AGRO801
Biology of Plant PathogensCrosslisted with PLPT 801, HORT 801

Prerequisites: PLPT 369 or equivalent; an introduction to biochemistry course

Description: Molecular and cellular approach to the study of plant pathological principles.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO802
Ecology and Management of Plant PathogensCrosslisted with PLPT 802, HORT 802

Prerequisites: PLPT 369 or equivalent; an introduction to biochemistry course

Description: Principles of plant disease epidemiology and disease control through cultural, biological, chemical and host plant resistance strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO803
Scientific Writing and CommunicationCrosslisted with AGRO 403, HORT 403, HORT 803

Prerequisites: Senior standing or higher, an ACE 1 written communication course, an ACE 2 oral communication course, and permission of instructor.

Description: Reading and critiquing, writing, and presenting scientific information. Use research data to compose a manuscript in standard scientific format, and prepare and present a poster to a general audience. Ethical issues in research and writing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO806
Plant Ecophysiology: Theory and PracticeCrosslisted with HORT 406, HORT 806, NRES 406, NRES 806, AGRO 406

Prerequisites: Junior standing; 4 hrs ecology; and 4 hrs botany or plant physiology.

Description: Principles of plant physiology which underlie the relationship between plants and their physical, chemical and biotic environments. An introduction to the ecological niche, limiting factors and adaptation. An overview of the seed germination and ecology, plant and soil water relations, nutrients, plant energy budgets, photosynthesis, carbon balance and plant-animal interactions. An introduction to various field equipment used in ecophysiological studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO807
Plant-Water RelationsCrosslisted with BIOS 817, NRES 807

Prerequisites: AGRO 325 or equivalent; MATH 106 recommended

Description: Quantitative study of water relations in the soil-plant-atmosphere system. Basic physical processes, which describe the movement of water in the soil and the atmosphere, and the physiological processes, which describe water movement inside of the plant. Stomata physiology and the effects of internal water deficits on photosynthesis, respiration, nitrogen metabolism, cell division and cell enlargement. Results from integrative models used to study the relative importance of environmental versus physiological factors for several plant-environment systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO808
Microclimate: The Biological EnvironmentCrosslisted with AGRO 408, GEOG 408, HORT 408, METR 408, NRES 408, WATS 408, GEOG 808, HORT 808, METR 808, NRES 808

Prerequisites: Junior standing, MATH 106 or equivalent, 5 hrs physics, major in any of the physical or biological sciences or engineering; or permission.

Description: Physical factors that create the biological environment. Radiation and energy balances of earth's surfaces, terrestrial and marine. Temperature, humidity, and wind regimes near the surface. Control of the physical environment through irrigation, windbreaks, frost protection, manipulation of light, and radiation. Applications to air pollution research. Instruments for measuring environmental conditions and remote sensing of the environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO809A
Case studies in plant breeding: Breeding for Disease ResisitanceCrosslisted with AGRO 409A, HORT 409A, HORT 809A

Description: The application of fundamental genetics principles in inheritance, gene mapping and DNA analysis to decision making by plant breeders with the goal of improving disease resistance in crop cultivars. Learning is structured by the genetics discovery story told in published research articles and the thinking process of plant breeders who will use these discoveries in their work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO809B
Case Studies in plant breeding: Transgenic strategies for disease resistanceCrosslisted with AGRO 409B, HORT 409B, HORT 809B

Description: The application of basic science and technology by plant genetic engineering experts with the goal of teaming with plant breeders to improve disease resistance in crop cultivars. Learning is structured by the genetics discovery story told in published research articles and the thinking process of genetic engineers and plant breeders who will use these discoveries in their work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO810
Plant Molecular BiologyCrosslisted with BIOC 810, BIOS 810, HORT 810

Prerequisites: AGRO 215 or BIOS 206; BIOC 831 or permission

Description: Molecular genetic basis of biological function in higher plants. Genome organization, gene structure and function, regulation of gene expression, recombinant DNA, and genetic engineering principles. Material taken primarily from current literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO811
Crop Genetic EngineeringCrosslisted with AGRO 411

Description: Basic steps required to produce genetically engineered crops. Genetic engineering procedures used to develop current crops and innovations that will lead to future products. Genetic engineering process and predicting how changes in different steps of the process influence the final crop. Application of genetic engineering technology to plan the development of new genetically engineered crops.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO812
Crop and Weed GeneticsCrosslisted with AGRO 412

A previous class in Genetics is highly recommended.

Description: Application of classical and molecular genetic principles to the explanation of variation observed in plant families and populations. Interpretation of information gathered from whole plant trait observation and from molecular analysis. Relationships between crops and weeds. Examples from genetic studies on both crop and weed species are the basis of course.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO813
Turfgrass and Landscape Weed ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 813, TLMT 813

Description: Fundamental terminology associated with turfgrass and landscape weed management. Weed identification and the cultural practices and herbicide strategies to limit weed invasion and persistence.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO814
Turfgrass Disease ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 414, HORT 414, HORT 814, PLPT 414, PLPT 814, TLMT 414, TLMT 814

Prerequisites: BIOS/PLPT 369 or one semester of introductory plant pathology.

Description: Pathogens, epidemiology, and control of diseases specific to turfgrass.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO815A
Self-pollinated Crop BreedingCrosslisted with ENTO 815A

Prerequisites: AGRO 215

Description: Self-pollinated plant breeding theory and methods. Pedigree, bulk, single seed descent, back-crossing methods and inbreeding theory.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 816B; AGRO 816E

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO815B
Germplasm and GenesCrosslisted with ENTO 815B

Prerequisites: AGRO 215

Description: Obtaining germplasm and genes from cultivated plants, wild relatives of cultivated plants, and the biosphere. Origination of crops, mutation genetics, biotechnology as a source of genes, chromosomal engineering and plant reproduction.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 816B; AGRO 816E

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO815D
Cross-pollinated Crop BreedingCrosslisted with ENTO 815D

Prerequisites: AGRO 215

Description: Cross-pollinated breeding theory and methods. Genes in populations, recurrent selection methods, creating populations, hybrid production practices, and population improvement theory.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 816B; AGRO 816E

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO816A
Heterosis

Description: Classical concepts of heterosis; genetic hypotheses for hybrid vigor; quantitative genetics of heterosis; new tools to study hybrid vigor, structure and function; organization of germplasm into heterotic groups; prediction of heterosis and hybrid performance; mechanisms for making hybrid seed; and breeding methods/concepts for developing hybrids in plants.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO816B
Haploids and Doubled Haploids in Plant Breeding

Prerequisites: AGRO 815A, B, and D or permission

Description: Variations in chromosome number, biology and technology of haploids/doubled haploids in higher plants, microspore embryogenesis, wide hybridizations, in vivo mazie parthenogenesis-type, and radiation systems. Use of haploids in genetics researach, DH systems in self-pollinated, cross-pollinated, and hybrid crop breeding.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO816E
Genotype by Environment Interaction

Prerequisites: AGRO 815A, B, and D, STAT 801, 802 or equivalent course work or permission

Description: Types and causes of phenotype instability due to impacts of envrionmental factors. Topics include adaptation, impacts of G x E on selection and testing, selection of evaluation environments. Statistical concepts to describe/model ineractions, breeding for reliability across unpredictable environments, precision phenotyping, selection for specific stresses, use of QTL's for abiotic and biotic stress stability.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO817
Plant Pathology Principles and ApplicationCrosslisted with PLPT 817, HORT 817

Prerequisites: 12 hours of prior coursework in the plant sciences

Description: Introduction to the biology of plant pathogenic organisms; pathogen-plant interactions; environmental influences; cultural, resistance, and chemical strategies for plant disease management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO818
Agricultural BiochemistryCrosslisted with BIOC 818

Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in life sciences or related area, and a course in biochemistry

Description: A Web-based course. Biochemical underpinnings of agricultural production and processing systems. Agricultural biotechnology; bioenergetics; kinetics and enzyme regulation; interaction of biomolecules with light, photosynthesis and the balance between anabolism and catabolism in microbes, plants and animals.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO819
Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural ResourcesCrosslisted with AGRO 419, GEOG 419, GEOL 419, NRES 420, GEOG 819, GEOL 819, NRES 820

Prerequisites: GEOG/NRES 418.

