global scale.
Prereq: 3200, or Grad standing.

Advanced Cropping Systems

Students will examine issues related to economic and environmental sustainability, legal and ethical responsibility, and production efficiency to help students transition to being professionals. Students will apply their knowledge regarding row and forage crop management to address production issues. Students will practice communication through enhanced analytical thinking experiences.
Prereq: 3100, or Grad standing.

Introduction to Agronomy

An introductory course of row crop and forage agricultural production (agronomy). This course introduces students to row and forage crop species common in Ohio and surrounding states, and provides fundamental information on how these crops are managed in the region. Management aspects include site preparation, seasonality of management activities, and fundamentals of nutrient and pest management.
Prereq: 2201, 2201E, 2202, or 2202E.

Physiology of Cultivated Plants

A study of basic physiological processes in plants and how they impact crop production and productivity. Online section requires enrollment in the Masters of Plant Health Management Program.
Prereq: 3310, and Biology 1113 or 1113H, and Chem 1110 or 1210; or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 621.

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