AGRO92
Plant Biology Portfolio and AssessmentCrosslisted with HORT 92, NRES 92

Prerequisites: Junior standing in Plant Biology degree program

Required for graduation. Offered every Fall during the first 5 weeks. Pass/No Pass only.

Description: Development of an experiential portfolio and completion of an online survey as part of assessment activities.

Course details
Credit Hours:0
Max credits per semester:
Max credits per degree:
Grading Option:Pass No Pass

Credit Hours:0

ACE:

AGRO100
Plants, Landscapes, & the EnvironmentCrosslisted with HORT 100, TLMT 100

Description: Introduction to a diverse range of plant and landscape systems and management strategies for balancing economic and environmental sustainability. Foundational principles of plant biology, landscape ecology, and environmental science explored within the context of these systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

AGRO102
Internship and Career PreparationCrosslisted with HORT 102, TLMT 102

Description: Group and individual activities to help formulate career goals, improve academic success skills, identify beneficial co-curricular activities, and select appropriate internships.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO107
Invasive Plant Species: Impacts on EcosystemsCrosslisted with NRES 107

Online only

Description: The flora of the earth is constantly being re-distributed by natural and human forces. As plant species change locations, they affect ecosystems, but how? In this course, students will learn how invasive plants establish and spread in ecosystems and develop an understanding of their impacts on ecosystems from local to global scales.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

AGRO127
Survey of Turfgrass and Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with TLMT 127, HORT 127

Description: Introduction to careers, internships and co-curricular activities in turfgrass and landscape management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO131
Plant ScienceCrosslisted with HORT 131

Description: The biology of plants grown for food, feed, fuel, fiber and fun! Starting with natural and managed ecosystems and their interactions, the course then introduces how plants obtain and manage water and nutrients before giving a big picture view of carbon assimilation, metabolism and storage in terms of plant productivity and growth in variable environments. The way plants respond to endogenous and applied growth regulators as well as genetic signals is described, before considering the role of genetics in plant pest interactions and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

AGRO132
Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 or parallel

Description: Growth, development, morphology and staging of annual and perennial monocot and dicot plants produced for grain, forage and grazing. Evaluation of seed, grain and forage quality for plants of agronomic importance.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTO 308; HORT 306; HORT 307

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO134
Plant Sciences LaboratoryCrosslisted with HORT 134, TLMT 134

Prerequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in AGRO/HORT 131 required.

Open to all majors and minors, except Agronomy or Horticulture.

Description: An exploration of plant morphology, physiology, and maturation with an emphasis on environmental, biotic, and human interactions within production and landscape systems. Not open to Agronomy or Horticulture majors or minors.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTO 308; HORT 306; HORT 307

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1

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AGRO153
Soil ResourcesCrosslisted with HORT 153, SOIL 153

Description: Investigation into the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils, in relation to their appropriate uses, protection, and vital roles or functions in broader plant-soil systems. Apply exercises such as discussion, evidence-based writing, assessment, planning, problem-solving, and presentations in relation to principles and practices involving all aspects of soils.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO204
Resource-Efficient Crop Management

Prerequisites: AGRO 131 and AGRO/SOIL 153

Description: The integration of crop and soil science, plant breeding, climatology and integrated pest management disciplines to develop and evaluate crop management strategies that make the most efficient use of natural resources such as solar radiation, water, and soil, as well as other external inputs utilized for field crop management.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 431, AGRO 431, MSYM 431; AGRO 395; AGRO 405

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO215
GeneticsCrosslisted with HORT 215, TLMT 215

Prerequisites: 3 hrs biological sciences.

Description: Discovery of the biology of genes and the application of genetics principles to understand the control and inheritance of traits in families and populations. Focus is on animals and plants that are important in medicine, agriculture and nature. Learning emphasis is problem solving via online, instant feedback assessments, group discussion, experimental data analysis and context-based exams.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 330; ASCI 486; PLPT 418, PLPT 818

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO216
Plant Breeding Principles and PracticeCrosslisted with HORT 216

Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry. BIOS 101 and 101L or 102 or equivalent recommended.