Description: Introduction to the practical uses of remote electromagnetic sensing in dealing with agricultural and water-resources issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO821
Learning BiotechnologyCrosslisted with HORT 821

Description: Investigate biotechnology and its application in solving problems and connect biotechnology to basic science concepts in biology and chemistry. Integrate individually-designed biotechnology lessons into learning standards.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO822
Integrated Weed ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 822

Prerequisites: 12 hrs AGRO and/or closely related HORT and/or BIOS

Description: Principles and application of (IWM). Noxious and invasive weed species. Crops and weed control. Plant population shifts. Use of herbicides and the biologically effective dose. Critical period of weed control and weed threshold. Herbicide tolerant crops.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO824
Plant Nutrition and Nutrient ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 824

Prerequisites: AGRO 325 or basic course in plant physiology. A course in organic chemistry or biochemistry recommended

Offered spring semesters.

Description: Macro and micro nutrient elements and their function in the growth and development of plants. Role of single elements. Interaction and/or balances between elements and nutrient deficiency and/or toxicity symptoms as they affect the physiology of the whole plant. Relationship between crop nutrition and production and/or environmental considerations (e.g. yield, drought, temperature, pests).

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO826
Invasive PlantsCrosslisted with AGRO 426, HORT 426, HORT 826, NRES 426, NRES 826

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; BIOS 109.

Description: Identification, biology and ecology of weedy and invasive plants. Principles of invasive plant management by preventative, cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical means using an adaptive management framework. Herbicide terminology and classification, plant-herbicide and soil-herbicide interactions, equipment calibration and dosage calculations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO827
Turfgrass Systems ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 427, HORT 427, TLMT 427, HORT 827, TLMT 827

Prerequisites: TLMT 227 and TLMT 327.

Description: Critical evaluation of turfgrass settings to create economical and environmentally friendly management systems for professionally managed turf areas.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO829A
Food Security: A Global PerspectiveCrosslisted with ANTH 429A, ANTH 829A, AGRO 429A, HORT 429A, HORT 829A, NRES 429A, NRES 829A, NUTR 429A, NUTR 829A

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Overview of the technical and sociocultural dimensions of global food insecurity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO831
Spatial Variability in Soils

Prerequisites: AGRO/SOIL 366 and STAT 801.

Offered spring semester of even-numbered years.

Description: Basic concepts of soil variability, its underlying causes. The impact spatial variability has on soil management, primarily for crop production. Geographic and geo-statistical concepts. Use of spatial information for more profitable crop production.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO832
Learning Plant ScienceCrosslisted with HORT 832

Description: The biology of plants grown for food, fiber, fuel and fun. Connect applied plant science to basic science concepts in biology and chemistry. Integrate individually-designed plant science lessons into learning standards.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO834
Plant BiochemistryCrosslisted with AGRO 434, BIOC 434, BIOS 434, CHEM 434, BIOC 834, BIOS 834, CHEM 834

Prerequisites: BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 431/831.

Description: Biochemical metabolism unique to plants. Relationships of topics previously acquired in general biochemistry to biochemical processes unique to plants. Biochemical mechanisms behind physiological processes discussed in plant or crop physiology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO835
AgroecologyCrosslisted with AGRO 435, HORT 435, NRES 435, NRES 835

Prerequisites: For AGRO/HORT/NRES 435: Senior standing or permission. For AGRO/NRES 835: 12 hrs biological or agricultural sciences or permission.

