AGRONOMY (CROPS & SOILS)

AGRO 105 - SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION

Principles of soil and water conservation are covered in this course as well as practical application through land use, runoff and erosion control and soil management practices.

2 credits (3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester (8 weeks)

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science.

AGRO 110 - SOIL SCIENCE

This course covers the fundamentals of soil science, origin, nature and formation of soils, physical and chemical properties and soil management practices.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall and spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science.

AGRO 115 – PRINCIPLES OF COMPOST MANAGEMENT

In this course students will learn the science behind compost production. They will implement the food waste compost program on campus from source material collection through final product production. New ideas of organic source material will be tested to continually improve and expand upon the composting program. This course will be conducted in a seminar style with associated lab.

3 credits (2 seminar hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall and spring semester

AGRO 210 - FIELD CROPS

Production of field crops, their importance, adaptation, varieties and cultural practices are covered in this course.

Prerequisite: AGRO 110 or permission of instructor

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

AGRO 215 - SOIL FERTILITY & FERTILIZERS

Principles involved in supplying essential elements for growing plants. Soil and tissue analysis, nutrient deficiency symptoms. Factors in manufacture, applications and economics of fertilizers, amendments and organic materials.

Prerequisite: AGRO 110

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science.

AGRO 310 - PASTURE MANAGEMENT & FORAGES PRODUCTION

Fundamentals of pasture management and forages production for maximum yield, quality, and longevity.

Prerequisite: AGRO 110

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester