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Agronomy (AGRO)

AGRO 110    Introduction to Plant Science    3 Hours

Principles of plant growth and development are applied to agriculture.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

AGRO 111    Plant Science Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGRO 110. Laboratories coincide with lecture topics. Lab is strongly encouraged for students in the plant sciences.

Corequisite(s): AGRO 110

Course Fee: $20

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

AGRO 310    Pest Management    3 Hours

Identification and management of insects, diseases and weeds of major importance in agronomic crops, turfgrasses and landscape plantings.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 and CHEM 105

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

AGRO 320    Crop Physiology    3 Hours

Effects of various physiological and environmental factors on crop production are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 and BIOL 120 and (CHEM 105 or CHEM 120)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

AGRO 350    Soils    3 Hours

A basic study of soil properties and processes emphasizing soil management and its application to agriculture.

Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 105 and CHEM 106) or (CHEM 120 and CHEM 121)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

AGRO 351    Soils Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGRO 350. Laboratory exercises and experiences to supplement lecture topics.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

AGRO 352    Soil Fertility and Fertilizers    3 Hours

Soil reactions of elements essential for plant growth and development, sources and manufacture of fertilizer materials, use of fertilizers and lime, use of sound management practices are stressed.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350 and AGRO 110

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

AGRO 409    Weed Science    2 Hours

Identification of prominent weed species; relationship of weeds to crop production problems; control measures, both physical and chemical, are presented.

Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 107 or CHM 107C) and (AGRO 320 and AGRO 350)

Corequisite(s): AGRO 410

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

AGRO 410    Weed Science Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGRO 409.

Corequisite(s): AGRO 409

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

AGRO 414    Crop Improvement    3 Hours

Identification, development, and utilization of genetic differences in the improvement of cultivated plants. Note: Six hours of plant science and upper division standing required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGRO 418    Plant Pathology    3 Hours

Introduction to common plant pathogens and diseases of agronomically important field and forage crops, turf, vegetables, and ornamentals; Topics include control measures, newly discovered diseases, and plant-pathogen interactions. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 and BIOL 120 and AGRO 350

Equivalent(s): BIOL 317

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021

AGRO 420    Forage Crops    2 Hours

Distribution, improvement, morphology, culture, harvesting and utilization of forage crops are presented.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 and AGRO 350 and BIOL 120

Corequisite(s): AGRO 421

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; spring 2022

AGRO 421    Forage Crops Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGRO 420.

Corequisite(s): AGRO 420

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; spring 2022

AGRO 422    Field Crops    3 Hours

Distribution, improvement, morphology, culture, harvesting and utilization of field crops are presented.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 320 and AGRO 350

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

AGRO 452    Soil Microbiology    3 Hours

Soil microbial populations and systems and their influence on plant nutrition, soil organic matter, its decomposition and other soil microbial biochemical processes are presented.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

AGRO 454    Soil Management and Conservation    3 Hours

Economic utilization of land for agricultural, recreation and public purposes based on location and capability characteristics; interpretation and application of soil survey information for best interests in crop production, conservation, public and industrial use; practice in designing land use maps are stressed.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

AGRO 455    Soil Chemistry    2 Hours

Analytical techniques used in soil chemistry and soil fertility; studies nutrient determination, colloidal systems, chemical properties related to plant nutrition.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350

Corequisite(s): AGRO 456

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGRO 456    Soil Chemistry Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGRO 455.

Corequisite(s): AGRO 455

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGRO 457    Soil Formation, Classification and Mapping    2 Hours

Soil origin; classification schemes; profile description, mapping and interpretation of soil survey information emphasizing Kentucky soils, are discussed. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350

Corequisite(s): AGRO 458

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021

AGRO 458    Soil Formation, Classification and Mapping Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGRO 457.

Corequisite(s): AGRO 457

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021

AGRO 459    Techniques in Physical Soil Description    3 Hours

Field descriptions of soils in the southeastern U.S. based upon observations of several local soil series and their relationship to the online web soil survey. Training is provided for students seeking governmental positions in the soil science discipline. Off campus travel to field sites and a soil judging contest in the southeast region.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Agricultural Technology Mgt (205) , Agriculture (508) or Agriculture (605)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2022

AGRO 475    Selected Topics in Agriculture    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 12 hrs)

Special topics acquaint advanced undergraduate students with scientific developments of current interest in agriculture. Appropriate topic titles are assigned. Lecture and assignments vary with credit. May be repeated with change in content. Note: Consent of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022