Description: Plant breeding theory and technique. Application of genetic principles to plant improvement. Experience with breeding agronomic and horticultural plant species to illustrate plant mating systems and breeding principles.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO227
Introductory Turfgrass ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 227, TLMT 227

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or AGRO 278 or either concurrently.

Description: Introduction to turfgrasses, their management and use, and to the turfgrass industry.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 327, HORT 327, TLMT 327; TLMT 395T

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO228
Introduction to Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 228, TLMT 228

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or AGRO/HORT 278 or either concurrently.

Description: An overview of landscape systems for human intent. Includes seasonal and materials-specific BMPs for assessment, soil work, irrigation, plants and hardscapes, pests and diseases, using a combination of site visits, collaborations, and applied case studies.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 470, HORT 470, TLMT 470; TLMT 395L

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO229
Introductory Turfgrass Management LaboratoryCrosslisted with TLMT 229, HORT 229

Description: Laboratory covering turfgrass identification and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO230
Technical Reporting in Plant and Landscape SystemsCrosslisted with HORT 230

This course is intended for first or second year students.

Description: Learn introductory data science skills necessary to collect, manage, and analyze data. Gain the necessary skills to interpret and effectively communicate information derived from data.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO240
Forage Crop and Pasture ManagementCrosslisted with RNGE 240, GRAS 240

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or BIOS 101 or LIFE 120

Description: Principles basic to the establishment, management, and utilization of forage crops and pastures. Plant identification and selection, seeding, fertilization, irrigation, forage quality and utilization, hay and silage preservation, and grazing management. The role of forages and ranges in developing a sustainable agriculture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO242
North American Wildland PlantsCrosslisted with HORT 242, RNGE 242, GRAS 242

Prerequisites: Permission.

AGRO/RNGE 240 recommended.

Description: Identification and description of two-hundred important wildland plants of North America. Characteristics of these plants evaluated in terms of management implications.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO245
Introduction to Grassland Ecology and ManagementCrosslisted with NRES 245

Prerequisites: AGRO 153

Description: Grassland ecology and management is relevant to students with education and career goals in managing natural resources in Nebraska and the Great Plains. About 50% of the land area in Nebraska is classified as grassland (or rangeland) and is the land type with the most opportunity for enhancing biodiversity and wildlife habitat. Applying ecological principles and social values to managing rangeland resources, students will develop a knowledge and appreciation for the various grassland management uses and techniques available to resource managers.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 340, RNGE 340, GRAS 340

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO269
Principles of Soil ManagementCrosslisted with SOIL 269

Prerequisites: AGRO 153.

Description: Current state-of-knowledge of soil and water management; impacts of water and wind erosion on soil productivity, and nutrient dynamics; soil management in response to the increased climate variability; improved management practices such as conservation tillage (i.e., no-till), cropping systems, cover crops, crop residue management, perennial systems, water management and irrigation; nutrient cycling; and soil quality and health.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 395; AGRO 405

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO270
Biological InvadersCrosslisted with HORT 270, NRES 270, PLPT 270

Prerequisites: 3 hrs biological sciences.

Description: Impact of exotic species and invasive organisms: agricultural and medical emerging disease; predicting biological invasions; biological control; regulatory, monitoring, and control efforts; ecological impact.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO275
Agribusiness Entrepreneurial FinanceCrosslisted with AECN 275, EAEP 275, ENTR 275, HORT 275

Description: Overview of financial issues for agribusiness start-ups. Business funding specific to new enterprises. Case studies on financial practices for start-up firms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO278
BotanyCrosslisted with HORT 278

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 or LIFE 120 or AGRO/HORT 131

Description: Introduction to the plant kingdom and to plants as biological organisms; structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs with emphasis on seed plants; the important processes and concepts of life cycles, evolution, and physiology.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 227, HORT 227, TLMT 227; AGRO 228, HORT 228, TLMT 228

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO279
Soil EvaluationCrosslisted with NRES 279, SOIL 279

AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 - Soil Resources recommended, but not required. This course includes an inter-collegiate Soil Judging contest that takes place in the North Central region of the United States during the course of the class, or a course-based undergraduate research experience.