Description: Integration of principles of ecology, plant and animal sciences, crop protection, and rural landscape planning and management for sustainable agriculture. Includes natural and cultivated ecosystems, population and community ecology, nutrient cycling, pest management, hydrologic cycles, cropping and grazing systems, landscape ecology, biodiversity, and socioeconomic evaluation of systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO836
Agroecosystems AnalysisCrosslisted with AGRO 436, HORT 436, HORT 836

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Description: Analysis of production, economics, environmental impacts, and social integration aspects of farms and farming systems

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO837
Animal, Food and Industrial Uses of GrainCrosslisted with AGRO 437

Prerequisites: CHEM 105 or 109, and one of the following: AGRO 204 or ASCI 250.

Description: Identification and comparison of grain quality characteristics desired by livestock feeders, human food processors and industrial users, and methods used to measure these characteristics.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO838
Producing Grain for Animal, Food and Industrial UsesCrosslisted with AGRO 438

Prerequisites: CHEM 109 and one of the following: AGRO 204 or ASCI 250.

AGRO 215 and 437/837 recommended. AGRO 215 and 437/837 recommended.

Description: Genetic development, production practices, and grain handling and storage procedures to deliver quality grain to livestock feeders, human food processors and industrial uses.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO839
Organic Farming and Food SystemsCrosslisted with AGRO 439, HORT 439, HORT 839

Prerequisites: Admission to the MS or PhD program

Description: History of organic farming and horticultural systems, organic certification, nutrient and pest management in organic systems, planning organic enterprises including production and marketing, resilience of organic systems in ecological, economic, and social terms; future issues and potentials of organic food systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO840
Great Plains EcosystemCrosslisted with AGRO 440, NRES 840, RNGE 440, NRES 440

Prerequisites: Junior standing. BIOS 101 and 101L, or equivalent, recommended.

Description: Characteristics of Great Plains ecosystems, interrelationships of ecological factors and processes, and their application in the management of grasslands. Interactions of fire, vegetation, grazing animals and wildlife.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO841
Perennial Plant Function, Growth, and DevelopmentCrosslisted with AGRO 441, HORT 441, HORT 841, RNGE 441

Prerequisites: AGRO 325 or equivalent.

Description: Principles of crop physiology and developmental morphology in relation to function, growth, development, and survival of perennial forage, range, and turf plants. The relationship of physiology and morphological development on plant use and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO842
Wildland PlantsCrosslisted with AGRO 442, NRES 842, RNGE 442, NRES 442

Prerequisites: Junior standing. BIOS 101 and 101L, or equivalent, recommended.

Description: Wildland plants that are important to grassland and shrubland ecosystem management and production. Distribution, utilization, classification, identification (including identification by vegetative parts), uses by Native Americans, and recognition of grasses, fords, shrubs, exotic and wetland plants.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO843
Ecology of Invasive Species

Description: Ecological principles and their application to invasive species. Discussion of population level characteristics and community and ecosystem level effects of a wide variety of taxa including invasive microbial, fungal, plant, invertebrate, and vertebrate examples. Current global consequences and governmental policies/programs designed to limit the spread of invasives.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO844
Ecosystem Monitoring and AssessmentCrosslisted with AGRO 444, NRES 844, RNGE 444, NRES 444

Prerequisites: Junior standing. NRES 220 or equivalent, recommended.

Description: Measurement and monitoring of the important vegetation and environmental factors used to develop management guidelines in grasslands, savannas, woodlands, and wetlands. Emphasis on using ecosystem monitoring protocols for assessment of wildlife habitat, fuels management for wild-land fire, livestock production, and watershed function. Requires field sampling and travel to local field sites.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO845
Livestock Management on Range and PastureCrosslisted with AGRO 445, ASCI 451, ASCI 851, RNGE 445

Prerequisites: ASCI 250 and AGRO 240 or 340; AECN 201 recommended.

Description: Analyzing the plant and animal resources and economic aspects of pasturage. Management of pasture and range for continued high production emphasized.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO846
Forage QualityCrosslisted with ASCI 824

Prerequisites: AGRO/RNGE 240 and ASCI 320, or equivalents; 3 cr hrs of introductory statistics; and permission

Description: The chemical characteristics of forage components. The interactions with ruminant physiology and digestion that influence forage feeding value. The laboratory procedures used to evaluate forages for grazing livestock.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO847
Grassland Fire Ecology

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 and 101L, or equivalent, recommended

Description: Ecological effects of fire on grassland ecosystems. Insight into the history of fires, the people who use them and why, the parts of a fire, how fires behave in relation to fuel and weather, and the conducting and safety of prescribed burns

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO848
Grassland Monitoring and Assessment

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 and 101L; and AGRO 240, or their equivalents, recommended.

Description: Vegetation sampling theory and plot selection. Quantitative measures used in vegetation analysis, root growth, and utilization. Similarity index, health, and trend for grassland monitoring and assessment. Use of basic statistics and the microcomputer to analyze data sets comparing methods for determination of biomass, basal cover, frequency, and density.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO849
Watershed Management in Grasslands

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 and 101L; NRES 220; and AGRO 240, or their equivalents, recommended

Description: Management of physical/biological settings and processes along with human activities on water and watersheds considering preventative and restorative strategies in a natural resource range-land setting.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO850
Climate and SocietyCrosslisted with AGRO 450, GEOG 450, METR 450, NRES 452, GEOG 850, METR 850, NRES 852

Prerequisites: METR 100 or NRES 370 or equivalent.

Description: Impact of climate and extreme climatic events on society and societal responses to those events. Global in scope and interdisciplinary.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO851
Grassland Plant Identification

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 and 101L; and AGRO 240, or their equivalents, recommended

Description: Study of plants that have ecological and/or agricultural importance in the Great Plains. Plant identification, grassland ecosystems and plants forage value, palatability, and utilization by both domestic livestock and wildlife. Cultural and historical uses of grassland.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO852
Grazing Ecology and Management

Description: This course discusses the ecological principles of domesticated livestock grazing and their application to manage grazing lands. Theoretical and applied models of plant/animals interactions will be presented. Grazing systems and their management of ecosystem services will be presented as balance between production and conservation outcomes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO855
Soil Chemistry and MineralogyCrosslisted with AGRO 455, NRES 455, NRES 855, SOIL 455

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 or GEOL 101; CHEM 109 and 110; CHEM 221 or 251; or equivalent.

Description: Chemical and mineralogical properties of soil components. Inorganic colloidal fraction. Structures of soil minerals as a means of understanding properties, such as ion exchange and equilibria; release and supply of nutrient and toxic materials; and soil acidity and alkalinity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO858
Soil Physical DeterminationsCrosslisted with AGRO 458, NRES 458, NRES 858, SOIL 458

Prerequisites: SOIL/AGRO/GEOL/WATS 361; PHYS 141 or equivalent; MATH 102 or 103.

Description: Survey of measurement techniques and principles used in characterizing the physical properties of soils. Includes analysis of experimental design and sources of experimental error. Techniques include: particle size analysis, soil water content, pore size analysis, field sampling techniques, soil strength, and saturated hydraulic conductivity.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO860
Soil MicrobiologyCrosslisted with AGRO 460, BIOS 447, NRES 460, SOIL 460, BIOS 847, NRES 860

Prerequisites: One semester microbiology; one semester biochemistry or organic chemistry.

Description: Soil from a microbe's perspective-growth, activity and survival strategies; principles governing methods to study microorganisms and biochemical processes in soil; mechanisms controlling organic matter cycling and stabilization with reference to C, N, S, and P; microbial interactions with plants and animals; and agronomic and environmental applications of soil microorganisms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO861

Prerequisites: AGRO/SOIL 153; PHYS 141 or equivalent, one semester of calculus.

Description: Principles of soil physics. Movement of water, air, heat, and solutes in soils. Water retention and movement, including infiltration and field water regime. Movement of chemicals in soils.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO869
Bio-Atmospheric InstrumentationCrosslisted with AGRO 469, GEOG 469, HORT 407, METR 469, MSYM 469, NRES 469, GEOG 869, HORT 807, METR 869, MSYM 869, NRES 869

Prerequisites: Junior standing; MATH 106; 4 hrs physics; physical or biological science major.

Description: Discussion and practical application of principles and practices of measuring meteorological and related variables near the earth's surface including temperature, humidity, precipitation, pressure, radiation and wind. Performance characteristics of sensors and modern data collection methods are discussed and evaluated.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO872
Applied Soil PhysicsCrosslisted with AGRO 472, NRES 472, NRES 872, SOIL 472, WATS 472

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 or equivalent; MATH 104 or MATH 106 or equivalent.

Description: Emphasis on applied soil physics. Discussion of theoretical principles followed by field and laboratory exercises and applications. Fluxes of water, solutes, air, and heat through the soil. Emphasis on water infiltration, water retention, other soil hydraulic properties. Components of soil water balance. Management of soil water.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission.

Capstone course.

Description: Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from nonpoint sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO880
Modified RootzonesCrosslisted with AGRO 480, HORT 480, TLMT 480, TLMT 880, HORT 880

Description: Modified rootzones and their applications in the turfgrass and landscape management industry. Correct applications and construction techniques. Offered as a five-week course.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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AGRO884
Water Resources SeminarCrosslisted with AGRO 484, GEOG 484, GEOL 484, NRES 484, WATS 484, NRES 884, GEOG 884, GEOL 884, WATS 884

Prerequisites: Junior or above standing, or permission.

Description: Seminar on current water resources research and issues in Nebraska and the region.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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AGRO888
Business Management for Agricultural EnterprisesCrosslisted with HORT 488, HORT 888, EAEP 488, AGRO 488, ENTR 488, EAEP 888, ENTR 888, ABUS 488

Description: Research a specific agricultural enterprise. Develop and present a business plan using materials from the primary area of interest. HORT 488/888 requires the completion of a shadowing assignment and the analysis of case studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGRO889
Urbanization of Rural LandscapesCrosslisted with AGRO 489, CRPL 489, HORT 489, HORT 889, CRPL 889

Prerequisites: Senior standing, graduate standing, or permission.

Description: Development converts rural landscapes into housing, roads, malls, parks, and commercial uses. This process fragments landscapes and changes ecosystem functions, drives up land prices, and pushes agriculture into more marginal areas.This multi-disciplinary, experiential course guides students in learning about the urbanization process, the impacts on landscapes, people, and the community, and the choices that are available to informed citizens.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGRO894
Graduate Degree Project CreditsCrosslisted with HORT 894

Prerequisites: Admission to Master of Agronomy or Horticulture degree program

Description: Design, develop and complete a project that requires synthesis of the course topics covered in the primary area of emphasis.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

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AGRO896
Independent StudyCrosslisted with AGRO 496, RNGE 496, SOIL 496
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

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AGRO897
Master of Applied Science ProjectCrosslisted with AGRI 897, HORT 897, NRES 897

Prerequisites: Admission to Master of Applied Science degree program

Project activity for the Master of Applied Science degree.

Description: Design, develop and complete a project that requires synthesis of the course topics covered in the primary area of emphasis.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

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AGRO899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser.

P/N only.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

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AGRO906
Crop Growth and Yield ModelingCrosslisted with NRES 906

Prerequisites: AGRO 325/HORT 325 Introductory Plant Physiology or equivalent; Recommended: AGRO 406/806 NRES 406/806 HORT 406/806 Plant Ecophysiology or equivalent.

Description: Understanding and use of crop simulation models and ability to build crop models. Studying principles and quantitative descriptions of crop production ecology. Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGRO907
Agricultural ClimatologyCrosslisted with HORT 907, METR 907, NRES 907

Prerequisites: NRES 808; STAT 801 or equivalent

Description: Offered spring semester of odd-numbered calendar years. Analysis and use of climatological data as applied to agricultural activities and the use of climatological information to assist in decision making.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGRO919
Plant GeneticsCrosslisted with HORT 919

Prerequisites: AGRO 215

Description: Focus student learning on principles related to mendelian, population, and molecular genetics of plants including allelisms, nonallelic gene interaction, linkage and recombination, mode of inheritance, mutation, epigenetics, DNA-based makers and mapping techniques, inheritance of qualitative and quantitative traits, and plant transformation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGRO920
Xenobiotics in the EnvironmentCrosslisted with ENTO 920, EOHT 920, HORT 920, NRES 920

Prerequisites: Recommend one course each in organic chemistry, soil science, biochemistry, plant physiology, microbiology and ecology

Description: Fate and ecotoxicological impacts of biologically foreign compounds in soil-water-plant environments; uptake, mechanisms of toxicity and metabolism in plants and other biota. Herbicides and other pesticides.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGRO931
Population GeneticsCrosslisted with ASCI 931, HORT 931

Prerequisites: AGRO 215 and STAT 801

Description: Structure of populations, forces affecting gene frequency and frequency of genotypes, continuous variation, population values and means, genotypic and environmental variances and covariances.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 932, STAT 847; ASCI 944, STAT 844

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGRO932
Biometrical Genetics and Plant BreedingCrosslisted with STAT 847

Prerequisites: AGRO 931

STAT 802 recommended. Offered odd-numbered calendar years.

Description: Theoretical concepts involved in planning breeding programs for the improvement of measurable morphological, physiological, and biochemical traits that are under polygenic control in crop plants of various types.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGRO940
Forage EvaluationCrosslisted with ASCI 924

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Offered even-numbered calendar years. Analytic procedures and research methods used in evaluating biochemical components and nutritive value of forages. An evaluation of the impact of forage quality on forage breeding and animal performance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGRO955
Solute Movement in SoilsCrosslisted with AGEN 955, CIVE 955, GEOL 985

Prerequisites: MATH 208; AGRO 861 or GEOL 888 or MSYM 852 or CIVE 858

Description: Examination of the theory and experimental evidence available to characterize the movement of chemicals in soil. Both saturated and unsaturated flow conditions examined. Initial presentation of basic theoretical concepts. Remainder of class a discussion of the literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGRO963
Genetics of Host-Parasite InteractionCrosslisted with BIOS 963, HORT 963, PLPT 963

Prerequisites: BIOS 820; and permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGRO965
Plant VirologyCrosslisted with BIOS 965, PLPT 965, HORT 965

Prerequisites: PLPT *801 or *802; and permission

Description: Virus molecular biology; virosphere; virus-vector relationships; plant resistance to virus infection economic impact and control of plant diseases by viruses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGRO968
Seminar in Plant PathologyCrosslisted with BIOS 968, PLPT 968, HORT 968

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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AGRO991
Seminar Presentation and EvaluationCrosslisted with HORT 991

Description: Various topics in horticulture, agronomy or related subjects. Emphasis on techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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AGRO992
General SeminarCrosslisted with HORT 992, NRES 992

Description: Expected of all Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students. Presentation of thesis/dissertation or non-thesis topics in agronomy, horticulture or related subjects. Agronomy and Horticulture PhD students should enroll in this course twice.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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AGRO996
Research in Crops

Prerequisites: 12 hrs agronomy or closely related sciences and permission

Course details
Credit Hours:2-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:2-5

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AGRO996A
Research in SoilsCrosslisted with NRES 996A

Prerequisites: 12 hrs AGRO or closely related sciences, and permission

Course details
Credit Hours:2-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:2-5

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AGRO999
Doctoral DissertationCrosslisted with HORT 999

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

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