GRAS240
Forage Crop and Pasture ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 240, RNGE 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

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GRAS242
North American Wildland PlantsCrosslisted with AGRO 242, HORT 242, RNGE 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

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GRAS340
Range Management and ImprovementCrosslisted with AGRO 340, RNGE 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

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GRAS440
Great Plains EcosystemCrosslisted with AGRO 440, AGRO 840, NRES 840, RNGE 440, NRES 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

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GRAS441
Perennial Plant Function, Growth, and DevelopmentCrosslisted with AGRO 441, AGRO 841, 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

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GRAS442
Wildland PlantsCrosslisted with AGRO 442, AGRO 842, NRES 842, RNGE 442, NRES 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:

GRAS444
Ecosystem Monitoring and AssessmentCrosslisted with AGRO 444, AGRO 844, 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GRAS445
Livestock Management on Range and PastureCrosslisted with AGRO 445, AGRO 845, ASCI 451, ASCI 851, RNGE 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

GRAS490
Internship Experience in Grazing Livestock Systems

Prerequisites: Junior standing, Grazing Livestock Systems major and permission

Description: A structured practical experience under the supervision of a professional in grazing livestock systems.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 482, AECN 482

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

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GRAS495
Grasslands SeminarCrosslisted with AGRO 495, ENTO 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

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GRAS496
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Permission and advance approval of contract.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-5

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