Description: Apply fundamental knowledge to the description of soils in the field. Application of techniques employed in writing descriptions of soil morphology and in classifying and interpreting soils.

This course is a prerequisite for: NRES 379, AGRO 379, SOIL 379

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO295
InternshipCrosslisted with RNGE 295, SOIL 295, HORT 295

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of an internship contract. The internship contract is subject to approval by the department. Internships completed without a signed contract may not qualify for credit.

Pass/No Pass only; requires advanced permission before registering for the course.

Description: Professional experience in a plant, landscape or soil interest area. Experience may be with a business, government agency, organization, or a university research, extension, or teaching program.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AGRO325
Introductory Plant Physiology

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or LIFE 120

Description: Introduction to physiological and developmental processes in plants. Topics include plant-water relations, photosynthesis, carbon metabolism and source-sink translocation, light responses, hormonal regulation during growth, development and environmental stresses such as drought, heat, salinity, flooding stress among others. Emphasizes the development of a broader knowledge of how crops respond to abiotic factors associated with changing climate through conceptual integration of physiological and molecular processes. Science communication skills and teamwork experience are developed through oral presentations and poster sessions.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 441, AGRO 841, HORT 441, HORT 841, RNGE 441, GRAS 441

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO326
Landscape SolutionsCrosslisted with HORT 326, TLMT 326

Description: Using processes and problem-solving approach to identify and analyze common landscape management situations in commercial, public, and residential landscapes. Integrate design, environment, function, pest and disease, and existing management practices to produce recommendations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO327
Turfgrass Science and ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 327, TLMT 327

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; CHEM 105 or CHEM 105A and 105L or CHEM 109 or CHEM 109A and 109L; and TLMT 227

Description: Scientific principles of turf species adaptation, turf and/or soil relationships, establishment, fertility, mowing, irrigation, and pest control of turf species.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO330
Pruning OrnamentalsCrosslisted with HORT 330, TLMT 330

Description: Why, when and how to prune ornamental landscape plants. Demonstrations and field opportunities on how to choose and how to use pruning tools correctly.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO340
Range Management and ImprovementCrosslisted with RNGE 340, GRAS 340

Prerequisites: AGRO 240 or NRES 245

Description: The principles of range management within the ecosystem framework. Range improvement practices and grazing systems; plant control using biological, chemical and mechanical factors; prescribed burning; range seeding; range fertilization; and the integration of range with other forage resources.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 445, AGRO 845, ASCI 451, ASCI 851, RNGE 445, GRAS 445

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO361
Soils, Environment and Water QualityCrosslisted with GEOL 361, NRES 361, SOIL 361, WATS 361

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; MATH 102 or 103; two semesters chemistry (CHEM 105 or CHEM 105A and 105L, CHEM 106 or CHEM 106A and 106L, CHEM 109 or CHEM 109A and 109L, CHEM 110 or CHEM 110A and 110L) and WATS/GEOG/NRES 281

Description: Chemical and physical processes that influence the fate and transport of contaminants (inorganic, organic, microbial) in soil-water environments. Extent, fate, mitigation and impact of various sources of pollution. Remedial technologies used for environmental restoration of contaminated environments.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 458, AGRO 858, NRES 458, NRES 858, SOIL 458

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO366
Soil Nutrient RelationshipsCrosslisted with SOIL 366

Prerequisites: AGRO 153.

Description: Explores nutrient behaviors in soil and factors affecting nutrient management. Students work on developing fertilizer plans for complex plant production systems that follow the right place, right amount, right source, right time philosophy and ensure production of healthy and nutritious plants, improve profits and enterprise sustainability, fulfill legal requirements, and protect soil and water quality.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 405

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO375
Innovations for AgricultureCrosslisted with HORT 375, AGRI 375, EAEP 375, TLMT 375

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior class standing.

Description: Explore sustainability challenges in plant and animal agricultural systems, assess current solutions, and identify opportunities for innovation. Research, develop, prototype, test, and pitch an innovative product, service, or technology for agriculture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO379
Advanced Soil EvaluationCrosslisted with NRES 379, SOIL 379

Prerequisites: AGRO/NRES/SOIL 279

This course includes a national- or regional-level inter-collegiate Soil Judging contest that takes place during the course of the class.

