Environmental Plant Science and Natural Resources Courses

Agricultural Natural Resources (AGN) courses

  • AGN 115 Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment

    This course examines the practice of agro-ecology: the interface of management, biology, and the environment in our effort to produce food, feed, and fiber for a rapidly growing human population. Consequences of historical and current practices, as well as strengths and weaknesses of alternative practices that attempt to employ more knowledge of biology and ecology, will also be evaluated.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 143 Introductory Forestry

    Introduction to field of forestry. In addition to traditional topics of species identification, biology and timber management, this course examines the sociological, environmental, political and industrial influences on domestic and international management of forest resources.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 215 Soils

    Recommended Prerequisite: CHM 107 or 116 or CHM 160. Physical, chemical and biological activities within the soil as related to moisture, temperature, drainage, and tillage.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 216 Soils Lab

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGN 215 or concurrent enrollment. Laboratory and computer methods for evaluation of the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 335 Soil Conservation and Water Management

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or AGN 115 or AGN 215. The history and policies surrounding management of soil and water resources will be considered, but the majority of class time will be used addressing the processes of erosion and nutrient loss, and the practices used to conserve natural resources and sustain productivity/function of cropland, pasture, urban, and wild landscapes.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 343 Measurements and Sampling for Forest Management

    Prerequisite: AGN 143.

    Theory and practice of forest sampling and cruising techniques including: stratified and non-stratified sampling systems with fixed plots, variable plots, and tree measurement techniques. Special emphasis is placed on practical application of forest measurements through field experience and computer-based learning.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 345 Forest Ecosystems

    Prerequisite: AGN 143.

    This course will focus on factors affecting forest structure and composition, the effects of environmental gradients on plant species distribution, the dynamics of vegetation communities over time, and key ecosystem-level processes such as the cycling of carbon and nutrients.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 351 Game Bird Production

    Production and management of quail, pheasants and other game birds. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 405 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGN 215. Principles of soil fertility, amendments and factors affecting nutrient availability and plant growth. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with AGN 605. Cannot receive credit for both AGN 405 and AGN 605.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 455 Soil Genesis, Morphology and Classification

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGN 215. Pedogenetic processes that are responsible for genesis, morphology, and classification of the twelve orders of soil taxonomy will be covered along with interpretation of water relationships, site characteristics, soil classification and land use. May be taught concurrently with AGN 655. Cannot receive credit for both AGN 455 and AGN 655. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 465 Environmental Soil Science

    Techniques in gathering onsite soil and other field data to develop reports for nutrient and pest management plans, soil evaluations for home sewage disposal systems, storm water pollution prevention plans, log soil pits by unified soil classification for pond site investigations, and use soil survey information for crop production and conservation planning, as well as how soil survey information is used to make highly erodible land and wetland determinations. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 495 Problems in Plant Science and Natural Resources

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Assigned investigations, dealing with current problems in plant science and soil science supervised by an agricultural staff member. Student prepares outline, investigates sources of information concerning the subject, and summarizes the findings in a written report. May be repeated with permission.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 543 Silviculture

    Prerequisite: AGN 143.

    This course will examine natural tree and stand development, as well as fundamentals of forest stand dynamics, site productivity, stand density and tree growth. As such, this course will provide a scientific and practical basis for concepts such as regeneration techniques, density management, wildlife habitat management and other silvicultural principles.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 605 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

    Theoretical and applied aspects of soil fertility emphasizing ion transport, nutrient availability, and root absorption in soils-plant environments. May be taught concurrently with AGN 405. Cannot receive credit for both AGN 605 and AGN 405. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 655 Soil Genesis, Morphology and Classification

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGN 465. Pedogenetic processes, macromorphology, micromorphology, redoximorphic features, and classification as related to soil taxonomy, with GIS applications for use of soil survey information discussed, if time allows. May be taught concurrently with AGN 455. Cannot receive credit for both AGN 655 and AGN 455.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • AGN 725 Advanced Soils Interpretations

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGN 465. Field interpretation of physical and chemical properties, water relationships, and soil landscape relationships.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Agricultural Plant Science (AGP) courses

  • AGP 103 Plant Science

    An introduction to the fascinating world of plant science and plant physiology including the areas of food and ornamental crops and sustainable agriculture.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 104 Plant Science Laboratory

    Prerequisite: AGP 103 or concurrent enrollment or permission of instructor.

    Provides opportunities for 'hands-on' application of concepts of plant science through the use of basic plant science research and production practices. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 121 Introduction to Wine

    An introduction to wine in the modern world. History, classification, production and the geography of wine. The basics of wine appreciation will also be examined.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 300 Wine Appreciation for Consumers

    Prerequisite: must be 21 years of age or older.

    Students participate in a series of tastings designed to introduce them to the major wine types and the range of styles within those types. Tests and other materials will be available online. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring, Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 303 Suburban Horticulture

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or AGN 115 or BIO 101 and 111 or BIO 121. Horticultural concepts and their application to the growth and maintenance of fruit, vegetables and ornamentals common to most homes. Will not count toward the Environmental Plant Science major or Horticulture minor.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 325 Herbaceous Plants

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or AGN 115 or BIO 101 and 111 or BIO 121. Nomenclature, identification, characteristics and cultural requirements of indoor and outdoor herbaceous ornamental plants.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 333 Landscape Design

    Theory and practice of landscaping including elementary design.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 353 Turf Science

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or BIO 101 and 111 or BIO 121. A scientific approach to the physiology of turfgrass in response to the environment, and the selection, establishment, maintenance and pest management relevant to utility, lawn and sports turf. Field trips required. May be taught concurrently with AGP 653. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 353 and AGP 653.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 363 Landscape Plants

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or BIO 101 and 111 or BIO 121. Identification, classification and adaptation of common trees, shrubs and groundcovers used for landscape purposes.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 365 Grain Crops for Food, Feed and Energy

    Prerequisite: AGP 103 or AGN 115.

    Adaptation, production, and utilization of the major grain crops for human and animal (livestock and wildlife) consumption and energy production. May be taught concurrently with AGP 665. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 365 and AGP 665.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 370 Forage Crops for Animals and the Environment

    Prerequisite: AGP 103 or AGN 115.

    Adaptation, production and utilization of the major forage crops for grazing, hay, and silage production, as well as their effects on environmental quality and wildlife. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with AGP 670. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 370 and AGP 670. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 393 Fruit Production

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or BIO 101 and 111 or BIO 121. The culture and management of tree fruit, grapes, strawberries and other small fruit. Nuts, tropical and subtropical fruits, sustainable management, and production technology are also addressed. May be taught concurrently with AGP 701. Students cannot receive credit for both AGP 393 and AGP 693.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 403 Nursery Management

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 363 or BIO 334 or BIO 339. General principles and practices involved in the commercial production, management, and marketing of landscape plants. Field trips required.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall (odd-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 433 Advanced Landscape Design

    Prerequisite: AGP 333; and AGP 325 or AGP 363.

    Concepts and development of sustainable landscapes for residential, commercial and government land, including rain gardens, green roofs, riparian buffer zones, prairie and wetlands, plus more in-depth coverage of specialized landscape areas such as water gardens and Japanese-style gardens. Training in use of landscape design 2D/3D software is included.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall (even-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 441 Vegetable Production

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or AGN 115 or BIO 101 and 111 or BIO 121. Methods and practices of home and commercial vegetable production with an emphasis on using environmentally-friendly production and maintenance techniques to optimize yield and quality of vegetables. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the practices required for commercial production of a wide variety of vegetables. May be taught concurrently with AGP 641. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 441 and AGP 641. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 442 Vegetable Production Practicum

    Prerequisite: AGP 441 or concurrent enrollment.

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or BIO 101 and 111 or BIO 121. Exposing students to basic and advanced principles of growing vegetable crops, this is a hands-on immersion in vegetable production, including crop planning, preparing the garden/field, creating and/or maintaining healthy garden soils, crop propagation, multiple methods of constructing plant support and season-extension structures, cultural care including pest control, fertilization and attracting beneficial organisms to the soil and plants, harvesting, and proper postharvest techniques.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 453 Crop Physiology

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or BIO 101 and 111; 3 hours additional AGP or BIO plant courses. General, stress-related and post-harvest physiology of horticulture and agronomic crops in relationship to their environments. May be taught concurrently with AGP 633. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 453 and AGP 633.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring (even-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 485 Weed Science

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or AGN 115 or AGN 365 or AGN 370; and BIO 121 or BIO 101 and 111; and either CHM 107 or CHM 116 or CHM 160. Identification, physiology and impacts of invasive plants and crop weeds and methods for their control in natural and agroecosystems.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 496 Independent Study in Fruit Science

    The student, with the approval of the instructor, conducts an in-depth literature review and writes a paper on a subject within the area of fruit production, fruit processing, or fruit marketing. May be repeated for a total of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 513 Insects Affecting Horticulture and Forestry Crops

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Identification, life histories and control methods of insects affecting gardens, ornamental plants, orchards and forests. May be taught concurrently with AGP 613. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 513 and AGP 613.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 543 Greenhouse Management

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103. Factors involved in site selection, construction, and management of greenhouses and other controlled-environment structures for production of floriculture and food crops. Sustainable production methods are emphasized. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with AGP 663. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 543 and AGP 663.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 573 Plant Propagation

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or BIO 101 and 111 or BIO 121; CHM 107 or CHM 116 or CHM 160. Practices employed by fruit and ornamental plant producers in propagation of plants, including seeds, cuttings, layerings, grafting and micropropagation. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with AGP 643. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 573 and AGP 643.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 575 Plant Breeding and Genetics

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or AGN 115. Application of genetic principles to the improvement of crop plants. Includes self-pollinated, cross-pollinated, and asexually-propagated crops. May be taught concurrently with AGP 675. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 575 and AGP 675.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 576 Plant Breeding and Genetics Lab

    Prerequisite: AGP 575 or concurrent enrollment.

    Laboratory activities related to plant breeding and genetic improvement of crop plants. May be taught concurrently with AGP 676. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 576 and AGP 676.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 580 Plant Biotechnology

    This course provides lecture and hands-on exposure to general plant biotechnology, including DNA and RNA extraction, cloning and sequence analysis of DNA fragments, detection of plant viruses by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and generation of genetically-modified plants. May be taught concurrently with AGP 680. Students cannot receive credit for both AGP 580 and AGP 680.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 581 Applied Entomology

    Principles of insect life; careful study of a number of common insect pests, their identification and control.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 583 Plant Pathology

    Recommended Prerequisite: 9 hours of plant science (AGP). Diseases and physiological disorders of fruit, vegetables, agronomic crops and ornamental plants. Emphasis is placed on the interactions between plants and pathogenic organisms, on environmental factors that cause plant diseases, and on disease control methods that reduce or eliminate the need for chemical applications. Students will gain insight into the techniques to manage plant diseases, and the impact plant diseases have on humans and the environment. May be taught concurrently with AGP 683. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 583 and AGP 683.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 584 Insect Identification

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 581 or concurrent enrollment. Identification of insect and other arthropod pests of crops, forest, feed, livestock and buildings, as well as beneficial insects/arthropods.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 585 Weed Ecology and Management

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGN 115 or AGP 103 or AGP 365 or AGP 370; and BIO 121 or BIO 101 and 111; and either CHM 107 or CHM 116 or CHM 160. Ecology, physiology and impacts of invasive plants and crop weeds and methods for their control in natural and agroecosystems.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 586 Weed Identification

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 585 or concurrent enrollment. Identification of crop, pasture and invasive weeds of mid-south central U.S. and methods for their control.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 613 Insects Affecting Horticulture and Forestry Crops

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Identification, life histories and control methods of insects affecting gardens, ornamental plants, orchards and forests. May be taught concurrently with AGP 513. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 613 and AGP 513.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 633 Crop Physiology

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or BIO 101 and 111; 3 hours additional AGP or BIO plant courses. General, stress-related and post-harvest physiology of horticulture and agronomic crops in relationship to their environments. May be taught concurrently with AGP 453. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 453 and AGP 633.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 641 Vegetable Production

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or AGN 115 or BIO 101 and 111 or BIO 121. Methods of commercial vegetable production with an emphasis on using sustainable production techniques to optimize yield and quality of vegetables. The purpose of this course is to expand knowledge in commercial vegetable production. May be taught concurrently with AGP 441. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 641 and AGP 441. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 643 Plant Propagation

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103; and AGN 115 or BIO 121; and CHM 107 or CHM 116 or CHM 160. Practices employed by fruit and ornamental plant producers in propagation of plants, including seeds, cuttings, layerings, grafting and micropropagation. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with AGP 573. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 643 and AGP 573.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 653 Turf Science

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or BIO 101 and 111 or BIO 121. A scientific approach to the physiology of turfgrass in response to the environment, and the selection, establishment, maintenance and pest management relevant to utility, lawn and sports turf. Field trips required. May be taught concurrently with AGP 353. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 353 and AGP 653.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 663 Greenhouse Production

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103. Factors involved in site-selection, construction and management of greenhouses and other controlled-environment structures for production of floriculture and food crops. Sustainable production methods are emphasized. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with AGP 543. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 663 and AGP 543.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 665 Grain Crops for Food, Feed and Energy

    Adaptation, production, and utilization of the major grain crops for human and animal (livestock and wildlife) consumption and energy production. May be taught concurrently with AGP 365. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 665 and AGP 365.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 670 Forage Crops for Animals and the Environment

    Prerequisite: AGP 103 or AGN 115 or equivalent.

    Adaptation, production and utilization of the major forage crops for grazing, hay, and silage production, as well as their effects on environmental quality and wildlife. May be taught concurrently with AGP 370. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 670 and AGP 370.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 675 Plant Breeding and Genetics

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 103 or AGN 115. Application of genetic principles to the improvement of crop plants. Includes self-pollinated, cross-pollinated, and asexually-propagated crops. May be taught concurrently with AGP 575. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 675 and AGP 575.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 676 Plant Breeding and Genetics Lab

    Prerequisite: AGP 575 or AGP 675 or concurrent enrollment.

    Laboratory activities related to plant breeding and genetic improvement of crop plants. May be taught concurrently with AGP 576. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 676 and AGP 576.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 680 Plant Biotechnology

    This course provides lecture and hands-on exposure to more in-depth concepts in plant biotechnology, including DNA and RNA extraction, cloning and sequence analysis of DNA fragments, detection of plant viruses by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and generation of genetically-modified plants. May be taught concurrently with AGP 580. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 580 and AGP 680.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 683 Plant Pathology

    Recommended Prerequisite: 9 hours of plant science (AGP). Continued study into diseases and physiological disorders of fruit, vegetables, agronomic crops and ornamental plants. Emphasis is placed on the interactions between plants and pathogenic organisms, on environmental factors that cause plant diseases, and on disease control methods that reduce or eliminate the need for chemical applications. Students will gain insight into the techniques to manage plant diseases, and the impact plant diseases have on humans and the environment. May be taught concurrently with AGP 583. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 683 and AGP 583.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 685 Weed Ecology and Management

    Prerequisite: AGP 103 or AGN 115; and BIO 101 or BIO 121; and CHM 107 or CHM 116 or CHM 160.

    Recommended Prerequisite: AGP 353 or AGP 365 or AGP 370 or AGP 393 or AGP 441. Ecology, physiology and impacts of invasive plants and crop weeds and methods for their control in natural and agroecosystems. May be taught concurrently with AGP 585. Cannot receive credit for both AGP 685 and AGP 585.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 693 Fruit Production

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    The culture and management of perennial fruit crops adapted to temperate climates. Physiology, technology, and research as it applies to modern production practices will be emphasized. May be taught concurrently with AGP 393. Students cannot receive credit for both AGP 693 and AGP 393.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 700 Plant Science Colloquium

    Prerequisite: permission of graduate coordinator.

    A series of oral presentations on new developments in plant science. Presentations to be made by faculty members, students, and guest speakers from industry and academe. May be repeated, but not more than 2 hours may be counted toward the MS degree.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 711 Viticulture

    Recommended Prerequisite: BIO 644. Principles of growing grapes based upon the genetics, physiology, development and morphology of the genus Vitis; the environments in which grapes are grown; and the uses of grapes.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 721 Enology

    Recommended Prerequisite: BIO 310. The course will study the chemistry, microbiology, and technology of modern wine production.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 722 Enology Lab

    Prerequisite: AGP 721.

    Laboratory techniques in assessing wine production methods and quality.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 730 Advanced Topics in Plant Science

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    An advanced topic in plant science will be addressed via faculty lectures and student projects. Examples of proposed topics include: Improved Disease Resistance in Viticulture, and Application of Field Collected Data to Computer Analysis. Variable content course. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours with differing topics.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 731 Plant Genetic Engineering

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Principles, methodology, and commercial applications of plant biotechnology. Includes brief introduction to nucleic acid structure, gene regulation, and genome organization in eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 753 Plant Stress Physiology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    The effects of environmental stresses on plant physiological functions and plant growth, plus cultural methods to help plants adapt to stress.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • AGP 773 Plant Growth Regulation

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    The role of natural and synthetic plant hormones and related compounds in the growth, reproduction and cultivation of plants.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings