CROP SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT AGR 1235 4 Credit Hours by uxx99201

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									                                           COWLEY COLLEGE
                                      & Area Vocational Technical School

                                         COURSE PROCEDURE FOR

                                    CROP SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT
                                          AGR 1235 4 Credit Hours
Student Level:
This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman and Sophomore year.

Prerequisites:
Instructor's Approval

Controlling Purpose:
The purpose of Crop Science and Management is to provide students with vocational-technical training and
experience necessary to enter and progress toward mid-management positions in the feed, seed, fertilizer,
agriculture chemical and production agriculture industries. This is a basic course giving an overview of crops
and crop management.

Learner Outcomes:
Competencies will be developed in understanding principles of plant physiology, growth, development and
identification. Plant cycles and management principles will be learned.

Unit Outcomes and Clock Hours of Instruction for Core Curriculum:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors
may add other material as time allows.

Evaluation Key:
      A      =          All major and minor goals have been achieved and the achievement level is considerably
                        above the minimum required for doing more advanced work in the same field.
       B      =         All major goals have been achieved, but the student has failed to achieve some of the less
                        important goals. However, the student has progressed to the point where the goals of
                        work at the next level can be easily achieved.
       C      =         All major goals have been achieved, but many of the minor goals have not been achieved.
                        In this grade range, the minimum level of proficiency represents a person who has
                        achieved the major goals to the minimum amount of preparation necessary for taking
                        more advanced work in the same field, but without any major handicap of inadequacy in
                        his background.
       D      =         A few of the major goals have been achieved, but the student’s achievement is so limited
                        that he is not well prepared to work at a more advanced level in the same field.
       F      =         Failing, will be computed in GPA and hours attempted.
       N      =         No instruction or training in this area.


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UNIT 1: NATURE OF CROP PLANTS
Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, the students will be able to successfully identify and describe
plant & plant cell parts. The student will be able to list the seed parts, germination process, and explain
how this affects plant growth and crop production.
A B C D F N                                        Specific Competencies
                          Demonstrate the ability to:
                          Describe plant taxonomy.
                          Name parts of the plant.
                          Define plant morphology.
                          Name the parts of the plant cell.
                          Define absorption and translocation.
                          Identify the parts of plant roots.
                          Determine the most limiting factors for any stage of crop growth.
                          Identify the parts of plant stems.
                          Define photosynthesis, transpiration, respiration, and the parts and functions of
                          plant leaves.
                          Describe and name the flower parts of Kansas crops.
                          Describe stages of growth of soybeans, wheat, grain soybeans, and corn.
                          Identify seed parts.
                          Explain the process of germination, growth, and development of monocots
                          versus dicots.
                          Determine the most limiting factors for any stage of crop growth.
                          Describe the influence of light quality and intensity upon plant growth.

                         Describe the influence of temperature on plant processes of hardening,
                         vernalization, growth, and flowering.
                         Describe the photoperiodic process in plants.
                         Define the climatic zones in Kansas.
                         Describe the influence of climate upon crop choice and production in Kansas.
                         Identify climate risk factors on crop production.

                         Explain climate factors that affect amounts of available water..

                         Describe the climate of your county from the appropriate soil survey report.
                         Relate temperature to water requirements.
                         Explain crop improvement and hybrid development procedures.




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UNIT 2: AGRICULTURE SEEDS
Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, the students will be able to successfully present a slideshow
describing and illustrating label laws, noxious weeds, harvesting & storage methods for major crops.
A B C D F N                                      Specific Competencies
                         Demonstrate the ability to:
                         Explain seed laws and certified seed labels.
                         Explain the information on certified seed labels.
                         Explain the noxious weed law.
                         Describe seed quality; compare and contrast seed and grain.
                         Demonstrate planter calibration procedures and calculations.
                         Describe seedbed objectives, characteristics, and preparation.
                         Identify and describe uses and problems of tillage and planting equipment.
                         Describe crop maturity and methods of harvesting.
                         Describe storage practices for major crops.
                         Identify crops and weeds (plant and seed).
                         Compare and contrast growth patterns of herbaceous annuals and perennials.
                         Identify crop pests (weeds, insects, and disease).




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 UNIT 3: CROP MANAGEMENT
 Outcomes: Upon completion of the unit, the students will be able to make accurate recommendations for
 planting dates, seed varieties, production methods, and weed control for local area grain farmers.
 A B C D F N                                        Specific Competencies
                          Demonstrate the ability to:
                          Determine the recommended wheat varieties for the local area.
                          List plant dates for field crops and factors affecting actual dates chosen.
                          Describe seedbed objectives, characteristics, and preparation.
                          Identify and describe uses and problems of tillage and planting equipment.
                          Describe crop maturity and methods of harvesting.
                          Identify crop pests (weeds, insects and disease).
                          Determine the recommended sorghum varieties for the local area.
                          Identify crop pests (weeds, insects and disease).
                          Describe the laws and licensing of chemical applicators.
                          Determine the recommended soybean varieties for the local area.
                          Identify crop pests (weeds, insects and disease).
                          Describe the laws and licensing of chemical applicators.
                          Determine the recommended corn varieties for the local area.
                          Identify crop pests (weeds, insects and disease).
                          Describe the laws and licensing of chemical applicators.
                          Determine the recommended legume varieties for the local area.
                          Identify crop pests (weeds, insects and disease).
                          Describe the laws and licensing of chemical applicators.
                          List plant dates for field crops and factors affecting actual dates chosen.
                          Prepare a list of range management practices and relate them to plant growth
                          and development.


Projects Required:

Textbook:
Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:
1.    Microscope
2.    Seed cleaners
3.    Crop samples
4.    Weed samples

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Attendance Policy:
Students should adhere to the attendance policy discussed on the first day of class.

Grading Policy:
Grading may vary according to the instructor.

Criterion Based Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated by written unit reviews, identification of crop and weed materials and satisfactorily
completing laboratory exercises. Letter grades will be based on the following scale from percentage grades.

100 - 90 = A
 89 - 80 = B
 79 - 70 = C
 69 - 60 = D
 59 or below = F

Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.

Course Timeframe:
Total clock hours per week:                                           4.5
        (a)   Lecture or Individualized Instruction                   3
        (b)   Lab or Shop                                             1.5
        (c)   Days per week (number)                                  4

 Catalog Description:
AGR 1235 - CROP SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (4 hrs) A study of the principles of production
of crop plants, including plant structure, classification physiology, adaptation, reproduction, pests,
diseases, and management practices.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented
disability. If a student has a disability, which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations,
contact the Disability Services Coordinator.




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    DISCLAIMER: THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FOR THE OFFICIAL COURSE PROCEDURE CONTACT ACADEMIC AFFAIRS.

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