Description: Apply fundamental knowledge and improve field techniques to the description and interpretation of soils in the field. Application of techniques employed in writing descriptions of soil morphology and in classifying and interpreting soils.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO388
Business Systems in EntrepreneurshipCrosslisted with HORT 388, ENTR 388, EAEP 388, ABUS 388

Description: Introductory models for a startup business. Ideation, customer segments, value proposition, minimal viable product and market fit.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 301

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO395
Internship in Agronomy

Prerequisites: Junior standing; AGRO 204 or 240 or 269; and completion of an internship contract. Internships completed without a signed contract not may qualify for credit.

Pass/No Pass only; requires advanced permission before registering for the course.

Description: Advanced internship in an agronomic enterprise. Must be a business, government agency, organization or university research, teaching, or extension program in which the student does not have previous internship credit.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AGRO403
Scientific Writing and CommunicationCrosslisted with AGRO 803, 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
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO405
Crop Management Strategies

Prerequisites: Senior standing; AGRO 204, AGRO/SOIL 269 or SOIL 366; and permission.

JGEN 200 and/or JGEN 300, and AECN 201 recommended; a pre-semester trip is required.

Description: Application, expansion, and integration of principles from agricultural, economic and social sciences into systems-level the development and management of cropping systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO406
Plant Ecophysiology: Theory and PracticeCrosslisted with AGRO 806, HORT 406, HORT 806, NRES 406, NRES 806

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO408
Microclimate: The Biological EnvironmentCrosslisted with GEOG 408, HORT 408, METR 408, NRES 408, WATS 408, AGRO 808, 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.

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 907, HORT 907, METR 907, NRES 907; BSEN 954, NRES 954

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO409A
Case studies in plant breeding: Breeding for Disease ResistanceCrosslisted with AGRO 809A, HORT 409A, HORT 809A

A previous class in genetics is highly recommended.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO409B
Case Studies in plant breeding: Transgenic strategies for disease resistanceCrosslisted with AGRO 809B, 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO411
Crop Genetic EngineeringCrosslisted with AGRO 811

A previous class in genetics is highly recommended.

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, and 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO412
Crop and Weed GeneticsCrosslisted with AGRO 812

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO414
Turfgrass Disease ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 814, 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO419
Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural ResourcesCrosslisted with GEOG 419, GEOL 419, NRES 420, AGRO 819, GEOG 819, GEOL 819, NRES 820

GEOG 418/NRES 418 recommended

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO420
Bioinformatics Applications in AgricultureCrosslisted with AGRO 820

Prerequisites: AGRO 215 Genetics or equivalent. Undergraduate students must be at the senior class level standing.

Description: Introduction to applied computational methods to analyze biological data, efficiently manipulate large data sets, and automate workflows. Learn strategies for assembling and analyzing data generated by modern high throughput sequencing platforms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO425
Cover Crops in AgroecosystemsCrosslisted with AGRO 825

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or AGRO/HORT 278 ; AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 (or equivalent)

Description: Explore the management, environmental, economic, and social considerations of cover crops across a diversity of agricultural production systems and regions. Grow cover crops, measure benefits and tradeoffs, and apply knowledge to make management and policy recommendations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO426
Invasive PlantsCrosslisted with AGRO 826, HORT 426, HORT 826, NRES 426, NRES 826

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; AGRO/HORT 131

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO427
Turfgrass Systems ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 427, TLMT 427, AGRO 827, 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO429
Plant Biotechnology ApplicationsCrosslisted with AGRO 829

Prerequisites: Faculty Permission

Description: Application of plant biotechnology to answer biological questions. Development of writing and thinking skills with a working knowledge of plant biology and biotechnology. Learning in a lab focused setting to solidify skills used in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and computational biology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO429A
Food Security: A Global PerspectiveCrosslisted with ANTH 429A, ANTH 829A, AGRO 829A, 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO431
Site-specific Crop ManagementCrosslisted with AGEN 431, MSYM 431

Prerequisites: Senior standing; AGRO/SOIL 153;AGRO 204.

Description: Principles and concepts of site-specific management. Evaluation of geographic information systems for crop production practices. Practical experience with hardware and software necessary for successful application of information affecting crop management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO434
Plant BiochemistryCrosslisted with BIOC 434, BIOS 434, CHEM 434, AGRO 834, 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO435
AgroecologyCrosslisted with AGRO 835, HORT 435, NRES 435, NRES 835

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

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO436
Agroecosystems AnalysisCrosslisted with AGRO 836, HORT 436, HORT 836

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Cost of travel required. Summer travel course with multi-state faculty. Farm visits to Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO437
Animal, Food and Industrial Uses of GrainCrosslisted with AGRO 837

Prerequisites: CHEM 105 or CHEM 105A and CHEM 105L or CHEM 109 or CHEM 109A and 109L, 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO438
Producing Grain for Animal, Food and Industrial UsesCrosslisted with AGRO 838

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

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO439
Organic Farming and Food SystemsCrosslisted with AGRO 839, HORT 439, HORT 839

Prerequisites: 12 credits of agricultural or biological science, economics, or natural resources

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO440
Great Plains EcosystemCrosslisted with AGRO 840, NRES 840, RNGE 440, NRES 440, GRAS 440

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO441
Perennial Plant Function, Growth, and DevelopmentCrosslisted with AGRO 841, HORT 441, HORT 841, RNGE 441, GRAS 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO442
Wildland PlantsCrosslisted with AGRO 842, NRES 842, RNGE 442, NRES 442, GRAS 442

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

AGRO/HORT 131 or LIFE 121 and 121L 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, forbs, shrubs, exotic and wetland plants.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO444
Ecosystem Monitoring and AssessmentCrosslisted with AGRO 844, NRES 844, RNGE 444, NRES 444, GRAS 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO445
Livestock Management on Range and PastureCrosslisted with AGRO 845, ASCI 451, ASCI 851, RNGE 445, GRAS 445

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

AECN 201 recommended. Capstone course. All students required to participate in a one-week field trip in central or western Nebraska prior to beginning of fall semester. Therefore, students must notify instructor at time of early registration (Dates are given in class schedule.)

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO450
Climate and SocietyCrosslisted with GEOG 450, METR 450, NRES 452, AGRO 850, GEOG 850, METR 850, NRES 852

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above.

Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO452
Irrigation Systems ManagementCrosslisted with MSYM 452, MSYM 852, WATS 452

Prerequisites: MSYM 109 or PHYS 141 or PHYS 151 or PHYS 211

AGRO/SOIL 153 recommended.

Description: Irrigation management and the selection, evaluation, and improvement of irrigation systems. Includes soil-water measurement, crop water use, irrigation scheduling, irrigation efficiency, measurement of water flow, irrigation systems, groundwater and wells, pumping systems, applying chemicals with irrigation systems, and environmental and water resource considerations.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 854, MSYM 854; AGEN 955, AGRO 955, CIVE 955, GEOL 985; MSYM 855

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO453
Urban Soil Properties and ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 453, LARC 453, SOIL 453

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153.

Description: Characteristics of soils in urban settings. Evaluation of soils intended for intensive human uses and strategies for their use. Identification of specific issues related to urban soils. Manipulation or remediation of soils subject to construction and other stresses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO455
Soil Chemistry and MineralogyCrosslisted with AGRO 855, NRES 455, NRES 855, SOIL 455

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

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. Forms and functions of organic matter in soil.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO458
Soil Physical DeterminationsCrosslisted with AGRO 858, 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO460
Soil Microbial EcologyCrosslisted with BIOS 460, NRES 460, SOIL 460, AGRO 860, BIOS 860, NRES 860

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Recommend having a strong science background, including courses from the agronomic, environmental, microbiology, engineering or medicine disciplines.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO461

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 955, AGRO 955, CIVE 955, GEOL 985

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO462
Cannabis Growth, Production and Breeding BasicsCrosslisted with HORT 462, AGRO 862, HORT 862

