Feb 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 Course Catalog
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AGA 381 - Crop Scouting

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
The course develops an understanding of the factors that affect plant growth. Plant nutrients are considered as students gain experience in identifying major and micronutrient deficiency symptoms in plants by means of soil tests, plant tests and observations.
  1. Summarize the current industry issues
  2. Define issues that impact the future of the industry
  3. Assess the legal aspect of agriculture
    1. Identify pertinent legal issues.
    2. List current environmental laws
  4. Examine livestock waste handling and disposal
    1. Calculate fertilizer value of manure
    2. Calculate manure application rates
  5. Demonstrate a knowledge of soils and fertility
    1. Identify the macro and micro nutrients
    2. Recognize nutrient deficiency symptoms
    3. Interpret soil test results
    4. Identify appropriate fertilizer compositions for blending
    5. Review fertilizer labels and analysis
    6. Demonstrate the ability to blend fertilizers to match soil test recommendation
    7. Calculate least cost fertilizer application for appropriate crop management practice
  6. Examine crop scouting techniques
    1. Identify common agricultural pest for appropriate crop production scenario
    2. Define procedures for pest control
    3. Calculate least cost control method for pest control
    4. List alternative management practices
    5. Identify plant nutrient deficiencies
    6. Prepare plant tissue samples for nutrient deficiency test
    7. Translate nutrient deficiency tissue test results into appropriate recommendations
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of farm building structures, construction techniques, building materials, repairs, and maintenance
    1. Demonstrate use of land surveying and measuring instruments

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