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT 131 or LIFE 121; AGRO 215 or BIOS 206

HORT 221 recommended

Description: History, breeding and production of cannabis for medicinal marijuana and hemp for fiber use when grown using a growth room, greenhouse, high tunnel and/or field. Clarification between scientific evidence and casual information.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

AGRO469
Bio-Atmospheric InstrumentationCrosslisted with GEOG 469, HORT 407, METR 469, MSYM 469, NRES 469, AGRO 869, 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO470
Critical Thinking in Landscape ManagementCrosslisted with HORT 470, TLMT 470

Prerequisites: HORT 228, TLMT 228

Description: Use processes and strategies to develop complete landscape management plans for public and/or private clients. Use data to evaluate and compare issues; make practical, science-based recommendations; and prepare cost estimates. Develop and present a complete landscape management plan for a public client.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO472
Applied Soil PhysicsCrosslisted with AGRO 872, NRES 472, NRES 872, SOIL 472, WATS 472

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; MATH 102 or MATH 104 or MATH 106.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO477
Great Plains Field PedologyCrosslisted with GEOG 467, NRES 477, SOIL 477, GEOG 867, NRES 877

Prerequisites: AGRO/SOIL 153.

Description: Spatial relationship of soil properties on various parts of landscape typical of the Plains, causal factors, and predictions of such relationships on other landscapes. Grouping these properties into classes, naming the classes, and the taxonomy that results from this grouping. Application of a taxonomy to a real situation through making a field soil survey in a region representative of the Plains border, predicting land use response of various mapped units as it affects the ecosystem, and evaluating the effectiveness of the taxonomic system used in the region surveyed.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO478
Plant AnatomyCrosslisted with BIOS 478, BIOS 878, AGRO 878, HORT 478, HORT 878

Prerequisites: 8 hrs biological sciences

BIOS 109 recommended.

Description: Development, structure, and function of tissues and organs of the higher plants. Relationships of structure to physiology and ecology of plants.

This course is a prerequisite for: BIOS 879

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AGRO480
Modified Root ZonesCrosslisted with HORT 480, TLMT 480, TLMT 880, AGRO 880, HORT 880

Prerequisites: SOIL 153

Recommend CHEM 105A/105L or 109A/109L, AGRO/HORT 131, TLMT 227, and AGRO/HORT 453 or AGRO 472

Description: Modified root zones and their applications in the turfgrass and landscape management industry. Correct applications and construction techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO484
Water Resources SeminarCrosslisted with GEOG 484, GEOL 484, NRES 484, WATS 484, NRES 884, AGRO 884, GEOG 884, GEOL 884, WATS 884

Prerequisites: Junior or above standing

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AGRO488
Entrepreneurship and Enterprise DevelopmentCrosslisted with HORT 488, HORT 888, EAEP 488, ENTR 488, EAEP 888, AGRO 888, ENTR 888, ABUS 488

Description: The process of starting your own enterprise. Competitive environment, risk management, finance for business startups, funding, and business plan writing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGRO489
Urbanization of Rural LandscapesCrosslisted with AGRO 889, CRPL 489, HORT 489, HORT 889, CRPL 889

Prerequisites: Senior standing or graduate standing.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AGRO495
Grasslands SeminarCrosslisted with ENTO 495, GRAS 495, HORT 495, NRES 495, RNGE 495, SOIL 495

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Topic varies and deals with different aspects of forage and/or range and/or livestock, turf and/or landscape grasses, natural habitats, and wetlands.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-2

ACE:

AGRO496
Independent StudyCrosslisted with AGRO 896, RNGE 496, SOIL 496
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AGRO498
Senior ProjectCrosslisted with SOIL 498

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

A two-semester sequence. Students should select one credit hour the first semester and three credits the second semester. The first semester will be used for planning, topic selection, and identifying a project adviser. The second semester will be used to carry out the research project, prepare a written report, and possibly an oral presentation.

Description: Carry out and report on a research project.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AGRO499H
Honors ThesisCrosslisted with RNGE 499H, SOIL 499H

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission.

AGRI 299H recommended.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE: